Scenic Design | Theater | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

set of The Whipping Man

Scenic Design

Photo above: SIU Theater production of The Whipping Man, set design by Logan Reagan (MFA, Scenic Design 2014), currently Assistant Professor of Theater at Missouri Southern State University.

Thank you for your interest in MFA Design and Production (Emphasis Scenic Design) program here at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. The MFA in Design is a three-year sequence that includes courses in all areas of design as well as numerous electives with multiple realized design opportunities.

  • Two performance venues
  • Professionally active design faculty
  • Professional resident summer company, McLeod Summer Playhouse, offers paid design and production opportunities
  • Fully-realized design opportunities from year one to the thesis
  • Assistantships available covering tuition and offering a monthly stipend

For more information about the program or to get connected with a current student or alum, contact Jacob Juntunen, Director of Graduate Studies, at