Senior Capstone Project--Scenic Design


Create a proposal in conjunction with your faculty advisor for submission to the department committee by mid-semester the semester before you plan to execute your Senior Project. Your proposal must include:

  • Title of work and author.
  • A brief statement on why this project should be your capstone project.
  • Project deadlines. (Consult the Department Production Calendar)
  • An up-to-date resume.
  • Current GPA.

Production Requirements

Upon approval of the Senior Project, the student is expected to fulfill all standard production requirements as expected of any designer, including but not limited to:

  • Work with faculty advisor on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Participate in all production meetings.
  • Participate in strike.

Portfolio Requirements

Following completion of the design assignment, submit a completed designer portfolio package. This package will include:

  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Design Analysis.
  • Preliminary Sketches.
  • Scale Model or Rendering and any Painters Elevations.
  • Research Package.
  • Ground Plan.
  • Section.
  • Hanging Schedule.
  • Elevations & Working Drawings created by the designer.
  • Properties List.
  • Shop Budget. (Consult Technical Director for final budgets)
  • Representative photos of the production.
  • All materials will be portfolio quality and will not be returned.


After the advisor has approved the designer portfolio, the student scenic designer will formally present his/her portfolio to the department committee. The committee will confer with the advisor and a grade will be assigned. Your advisor will communicate the grade as soon as possible.