The Lighting Design program at Webster provides some of the most exciting opportunities the Conservatory has to offer. Webster is one of the few undergraduate institutions requiring all of the productions be designed by students. Faculty input on production work is strictly advisory. This practice allows students to acquire production experience necessary for the degree and provides representative samples for their portfolio.
In addition, our students assist all of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis lighting designers. This provides terrific networking opportunities which have served our graduates very well over the years. The best designers in the country pass through our doors, and our students get to see their process up close. This combination of practical stage work, conceptual work in the design studio, and working side-by-side with professional designers creates a unique opportunity for the artists' professional growth.
Points of Distinction
Work with our partners at The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, both located on campus, on performances at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts.
The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Dance St. Louis collaborate with Webster on curriculum and productions.
Webster is the only American University that has a partnership with the internationally acclaimed Academy of FIne Arts Vienna.
This degree has 102 required credit hours, 12 general education credit hours and 14 elective credit hours.
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16th in the Midwest
Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.
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