While Scenic Art isn’t a common field of study, the programs available are comprehensive and will prepare you for a career in the industry.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston Salem, NC

A four year BFA Scenic Art Program

Webster University

St Louis, MO

A Four Year BFA Scenic Art Program

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

A Two year MFA Applied Arts Specialization

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston Salem, NC

A three year MFA Scenic Art Program

Boston University Artisan Certificate

Boston, MA

A two-year certificate program in Scenic Art

Cobalt Studios

White Lake, NY

A two-year certificate program in Scenic Art

As well as various lengthed specialty seminars

Studio and Forum of Scenic Art

Newburgh, NY

A three-year vocational school in Scenic Art

As well as various lengthed specialty seminars

United Scenic Artist Local 829

New York, NY and St. Louis, MA

A three-year apprenticeship program in Scenic Art

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Bristol, England

A one year MA in Scenic Art

DAP Studios

South London, England

Offers various courses in Scenic Art

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England

A week-long intensive in Scenic Art

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

A three year undergraduate program in Scenic Art

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama University of London

London, England

A three year BA in Scenic Art

SceneHouse

Edinburgh, Scotland

A six week program in Scenic Art

Goodspeed Musical

Works under the supervision of the Charge Scenic Artist in the execution of design renderings and in the maintenance of paint shop.

Paid position working 35-45 hours per week.

The Huntington Theatre Company

Participates hands on in the execution of designed renderings for all scenery.

9-month position working 40 hours per week at $12.75/hour.

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England

A week-long intensive in Scenic Art

Julliard the School

The apprentices in the scenic art department work on all productions under the supervision of the charge artist and assistant charge artist.

9-Month position working 40 hours per week at $15/hour.

Riverside Theatre

Paints Apprentice will report to the Scenic Charge and assist with the painting of scenery for all Riverside Theatre productions.

12-month position paid a weekly salary and housing provided.

The Royal Opera House

2-year position working 48 hours per week paid the ‘Living Wage.’

Santa Fe Opera

12-week position.

Steppenwolf Theatre

Work with the scenic charge to interpret and realize scenic designs.

9-month position working 28 hours per week paid minimum wage.

Walnut Street Theatre at Duke University

Provides hands-on experience working alongside professionals in a specific, concentrated area.

Position is paid a weekly stipend.

Mike Meyers: Hand Lettering

4 day workshop in hand lettering.

Schedule and locations vary throughout world.

Cobalt Studios

Offers many 3-5 day intensive seminars on various subjects.

Historic Stage Services

Four day retreats focusing on historic painting techniques.

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