Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Griffith, Kevin

Second Advisor

French, Tony

Third Advisor

Hoover, David


This thesis examines the process of designing the set for the fall 2006 production of Brian Friel.s Dancing at Lughnasa at the University of New Orleans. This production was chosen for me by the graduate committee in partial completion of my Master of Fine Arts degree in scenic design. I will examine the process I went through from initial introduction to the project, the interpretation, communication and execution of the design as well as the response to this design. The text of this thesis will be accompanied by copies of all research, renderings, draftings as well as all supporting materials relevant to the design process.


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