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The Scene Design (BFA) program demands operations and scenery of the highest standards. Each shop is professionally staffed by The Repertory Theatre during the day and by students in the evening. Scene Design also helps students develop other basic skills, including construction, shop practices, and rendering techniques.

The third year and fourth year offer further design and conceptual experience, both in the studio and in actual production work. Webster is one of the few undergraduate institutions that requires that all of the productions be designed by students. This practice allows students to acquire experience necessary for the degree, and provides representative samples for their portfolio, creating a unique opportunity for professional growth.

Seven women inside a cage looking across the theatre to a screen that reads, "Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again."

2021 Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Photo by Philip Hamer

Two men wearing facemasks take selfies with women in a cage in the background while one woman catwalks the length of the stage next to them.

2021 Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Photo by Philip Hamer

Woman holding doll head in conversation with two others while a group of three are against a screen that reads, "Revolutionize the World. (Don't Associate with Men) Revolutionize the Body (Stop Eating) Revolutionize the Body/the Language (Stop Speaking)"

2021 Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Photo by Philip Hamer

Actress with brown shoulder-length hair wearing a red dress with crinoline sleeves poses at the end of the runway with arms held out to sides with bent elbows and wrists.

2021 Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Photo by Philip Hamer

The actress sits on her knees leaning inside a tire swing talking with an actor sitting on the floor with legs straight out and feet angled outwards.

2020 Picnic Photo by Philip Hamer

The actress stands on a picnic table looking upwards while two actors and an actress look on.

2020 Picnic Photo by Philip Hamer

Two women in 1950s dresses wearing white gloves stand on the house porch looking on.

2020 Picnic Photo by Philip Hamer

An actress in a red dress smiles widely while holding up a cardboard sign that reads, "Just Married." Other actors are in the background.

2020 Picnic Photo by Philip Hamer

A woman in a yellow dress with red hair holds out a full Coke bottle to a blind man.

2019 Ismene Photo by Philip Hamer

A woman with brown hair in a dirty and tattered brown dress stands over a table with a still man laying on it wearing dirty, brown clothing.

2019 Ismene Photo by Philip Hamer

Two Coke delivery people stand in front of two women in dirty brown dresses and a man with a dark drown vest on; the woman in yellow is lying on the floor.

2019 Ismene Photo by Philip Hamer

A woman with brown hair in a dirty and tattered brown dress with no sleeves looks at another with long sleeves who is holding a Coke.

2019 Ismene Photo by Philip Hamer

Two Union soldiers talk to each other in between a seated sister wearing a black dress and a standing sister wearing a light blue vest over a white shirt and dark blue skirt.

2018 Three Sisters photo by Eric Woolsey

The youngest sister wearing an all-white dress with an orange sash stands with a Union soldier, pointing upwards as she talks.

2018 Three Sisters photo by Eric Woolsey

The scene in the play where the cast poses around the dining room table for a photo taken by one of the soldiers.

2018 Three Sisters photo by Eric Woolsey

Partnerships with World-Class Cultural Institutions

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis are located on campus and perform in the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts.

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Dance St. Louis collaborate with Webster University on curriculum, in addition to various productions throughout the year.

Webster is the only American university that has an ongoing partnership with the internationally-acclaimed Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

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Contact: John Wylie, Head of Design/Tech

Fallon Podrazik
Miles R. Vesich Memorial Endowment Scholarship in Scenic Design Recipient

“I want to do stage designs that tell the stories and world of the characters. I want the audience to be inspired by the world around the characters, but I also want the set to highlight the struggles and triumphs of the characters throughout the play.”

Fallon Podrazik
Fallon Podrazik

BFA in Scene Design and Graphic Design, ‘23

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