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Theatre: Resources for MFA Design Students: Set and Light Design

Resources for costuming, set design, and lighting design

Books on Set Design and Light Design

In NUsearch, use the Subject Heading search: theaters stage setting; set designers; stage lighting

Books with substantial photographic content will contain the subject category "pictorial works".  You could, for example, find photographs of Ireland with the Subject Heading search: Ireland pictorial works.


Visual Resources


American eras/decades

In the Periodicals Room (1st floor), Reference Collection there are 2 encyclopedic sets that outline American eras (early American civiliations through 1899) and decades (1900-2009).

AMERICAN ERAS.  Detroit: Gale Research, 1997-

 Ref 973.8 A512

AMERICAN DECADES. Detroit: Gale Research 1996-

Ref 973.92 A512

Emotion search


The Tate Collection's website includes a feature for searching their online collection of artwork by emotion. 

Subject Guide

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Greg MacAyeal
Music Library
Deering, 2nd floor