UM Theatre & Dance Graduate Students Put Class Projects on Display

April 26, 2018

MISSOULA – Mark Andrews and Jennifer Jones, Master of Fine Arts candidates in the School of Theatre & Dance at the University of Montana, will present the culminating work for their current Graduate Design Seminar course as part of Missoula’s First Friday festivities on May 4.

The project, dubbed “Light Up Your Spring,” will have models out and about on Higgins Avenue from 7 to 9 p.m.

Andrews, who is a graduate student in lighting design, and Jones, who is a graduate student in costume design, have collaborated to create works that showcase both of their skills and emphases: illuminated costumes.

“The costumes are inspired by the essence of spring, uniting costuming and lighting to create lovely, wearable works,” Jones said. “They are representative of the spring we know and love in Montana, the rain showers of April and May, the rainbows that follow after and the flowers following further still.”

For more information about “Light Up Your Spring,” call Jones at 406-595-4751 or email For more information about the School of Theatre & Dance, visit


Contact: Jennifer Jones, graduate student, UM School of Theatre & Dance, 406-595-4751,