The Palace of Knossos is the working title of my proposed MFA Thesis project. The project involves the design, visualization and presentation of a themed attraction based on the history and mythology of the ancient Cretan city of Knossos, specifically King Minos and his step-son Asterius, better known as The Minotaur. This project will explore the work-flow of creating production quality visualizations in parallel with the “blue sky” concept phase of a complex themed environment. Live actors would be cast as visitors to this attraction, and a combination of physical sets and set extensions/matte paintings would be used to create a realistic final product suitable for executive review as well as public release. The culmination of this effort would be a teaser/trailer for the attraction “The Palace of Knossos” along with concept art and color boards for the physical attraction.