The B.F.A. in Theatre with an Emphasis in Design and Technology is well-suited for those who may want to pursue a career in design, stage technology, or stage management. The curriculum is also designed to prepare students who wish to pursue an advanced degree (M.F.A.) in Theatre Design and Technology, for the purpose of entering the fields of Higher Education or Professional Theatre.
To help the student achieve these goals, the Department of Theatre and Dance offers a rich array of courses and a 7-production season comprised of 4 mainstage theatre shows, 1 second-stage theatre production, and 2 mainstage dance productions. Additionally, the Department produces two to three shows during its celebrated Summer Festival Repertory.
The B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Design/Tech. embraces 6 areas of production: technical direction, stage management, scenic, costume and lighting design and technology. Students majoring in this area have ample opportunities to stage manage, assist in design and are routinely assigned such roles as: master electrician, props master, dresser, scenic artist, stitcher, etc. B.F.A. students work alongside graduate students and a faculty of working professionals