While backstage, you will walk the catwalk, construct elaborate theatre sets, and design intricate theatre costumes that will bring theatre performances to another dimension.
Technical management requires a diverse set of skills. The B.F.A. in Technical Theatre/Design sequence of courses focuses first on developing creative expression through acting, improvisation, and script analysis. To assure comprehensive training, once you've built a foundation, you may choose to pursue elective courses that lead to a concentration in scenic, lighting, sound, or costume design, or stage management.
There is a separate portfolio requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major
Engaged, hands-on learning while you manage productions on our main stage to make them run smoothly.
Work behind the scenes to design and construct elaborate scenery.
You will walk the catwalk working with modern lighting equipment and designing light for main stage productions.
Design intricate costumes that will bring theatre performances to another dimension.
Design soundscapes that will take theatre audiences to another place.
You will be on a rigorous, directed path made to prepare you to become a professional. In addition to our four main stage productions our theatre students produce annually, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with local companies such as Florida Dance Theatre and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra to produce professional ballets and operas.
Develop life skills, such as project management and presentation skills. Succeed not only in your theatre career, but in any field you choose to pursue.
Study with faculty that include recipients of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival award as well as design awards from the Orlando International Fringe Festival.
Gain off-campus experience with faculty-led study abroad trips and our Junior Journey trip to New York City.
Our location puts you in close proximity of everything from award-winning community theatres to world-class performance venues and theme-parks.
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The Theatre Arts at Florida Southern presents four main stage productions each year, including two musicals and a second stage lab production. There are also opportunities for additional student productions. The main stage productions are presented in the beautiful Loca Lee Buckner Theatre, an intimate 336-seat thrust stage outfitted with three full-stage hydraulic lifts and high-end lighting and sound equipment and software. Student productions are mounted in the Frank Lloyd Wright Theatre-in-the-Round, which serves as our lab theatre and is entirely student run. Additionally, Florida Southern College’s Festival of Fine Arts program brings in world-class productions and concerts in the third theatre facility on campus, the 1,800-seat proscenium theatre, Branscomb Auditorium.
In THE 2430 Costume Design, you can expect to be lead through the costume design process. From the theoretical and conceptual collaboration of director and designer to complete design projects for theoretical productions, you’ll gain practical experience in the area of costume construction and craft fabrication.
Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.
We also offer a BA in Theatre Arts program that does not require an audition for entry into the program!
The Vagabonds, the oldest student organization on campus, provides performance opportunities in lab productions, improv, and student cabarets.
All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:
Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.
If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:
Scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the theatre faculty. BFA auditions will automatically be considered for scholarship eligibility.
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