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Technical Theatre and Design

Build your technical theatre and design craft from the ground up – hands-on, behind the scenes.

While backstage, you will walk the catwalk, construct elaborate theatre sets, and design intricate theatre costumes that will bring theatre performances to another dimension.

Top Reasons to choose Technical Theatre and Design at florida southern college

Hone Your Craft

You will be on a rigorous, directed path made to prepare you to become a professional.

Well Rounded

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.

Expert Faculty

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.

Study Abroad

Gain off-campus experience with faculty-led study abroad trips and our Junior Journey trip to New York City.

Career Tracks

Stage Management

Engaged, hands-on learning while you manage productions on our main stage to make them run smoothly.

Scenic Design

Work behind the scenes to design and construct elaborate scenery.

Lighting Design

You will walk the catwalk working with modern lighting equipment and designing light for main stage productions.

Costume Design

Design intricate costumes that will bring theatre performances to another dimension.

See Your Work Realized on Our Main Stage

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.

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Application Requirement

Students may be accepted into the Theatre B.F.A. program only through a portfolio review in their area of expertise: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Sound Design, or Stage Management.

Due to current campus visit restrictions the remaining auditions are being submitted by video. The updated deadline for video submissions is May 15, 2020.

Auditions are offered throughout the school year on an appointment basis. The prospective student for the B.F.A. Technical Theatre degree should prepare a portfolio of their work to present to Department Chair James Beck.

Scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the theatre faculty. B.F.A. auditions will automatically be considered for scholarship eligibility.

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Not interested in auditioning?

Our Theatre Arts major does not require an audition for entry into the program!

Please Note: Scholarships are only awarded based on auditions and an interview with theatre faculty.

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Technical Theatre and Design Program Contact

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

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James Beck

Department Chair
863.680.4184

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