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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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Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the Technical Theatre and Design program.

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Performing on stage is not for everyone

We also offer a Theatre Arts B.A. program that does not require an audition for entry into the program!

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Clubs and More

The Vagabonds, the oldest student organization on campus, provides performance opportunities in lab productions, improv, and student cabarets.

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Program Information

Admission Requirements


All domestic freshman applicants to Florida Southern College’s full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Additional Admission Requirements for This Program

  • Students may be accepted into the Technical Theatre and Design B.F.A. program only through an audition in their area of expertise.
  • 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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Technical Theatre and Design Program Contact

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