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Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Theatre Arts: 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 Theatre Arts: 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.

Performance Opportunities

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.

Career Tracks

Stage Management

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

Scene 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.

Sound Design

Design soundscapes that will take theatre audiences to another place.

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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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.

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Performing on stage is not for everyone

We also offer a BA in Theatre Arts 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 Details

Available in: 

  • BFA

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Technical Theatre and Design

  • Students may be accepted into the Theatre Arts: Technical Theatre and Design BFA program only through an audition in their area of expertise.
  • 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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Theatre Scholarships

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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