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Technical Theatre/Design

Work hands-on behind the scenes and build your craft from the ground up

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

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How to Apply

Top Reasons

We present four main stage productions each year—directed by both full-time faculty and professional directors—that provide ample opportunity for student experiences.

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Hone Your Craft

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

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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.

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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.

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Study Abroad

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

View the Technical Theatre/Design Brochure

Audition Requirement

Students may be accepted into the Theatre B.F.A. program only through an audition in their area of expertise

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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No audition/interview is necessary for admission to the B.A. program, however, it should also be noted that scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the theatre faculty.

Graduate Opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to study in prestigious graduate programs.

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Program Contact

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors

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James Beck

Department Chair

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