Theatre Design, Technology and Production - B.F.A.
With a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, this program prepares you for a career in theatre production. Access industry-standard tools, experienced faculty and real-world opportunities. Enroll now and take the first step towards a career in theatre production.
"Kent State gave me the strong foundation to help me succeed in making my career goals a reality. What I value most from my time as a student are the strong relationships I built with my mentors and peers. This network continues to be a positive resource long after graduation."
– Kristine Haag, B.F.A., Design and Technology '03
DESIGN NEW WORLDS
The Design and Technology program prepares students for careers as professional theatre designers, technicians and artisans. Students receive training in traditional and new methods of theatrical design and technology, graduating as dynamic and creative theatre practitioners. The opportunity for intensive specialization is available to all students pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Theatre Design Technology and Production. The Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Theatre Design Technology and Production seeks to develop individuals who are flexible, dynamic, and creative collaborators in the theatre arts.
Theatre Design, Technology, and Production Requirements
In addition to 36 credit hours taken in Kent Core requirements, Theatre Design Technology and Production majors can expect to take courses in making theatre, fundamentals of production, theatrical drafting, lighting design, scenic design, costume design, presentation media, sound design, theatre management, history of theatre and drama, and theatre technology. Students are required to participate in at least one Main Stage production every semester, complete practicum classes and maintain a portfolio to be reviewed and approved every academic year.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Theatre Design Technology and Production can expect to find employment in a wide array of performing arts venues and organizations in the areas of scenic design, lighting design, sound design, technical direction, costume design and stage management following graduation. Many students choose to enroll in graduate programs in a chosen specialty for further intensive study.