Professional experiences and expectations put you in the spotlight
Get hands-on experience in a wide range of production and design disciplines to refine your interests, hone your skills, and prepare you for a lifetime of creativity in theatre. Join us and you’ll be active on the main stage in your very first semester. In fact, our productions couldn’t exist without you.
That’s because you actually run the production operations around here. Join forces with dynamic classmates and faculty who are actively working theatre professionals who truly value your input and artistry. Be part of the design and production of comedies, dramas, musical productions and edgy, experimental works fueled by your artistic vision. Learn about theatre operations on both sides of the curtain, including professional production management, design elements, play direction, audience engagement and patron services. And your work, your scenic designs, costumes, sound and lighting, all share the stage with the actors.
You will be working exactly as the professionals do because from your first semester you will take on the real-world responsibilities that stand out on resumes. Graduate ready for an amazing career in theatre operations, from stage management to front-of-the-house operations and everything in between. All these experiences at Susquehanna University build valuable connections too, opening doors around the country, around the world and reaching all the way to our graduates working in the bright lights of Broadway and the film industry in Hollywood.
- of production/design students attend a conference with theatre faculty before graduation
- of theatre studies students who apply to graduate school are accepted
- of performance students are cast in a faculty-led production their first year