Professional experiences and expectations
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.
You’ll work like the professionals do, and you will assume responsibilities that stand out on resumes.
Students just like you run most of the production operations here. Our productions couldn’t exist without student dedication.
Our hands-on production labs are small and focused on your development. And our productions rival any conservancy program in scope and quality.
Our students often begin performing on the main stage in their first semester.
- There are four mainstage productions each year, including a student-directed show and a major musical
- You’ll collaborate with the Department of Music on their annual opera program
- We offer a second stage season-experimental, edgy and fueled by students’ artistic desires
Set the scene for your career
Our graduates are working in the bright lights of Broadway and the film industry in Hollywood.
Everything from stage management to front of the house operations is preparation for your amazing theatre career. Your input and artistry are valued by our faculty who are working theatre professionals. And the work you do—your scenic designs, costumes, sound and lighting—shares the stage with the actors.
Learn about theatre operations on both sides of the curtain including professional-style production management, execution of design elements, play direction, and engaging with the theatre-going public in patron services.