Production and Management

The production and management focus examines the theatre process from rehearsal to performance, with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the collaborative nature of theatre production and encouraging teamwork.

Hands on learning

Students learn the principles, procedures and skills required in each of the major production and management areas:  scenic construction, wardrobe, properties, lighting, sound, stage management, audience services and marketing and communications. An overview of all aspects of these areas is provided through lectures, demonstrations, special guests, and visits to professional theatres.

  • In first year, students rotate through various production and management areas applying newly-learned technical skills on department productions.
  • Second-year students advance to a managerial level in a selected area and are responsible for a significant practical project related to main-stage productions.
  • Advanced courses at the third and fourth-year levels provide supervised practical experience in one or more specialized areas.

Our classes are small so that students can receive detailed instruction and individual attention. 

Students in this program work with faculty and guest directors and designers in addition to our expertly qualified staff. They learn professional work standards and ethics and have the opportunity to make numerous professional contacts.