Prior to entering the BFA Stage Management program, students must complete the Design & Production Core curriculum.
Stage Management students are encouraged to evolve a keen theatrical sensibility, a sound working knowledge of technical production, strong organizational skills, and an effective ability in personnel management. Students experience the process of mounting a theatrical event that is precisely organized and plays with seamless artistry. These students crave knowledge in all aspects of theatre production, and their program of study provides training in most major areas of theatre activity. The program also orchestrates a series of progressively demanding assignments in the management of productions. Students within this program consequently share a common experience of both specific focus and broad responsibility that leads to an unusually strong sense of community.
In the first two years, study includes basic work in design, production, and performance. Curricular choices include courses in the principles of design and crafts for the stage, as well as in voice and speech, movement, acting, theatre history and literature, and in stage management.
During the third and fourth years, students may elect courses in directing and general arts management as well as advanced courses in design, production, and performance skills. Each student’s program of study is devised to reflect and enrich their own particular talents and interests.
BFA Stage Management Course of Study
Application and Admission
- Work with a professional faculty whose work is seen throughout the world. The faculty members brings with them their professional experiences as designers in regional theater and Broadway as well as work that is produced internationally.
- Hands-on study in our more than 40 productions annually.
- Professional opportunities through our Professional Theatre Initiative (PTI), which allows our students access to top theatres throughout the country for internship, summer stock, or production opportunities. We also have two professional theatres in Boston that are PTI affiliates—the Huntington Theatre Company (2013 Outstanding Regional Theatre Recipient) and New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, Massachusetts. Students can expect to work in professional or academic standing with both theatres during their tenure.
- Cross-curricular experiences in the College of Fine Arts, including the Arts Leadership Minor.
- Leslie Sears, Program Head
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