Stage Management (BFA)
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 in the Stage Management program 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 his or her own particular talents and interests.
Prior to entering the BFA Stage Management program, students must complete the Design & Production Core curriculum.