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Bachelor of Arts
Theatre Studies: Design/Technical (B.A.)
This emphasis in theatre studies provides students with rigorous, hands-on training with cutting edge technology. Students will expand their knowledge and refine their ability to collaborate and create exciting worlds on–stage through a focused study of design and production. In addition to building knowledge and skills, design/tech students are mentored by faculty and staff to successfully transition from college to their future careers in design, production, and entertainment or to graduate programs for additional training.
Behind-the-scenes of drama's upcoming play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Gain Hands-On Experience
Are you interested in hands–on opportunities to hone your craft while creating exciting work onstage and in the classroom? The design/tech area allows students to explore their own creative process and invites them to collaborate with others. The following list is a sampling of the coursework this emphasis area offers:

• Scenic design
• Sound design
• Costume design and technology
• Costume construction
• Lighting design
• Stage management
• Props design and construction

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Theatre Studies, with a Design/Technical emphasis, have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Set Designer
Set designers work with the directors to create the artificial environment, or set, where the production will take place. They oversee the process of designing and creating the set, and work with the script for the different scenes that take place throughout the production.
Costume Designer
Plan, design, and fit costumes for the actors in different kinds of productions. Costume designers also assist in accessories and maintaining the costumes for the actors. Costume designers will also have to work with the directors and producers in creating a costume that will fit the character for the production.
Props Designer
Just about every production has props that actors use throughout the show. A prop designer has the responsibility to design and create the props used in the production. They may need to sew, weld or buy different materials in order to create the props needed for each scene.
Film & Sound Engineers
Operate the equipment that records, mixes, or reproduces music or sound effects in recording studios, sporting arenas, theatre productions, or video productions.

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