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Design & Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Woman with lantern, Theatre production of HeddaThe B.F.A. in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Design and Technology prepares you for a professional career as a theater designer, artisan, stage manager or technician. This intensive program of theater studies involves a high degree of specialization and offers a balance of class work and contribution through production; you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the theatrical process as it relates to the various areas of design and production.

What You'll Study

Theatre productionThe design and production program provides you with an intensive, hands-on experience through a four-year sequence of courses in design, theater technology, script analysis and visual arts. Demanding class work is combined with a variety of practical production experiences. 

The costume, scenic and paint studios are state-of-the-art facilities with several thousand square feet dedicated to production and training in areas ranging from basic drawing to exploration of scenic, lighting and costume design for theatrical production.

Intense mentorship is a key component for the growth of the student designer, and CCU mentors are provided for every production “role” you’ll take on in this program. All students are evaluated annually and must meet professional standards to achieve the B.F.A. Design and Technology degree.

Sample Four Year Plan

Beyond the Classroom

You’ll have the opportunity to work with faculty and guest designers and be selected to contribute to production as a scenic designer, light designer, costume designer and/or properties designer for the mainstage season. Additional production and design opportunities are available with Dance Company, Second Stage Productions and in the New Works Reading Series. Students regularly enter into the work force in the summer to hone their skills at theaters across the nation. 

Student Perspective  

In Production

Metamorphoses Set Construction

Contact

Monica Bell
Department Chair
843-349-2287 or mbell@coastal.edu

Regina Duncan
Administrative Specialist
843-349-6635 or rduncan@coastal.edu

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