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Stage Management/Design-Tech Program

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Stage Management/Design-Technical Concentration

5-Week Program
7-Week Program (5-Week Program + Musical Theatre Extension)

The Stage Management/Design-Technical Concentration of the Theatre Arts program will give students the opportunity to explore a wide range of design elements that bring a theater production to life.

Backstage and design work is brought into the spotlight in this program. All of the Stage Management/Design-Technical classes offer students tremendous opportunities for individual instruction from a select staff of design and technical theatre professionals.

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The Stage Management/Design-Technical students participate in the Core classes of Acting, Voice & Movement, Text Analysis, and Performance Theory. SM/DT students will take special Stage Management and Design Process classes in the afternoons. We believe that to be an effective specialist, one must have a complete understanding of the entire art of theatre.

Each Stage Management/Design-Tech student will serve as a Stage Manager for one of the final productions in 5-Week Program, working beside professional directors in rehearsals in the evenings and calling the show during performances.

SM/DT students staying on for the final two weeks of the 7-Week Program will get to continue their studies within a Musical Theatre Context, and stage manage a showcase at the end of the extension. SM/DT students will also have the opportunity to present a design project during the final week of the extension.

The format during the extension will be similar: SM/DT students will participate in the Core classes of Dance, Acting the Song, and Musical Theatre History, but will not be required to perform in any capacity. They will have curriculum and programming specific to Stage Management and Design in the afternoons and evenings.

The most professional, high quality program I’ve ever done.”

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I learned so many things about lights that I can apply to work back home.”

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