(stage management and theater management)
Major code BF5167
(Interview, writing samples, and letter of recommendation required at the end of the freshman year for admission.)
The purpose of the management program (stage management and theater management) is to prepare students for entry into the professional theater as stage managers. The internship with a theater organization is an important part of the program, because the students will use this to make contacts for their entry into the professional theater. In addition to select courses in the management and theater areas, the program provides practical experience to develop techniques, skills, and insight in stage management and production stage management. The independent study and practicum courses will be used for the student to specialize in stage management or theater management by assigning students projects in their areas of interest. During the first two years, you should complete much of the theater core and University General Education requirements to gain a broad exposure to all areas of theater.
In addition to the coursework, students will have ongoing guidance, counseling, and evaluation from their advisors. The advisor will help the student track his/her progress in meeting the necessary goals for entry into the stage management profession. Part of the process will include an evaluation of the student’s ability to meet these goals and continue in the program.
Students will be admitted into the program based on a résumé, two letters of recommendation, completion of application form, and an interview.