The Design and Production Concentration prepares students to enter graduate design or technology programs or pursue professional careers in theater, television and film. With varied classes in design and technology, and experiential work with graduate design students and creative faculty, students develop the strong practical and artistic skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership. Students in this concentration have opportunities to assist professional designers on season productions, stage manage large-scale productions, work in shops, and pursue internships in the Philadelphia area.
Those interested in Design and Production Concentration should contact Professor Fred M. Duer, Head of Design at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in the Design/Tech Concentration must complete the following curriculum in addition to the department requirements.
Lighting and Sound Technology
Drawing and Rendering Techniques I
Drawing and Rendering Techniques II
Lighting Design I
Scene Design I
Costume Design I
Design Drafting (or) Costume Production
Stage Management I
Creative Sound Technique
The Job Market
Technical Direction for the Theater
History of Decor
Draping and Flat Pattern Drafting I and II
History of Fashion
Design for TV and Film
Costume Design II
Lighting Design II
Scene Design II
The concentration must total a minimum of 36 semester hours beyond the Foundation Courses.
Prerequisite course are required for admission into some higher-level courses.
The 9 credit-hour required elective concentration for Design and Production Concentration students must be in one of the following areas: Visual Art or a behavioral science such as Psychology or Anthropology.
For a suggested four-year course of study in the Design/Tech Concentration, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Those who wish to pursue a specific discipline within the Design and Production Concentration should contact one of the following professors:
For students who transfer from other departments, schools and universities, there are several alternative routes to fulfill the Design and Production Concentration that can be discussed with your theater advisor and/or a design faculty member.
Students who have completed this program have found success as professional designers in New York, Philadelphia, and nationally. Alumni have found work as costume shop supervisors, scenic painters, stage managers, production managers, and more. Some graduates interned at Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, the Walnut Street Theater, Berkley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, and others.
For more success stories, check out Alumni News.