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Theatre Design and Technology

Theatre Design and Technology

A three-year, studio-based program of study. The program provides professional training in the areas of set and lighting design, costume design and technology, sound design, properties design, technical theatre direction.
The area directors are:
John Ambrosone - Lighting Design
Randy Ward - Scenography, Lighting, and Properties Design
Jane Stein- Costume Design and Technology
Bill Barksdale - Technical Direction

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Directing and Public Dialogue

Directing and Public Dialogue

A three-year, studio-based program of study. The program intends to provide professional training for directing plays, developing and maintaining an ensemble, working with actors and non-actors in creative projects, creating and performing original work, forming and facilitating creative community partnerships – all within the context of the artist as an engaged citizen. Director: Robert Leonard


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Stage Management

Stage Management

A three-year, studio-based program of study. The program intends to provide professional training for a career in stage management and theater leadership within the evolving field of professional theater in the United States. Director: Joe Millett


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Arts Leadership

Arts Leadership

The Arts Leadership program is a three-year program of study in arts management and advocacy leading to an M.F.A. degree in Theatre Arts. The program combines coursework with hands-on learning to provide a theoretical framework and practical experience. Applications are currently being accepted for enrollment in fall 2014. For information, contact Director Amanda J. Nelson.
 

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