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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Technology, BA

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The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Technology will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the practice of technical theatre and production and stage management.


Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate the work of designers in multiple design disciplines (costume, lighting or scenic design).
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with all theatre artists within a theatrical production.
  • Be able to articulate a working knowledge of theatre history and dramatic theory.
  • Have experienced a range of production responsibilities provided to the technical theatre students by the ample opportunities to work on Departmental productions.


We emphasize theatre as a collaborative process that requires close cooperation among all members of a production team. Students take classes that advance their technical knowledge of sound, costumes, lighting, and scenic construction to prepare them to facilitate the work of designers. Students may focus their learning through classes in stage management, scenic or costume construction, and technical direction. Classes in theatre history, beginning acting, and theatre design provide breadth. There are ample opportunities for students to work on departmental productions as stage managers, technical directors, or production managers, from the bare-bones workshop level to fully budgeted main stage shows. In addition, freelance and internship opportunities are available for students to work on productions in the larger Chicago theater community. These opportunities often become available through the influence of our faculty and staff of working professionals. Upon graduation, students who earn a B.A. in Theatre Technology have developed a strong resume of practical experiences that can be used to seek admission to graduate school or to look for work in professional theatre.


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