The Design and Production track offers dynamic concentrations in Set Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Projection Design, Sound Design, and Stage Management. Beyond a primary focus, we are excited to explore all areas of theatre design in order to become accomplished collaborators and storytellers. The first two years of the program provide the foundation: Collaboration, Conceptual Foundations of Design, Drawing and Design Fundamentals, Stage and Production Management, History of Theatre Design, Theatre Design, Page to Stage and Text Analysis. Focused upper-level courses offer detailed examinations of the tools, techniques, and processes specific to the design and management fields; see Track Requirements for details.
Experiential learning is at the core of our training. Design and Production students have numerous opportunities to work with both student and professional collaborators. Whether in our student-produced studio shows or our professionally directed and designed mainstage productions, we hone the collaborative practice that will become the framework for our creative process.
Every Spring, students in the Design and Production track showcase their efforts in the annual Design and Production Showcase. Seniors have the opportunity to present their work and respond to feedback from professional directors, designers, and managers.
Our faculty is comprised of working professionals who bring a wide range of experience and a depth of vision into the classroom. The vibrant New York theatre scene, from the boroughs to Broadway, offers inspiration and opportunity at every turn. We graduate designers and managers who work, who engage the demands of a diverse and ever-changing community.