Theatre: Production & Stage Management
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre: Production & Stage Management
The BFA in theatre production and stage management is designed for students pursuing professional careers as managers for theatres, concert venues, theme parks, and other entertainment fields. Students study stage management, production management, and technical direction, as well as related courses in conflict resolution, public administration, and business ethics. Students are mentored by professional management staff and faculty and receive hands-on experience as stage managers for university productions.
Auburn University Theatre is housed in Telfair B. Peet University Theatre, which includes two fully equipped performance spaces; three dynamic performance studios serving classes in acting, dance, voice, directing, and movement; and fully equipped costume and scenic studios. The newly renovated main stage features a flexible proscenium house seating along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. A new black box studio theatre is equipped with the first wire tension lighting grid at a university theatre in Alabama and a larger dance studio.
Theatre students enjoy opportunities to work with national and international guest artists and travel nationally and internationally to attend workshops and exhibit their work. Auburn theatre graduates think critically, creatively, and collaboratively and carry their knowledge from rehearsal spaces and classroom to stages, campuses, and communities worldwide.
Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in theatre from the Career Center’s Pathways.
For more information about Theatre: Production & Stage Management
Dr. Scott Phillips, department chair
- (334) 844-6623
- 11 Telfair B. Peet Theatre
- (334) 844-4748
Careers in Theatre: Production & Stage Management
- Motion Picture
- Publicity (Press Agents)
- Technical Direction
- Set Design
- Stage Management
- Dialect Coaching
- Support Staff
Behind the Scenes
- Stage Management/Direction
- Set Design/Construction
- Property Design
- Lighting Design
- Sound Design
- Camera Operation
- Costume Design/Wardrobe
- Special Effects
- Broadcast Technology
- Marketing and Advertising
- Fundraising and Development
- Administration of Arts Programs
- Box Office Sales
- Patron Services
BFA Curriculum in Theatre - Production & Stage Management
Theatre majors must earn a C or higher in theatre courses, or they must repeat those courses for credit toward their degrees.
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence1||3|
|Core History1||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|THEA 1910 Production Practicum I||1||THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II2||3|
|PHIL 1040 Business Ethics||3||THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I||3|
|THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I||3||THEA 2400 Design Aesthetics||3|
|THEA 2610 Costume Construction||3|
|Core Literature1||3||Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence1||3|
|Core Science I||4||POLI 1090 American Government in Multicultural World||3|
|THEA 2840 Beginning Dance Techniques||3||Core Science II||4|
|THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1||Theatre Elective3||3|
|THEA 3200 Stage Management||3||THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1|
|THEA 2700 Text Analysis||3|
|Core Fine Arts (excluding THEA)||3||Core Social Science||3|
|THEA 2120 Acting I||3||THEA 3520 Sound Design||3|
|THEA 3350 Technical Direction/Production Management||3||THEA 3720 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism III - Space||3|
|THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body||3||THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1|
|THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1||COMM 2410 Small Group Communication||3|
|POLI 3250 Introduction to Public Administration||3||THEA 3950 Directing Seminar||3|
|THEA 4910 Production Practicum IV||1||THEA 4940 Theatre Special Projects||3|
|THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project1, 4||3||POLI 5370 Nonprofit Management||3|
|Theatre Electives3||3||UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not chosen as the sequence.
THEA 1110 and THEA 4980 fulfill SLO 7.
Students must meet with their advisers to identify approved theatre electives and other electives.
To enroll in Senior Capstone Project, students must be senior theatre majors planning to graduate before the following fall semester.
Last Updated: June 22, 2016