Theatre: Design and Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre: Design & Technology

Theatre is a rich and diverse field comprised of many skills. A B.A. in theatre is a flexible degree that allows for the broadest exploration of theatre as an art form, profession, and a way of understanding our world. Built on a solid liberal arts foundation, students share a common series of theatre courses but can also tailor their electives to their interests, whether it’s acting, design, critical theory, technical theatre, dramaturgy, or stage management.

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: Design and Technology

Theatre: Design and Technology Program Website

Careers in Theatre: Design and Technology


  • Stage
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Motion Picture
  • Video


  • Scriptwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Journalism
  • Publicity (Press Agents)
  • Research


  • Direction
  • Technical Direction
  • Casting
  • Set Design
  • Stage Management
  • Production
  • Dialect Coaching
  • Dramaturgy
  • Support Staff

Behind the Scenes

  • Stage Management/Direction
  • Set Design/Construction
  • Property Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Camera Operation
  • Costume Design/Wardrobe
  • Hair/Make-up
  • Special Effects
  • Wardrobe
  • Broadcast Technology


  • Producing
  • Management
  • Agents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Administration of Arts Programs
  • Box Office Sales
  • Patron Services

BFA Curriculum in Theatre - Design/Technology

BFA Curriculum in Theatre - Design/Technology 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 I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I3Core History13
THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I3Core Math3
THEA 2400 Design Aesthetics3THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II3
THEA 2120 Acting I3THEA 3330 Scene Painting3
 THEA 1910 Production Practicum I1
 15 16
Core Literature13Core Science II4
Core Science I4Core Social Science3
THEA 2610 Costume Construction3THEA 2700 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism I - Text3
THEA 2910 Production Practicum II1Theatre Design Emphasis63
Theatre Design Emphasis63THEA 2910 Production Practicum II1
 14 14
Core Fine Arts (excluding THEA)3Core Social Science or History (to complete sequence)3
THEA 3910 Production Practicum III1Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Literature (to complete sequence)3
THEA 3400 Rendering for the Theatre3THEA 3410 Scene Design I3
Theatre Design Emphasis63THEA 3720 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism III - Space3
Theatre Design Emphasis63Theatre Design Emphasis63
THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body3THEA 3910 Production Practicum III1
 16 16
Core Social Science3Core Humanities (except COMM 1000)3
THEA 3950 Directing Seminar3Theatre Design Emphasis63
THEA 4910 Production Practicum IV1Theatre Design Emphasis63
THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project3, 53UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
Theatre Design Emphasis63Free Electives4
Free Elective3 
 16 13
Total Hours: 120

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Last Updated: May 09, 2018