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

Theatre: Production & Stage Management Program Website

Careers in Theatre: Production & Stage Management


  • 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 - Production & Stage Management

BFA Curriculum in Theatre - Management Theatre majors must earn a C or higher in theatre courses, or they must repeat those courses for credit toward their degrees.

THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I3THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II23
THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I3THEA 2910 Production Practicum II (ASM Assignment)1
THEA 2910 Production Practicum II (Scene Shop)1ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3Core Humanities3
Core Math3Core Social Science13
Core Social Science 13Core History13
 16 16
THEA 2400 Design Aesthetics3THEA 2700 Text Analysis3
THEA 2120 Acting I3THEA 3220 Arts Management3
THEA 2300 Stage Management3THEA 3910 Production Practicum III (Costume Shop)1
THEA 2910 Production Practicum II (Props Assignment)1Elective33
THEA 2610 Costume Construction3Core Science II4
Core Science I14Core Literature13
 17 17
THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body3THEA 3210 The Business of Theatre or 4690 Artists and Communities3
THEA 3950 Directing Seminar3THEA 3910 Production Practicum III (SM Assignment)1
THEA 3800 Theatre Events Management or 3350 Technical Direction/Production Management3THEA 4910 Production Practicum IV (Design or Admin Assignment)1
THEA 3910 Production Practicum III (Management Assignment)1THEA 3720 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism III - Space3
Core Social Science or Humanities13Core Fine Arts (except Intro to Theatre)3
Core Literature or Core History13Core Elective33
 16 14
THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project 2, 43THEA 4940 Theatre Special Projects (Senior Project)3
THEA 4920 Professional Internship (Management Assignment)3Theatre Elective33
Theatre Elective32Movement Elective33
THEA 4910 Production Practicum IV (Management Assignment)1Elective33
Elective33UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 12 12
Total Hours: 120

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Last Updated: May 09, 2018