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Department of Theatre and Dance Theatre Design and Technology Degree

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HANDS-ON IMMERSION BEHIND THE SCENES 

The theatre design and technology program offers its students a variety of disciplines and venues. The core requirements offer a broad range while the elective options permit focused, in-depth training in particular areas. Courses are offered in all levels of scenic, lighting, costume, makeup, sound and properties design.

WHY STUDY THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY AT UW-STEVENS POINT?

UW-Stevens Point offers an active production schedule that affords design/tech students ample opportunities to assist and lead design both mainstage and studio productions as well as dance performances. Design and Technology opportunities include: dance performances, contemporary theatre productions, classical theatre productions, Player’s student group performances and Master Classes with visiting artists.

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

Players is a UWSP student organization seeking to provide a place for students to foster their creativity in not only theatre but writing, dance, poetry, and more!
Alumni Map

Alumni Map

​Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime alum, you can make an important difference for today’s students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. By volunteering to share your story, your network, your career advice, and your successes, you can help guide students through the start of their professional lives as they discover their purpose. You are a vital part of our Pointer family and we look forward to hearing from you! If you’d like to add your info to our interactive alumni map, click on the alumni button. If you would like to be more involve, join the COFAC Point-to-Point Connections Program.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

The department prides itself in striking a balance between academic and production work. Both areas are vitally important. We believe in student learning through active participation in theatrical productions. Design and technical majors typically have a production assignment every semester during their tenure in our department. Beginning responsibilities usually start with smaller shows and/or assistant positions. Summer internships opportunities include repertory theatres, summer theatre festivals, universal studios and Disney.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Admission to all Theatre and Dance programs (with the exception of Arts Management) is by audition/interview only. The Department of Theatre & Dance partners with Acceptd so you can view application, audition and interview detail, submit your application and materials online, and schedule the location and date of your audition/interview. 

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MEET YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

UW-Stevens Point faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. Our experienced faculty integrates acting, voice and movement into a rigorous professional training program. They have directed and performed nationally and internationally throughout their careers.
Brian Baldauff

Brian Baldauff

  • Assistant Professor – Percussion
  • Percussion Area Coordinator
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Susan Bender

Susan Bender

  • Professor – Voice
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Stacey Berk

Stacey Berk

  • Professor – Oboe
  • Professor – Music Theory & Composition
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

Myles Boothroyd

  • Assistant Professor – Saxophone
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Rachel Brashier

Rachel Brashier

  • Director of Music Education
  • Graduate Advisor for the Music Department
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-2227
Danielle Breisach

Danielle Breisach

  • Associate Lecturer – Flute
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Anna Cromwell

Anna Cromwell

  • Assistant Professor – Violin and Viola
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Matheus Cruz

Matheus Cruz

  • Lecturer – Voice
  • Interim Director of Choirs
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Brian Ellingboe

Brian Ellingboe

  • Lecturer – Bassoon
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Kelvin Kaspar

Kelvin Kaspar

  • Associate Lecturer of Guitar
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

Ryan Korb

  • Lecturer – Jazz Percussion
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Music Professor Patrick Lawrence

Patrick Lawrence

  • Professor – Low Brass
  • Professor – Music Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
John Lynch

John Lynch

  • Director of Bands and Professor of Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Andres Moran

Andres Moran

  • Assistant Professor of Horn
  • Orchestral Director
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Rachel Neece

Rachel Neece

  • Associate Lecturer – Music History
  • Associate Lecturer – Guitar
Aber Suzuki Center, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Molly Roseman

Molly Roseman

  • Professor – Piano
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

Mathew Buchman

  • Professor and Director – Jazz Studies
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Timothy Buchholz

Timothy Buchholz

  • Associate Professor – Vocal Jazz
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-261-6246
Sarah Manasreh

Sarah Manasreh

  • Assistant Professor – Clarinet
  • Assistant Professor – Music Theory
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Matthew Markham

Matthew Markham

  • Associate Professor – Voice
  • Voice Area Coordinator
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Rachel Snyder Turney

Rachel Snyder Turney

  • Associate Lecturer – Class Piano
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
David Story

David Story

  • Professor – String Bass
Aber Suzuki Center, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Brent Turney

Brent Turney

  • Department Chair – Music
  • Professor – Trumpet
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

Mindy Park

  • Assistant Professor – Cello
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

ACCREDITATION

National Association of Schools of Theatre

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by these professional associations: National Association of Schools of Theatre. UW-Stevens Point in the only college in the state to hold national accreditation in all of its arts programs: Art and Design, Dance, Interior Architecture, Music, and Theatre, placing it in the top 7% in the nation.

School of Performing Arts

Department of Theatre & Dance

UW-Stevens Point offers five theatre and dance degree tracks, including three highly competitive conservatory-styled BFA programs in Musical Theatre, Acting and Design & Technology. In addition, we offer two liberal arts degrees: the BA Dance major and minor, with coursework in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and theoretical studies, and the BA Drama major, which allows students to study multiple focused areas such as playwriting, dramaturgy, directing, design, and acting. These excellent academic and production programs have established UW-Stevens Point as a primary undergraduate center in Wisconsin for students interested in the performing arts.