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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.

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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

Michael Estanich

Michael Estanich

  • Department Chair – Theatre and Dance
  • Professor – Dance
  • Program Coordinator BA Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance
715-346-2500
Gary Olsen

Gary Olsen

  • Professor – Theatre
  • Theatre Unit Coordinator
Department of Theatre and Dance

Sarah E. Ross

  • Assistant Professor, Theatre Design and Technology
Department of Theatre and Dance
Ann Warren

Ann Warren

  • Associate Artist – Technical Director
Department of Theatre and Dance

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.