Theatre Design and Technology

Phone: 715-346-4429


UW-Stevens Point Theatre Design and Technology graduates at work

  • Kaitlin Younger, '11Scenic artist for the theatre, film and television.
  • Samantha Fromm Haddow, '04Freelance costume designer and costume craftsperson Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis
  • Jason Fassl, '97Freelance lighting designer theatre, opera, dance and corporate.


Phone: 715-346-4429

Choose Theatre Design and Technology at UW-Stevens Point

The theatre design and technology program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers its students a variety of disciplines and venues. The core requirements of the degree 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. Specialty courses include scene painting, costume crafts, rendering techniques, technical production, costume construction, stage management and computer technology.
The department 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. Hands-on immersion behind the scenes provides the greatest chance for students to put their classroom skills to use and experiment with new ideas. Courses are offered in all levels of scenic, lighting, costume, makeup, sound and properties design.
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. Students build on their successes and as seniors often design large productions on our main stage. See where our graduates are working on our alumni map.

Career opportunities in Theatre Design and Technology

​The theatre design and technology program is proud of its graduates who have gone onto work with leading theater and dance companies, theme parks, touring productions and universities across the country.

Building your résumé

​At UW-Stevens Point, theatre design and technology majors have opportunities each year to design and work in a variety of venues in the Jenkins Theatre, our black box Studio Theatre and dance studios. The department produces a full season of contemporary and classical theater as well as musicals and dance concerts. There are multiple production opportunities including fully mounted productions in the Noel Fine Arts Center.

Outside the classroom

​Players Student Artistic Alliance is a group that coordinates trips to see shows in Minneapolis and Chicago. The group also mounts student-designed and directed productions and produces “Spotlight” performances that give majors the chance to share their own original work with their peers. The department also participates in the American College Theatre Festival and has sponsored productions that have toured and successfully competed in regional festivals.

Contact the Student Involvement and Employment Office to learn about other opportunities on campus.

Student support services

​UW-Stevens Point’s great student-to-teacher ratio means that majors receive excellent guidance and mentoring that supports personal and academic success. Faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. The entire department is considered a safe zone for members of the LGBT community and accommodations are available for people with disabilities. UW-Stevens Point also offers career planning and job search services through its Career Services office, linking education to the world of work for UW-Stevens Point students.