The B.F.A. in Technical Production is a pre-professional degree offered in three emphasis areas:
You'll put classroom studies into hands-on practice in all areas. Beginning your first semester, work hands-on in a lab setting to build and paint scenery, create costumes from beginning sketches to a fitted garment, and prep stage lights and props. Fulfill show positions such as carpenter, master electrician, or wardrobe and makeup crew — all while taking an active part in mounting the department’s plays and musicals.
Upon completion of the program, Nazareth graduates are skilled and employable. In addition to a four-year resumé and a topnotch portfolio, you'll build professional credits and critical contacts for this networking-heavy industry.
In the state-of-the-art Arts Center and Callahan Theater, receive training through practical daily experience in our shops. Hone your skills in your area of emphasis and enjoy the opportunities to explore other areas of technical theatre.
A portfolio review is required for this major. View portfolio details.
Education: B.F.A., Shandong College of Arts, China (Acting); M.F.A., University of Arizona (Costume Design)
Teaching and Artistic Interests: During her 20+ years teaching here, Professor Zhao designed costumes or supervised student costume designers for more than 60 productions. She also designed for Geva Theatre Center, Rochester City Ballet, and other local theatres. Before coming to the US, she taught acting and makeup at Shandong College of Arts and starred in movies, TV movies, and hosted many TV programs.
Freelance stage manager, NYC; member, Actors' Equity Association
"Naz helped me prepare for my journey by allowing me the opportunity to work on any aspect of a production as often as I could. Most importantly, the theatre department taught me how to always be willing and ready to work."