The B.F.A. in Technical Production is a pre-professional degree offered in three emphasis areas:
Students put classroom studies into hands-on practice in all areas. Beginning with the first semester, candidates work hands-on in a lab setting to build and paint scenery, create costumes from beginning sketches to a realized fitted garment, and prep stage lights and props. Students fulfill show positions such as a show 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 right out of the gate. In addition to a four-year resumé and a topnotch portfolio, successful candidates build professional credits and contacts for an ever-growing networking industry.
In the newly renovated state-of-the-art Arts Center and Callahan Theater, students receive training through practical daily experience in our shops. They hone their skills in their area of emphasis and are offered the opportunity to explore other areas of technical theatre.
A portfolio review is required for this major. View portfolio details.
Education: B.A., Mount Holyoke College Lessac Voice Intensive; M.F.A, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Directing)
Teaching and Artistic Interests: The energy between actors on stage and between the audience and the stage as manifested on the body and the voice. Her favorite stage work is physical theatre, a good example of which is the original devised work entitled Grimm.
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."