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.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."