Theater Design & Technology
If working the spotlight is more appealing than being in the spotlight, then a BFA in Theater Design & Technology is what you need to be successful in the theater industry. Lighting designers, sound designers, costume designers, set designers and technical producers work behind the scenes to bring a stage production to life.
What makes us different: a focus on fundamental training
Design-Tech majors at the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts receive broad fundamental training in five areas – Scenery, Costuming, Lights, Sound Design and Technical Production – and quickly go on to advanced study in their chosen area of specialization.
Our award-winning faculty is made up of working theater professionals who guide students through increasingly demanding production responsibilities, culminating in major assignments. More than half of all designs for Brind School productions are created by Design-Tech students. Opportunities to collaborate with the Dance and Film programs are also part of the UArts experience.
With five stages and over a dozen productions each season – all on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts in the heart of one of America’s great theater cities – the University of the Arts offers the ideal environment to learn, collaborate and create theater. Advanced career training includes completing an internship with a professional theater company.
Where do UArts Theater Design & Technology graduates work?
Theater Design & Technology graduates from the University of the Arts work at a variety of local, national and international theater organizations, production companies and tours, including NETworks and its production of “A Chorus Line.”