Bachelor Programs in Stage Design

Compare 11 Bachelor Programs in Stage Design

Stage Design

Many students pursuing a Bachelor in Stage Design choose to explore a curriculum focusing on stage design theory. Attaining a degree in this field of study provides a competitive edge in this highly sought-after area.

What is a Bachelor in Stage Design? The program provides students with essential knowledge, such as creativity, research skills, and conceptual thinking. Program participants will also learn the basic building blocks of stage design health and safety, design leadership, and rehearsal management. Approaches include global themes such as contemporary history, fundamentals of acting, live studio collaboration, and design implementation. Program participants select from a broad array of courses that may help them advance in their area of choosing. 

There are infinite reasons why students may want to obtain a Bachelor in Stage Design. For example, they will become familiar with a variety of coursework, such as professional writing, media production, ethics and law for creative industries, creative external processes, and television technology. Additionally, a degree in this area enables individuals to advance quickly in the fast-changing global environment of stage design.

The cost differs depending on the institution. The program lasts between three and four years. It is essential for prospective students to research the school thoroughly to ensure that the program offered meets their intended goals.

Graduates are in tremendous demand for a number of increasingly competitive jobs, including tour management, production and stage management, lighting and sound design, events, and concerts and corporate promotions. Students will acquire substantial practical and theoretical foundations through extensive interactions and learning experiences with peers, faculty and industry professionals worldwide.

International opportunities are possible at numerous universities. Online programs are an exceptional alternative for people who live around the world, particularly in remote areas with limited access to a facility. Internet-based options provide a flexible environment for those with busy schedules. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Martin

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. [+]

Bachelors in Stage Design. The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. The programs provide artistic and technical training in the various areas of study, cultural and historical context for their disciplines and the opportunity for the students to gain an appreciation for all of the fine arts activities while in the program. Graphic Design – the students in this discipline will study Graphic Design Applications and Practices Design Theory and History Typography and Page Layout Multimedia and Computer Illustration Professional Practice in Graphic Design Visual Art – the students in this discipline will study Foundations 2D and 3D Practices Studio Courses in various Media Aesthetic and Historical Art Context Exhibition Design and Planning Fine Arts Career Strategy Theatre – the students in this discipline will study Acting and Character Development Stagecraft and Technical Theatre Directing and Playwriting Play Production Participate in Campus Plays [-]

Bachelor in Theatre - General Studies Track

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Forty-eight (48) credit hours in Theatre: the core (27 credits) and one concentration or “track” (21 credits) selected from the following options: performance (acting and/or directing), technical studies, creative dramatics or general studies. [+]

Why Study Theatre? Whether you're ready to take the stage or build it, you'll find your place in theatre at Aquinas. With a leading-edge facility and the addition of a new theatre department director, our program is setting a new standard of excellence. In 2003, the $7-million Aquinas College Performing Arts Center (in collaboration with Aquinas College, Community Circle Theatre and Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools) had its Grand Opening Season. It's a cooperative effect that brings extraordinary theatre to our community and our students. How We're Different Aquinas is the only four-year private school in the Grand Rapids area that offers a theatre major. The program is part of a unique collaboration with Circle Theatre and the League of Catholic High Schools, the only one of its kind in the nation, allowing for a variety of performance, teaching, and technical training opportunities. The department produces four to five fully-mounted shows a year, with a focus on contemporary plays, musicals, and adaptations. The department offers three different 21-credit concentrations (performance, technical, and general) in addition to a 27-credit core. Aquinas offers up to four talent scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfers, based on audition (for performers) or portfolio (for designers, stage managers, and directors). Students have had internships at all of the major theatres in the Grand Rapids as well as at The Purple Rose in Chelsea and in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Students leave with more acting and design credits than majors from other colleges because they... [-]

Bachelor in Musical Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features an intense, specialized and synchronized curriculum. [+]

Bachelors in Stage Design. William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens... [-]

Bachelor in Theatre

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Meadville

Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. [+]

Bachelor in Theatre Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. Double majors and self-designed majors encouraged Co-curricular experience expected Major in Theatre Exploring the dramatic expression of a given culture through theory and practice. Nine specified courses and up to four electives (41-49 semester hours, typically 11-13 courses). Minor Theatre: at least 24 semester hours of graded courses in theatre. Department Facts Distinctions Fully supported Senior Project requirement proves to employers and graduate schools the ability to complete a major original assignment. The Equity Guest Artist Program Collaborative projects with department faculty and staff A practical, hands-on approach in many courses Touring plays Children’s theatre productions Key Benefits Developing practical and creative communication skills—writing, speaking, acting, directing, audio-visual production, and theatre design. Cultivating critical perspectives on a variety of communicative practices and texts, including speech, politics, popular culture, performance, news, drama, film, television, and advertising. Engaging responsible citizenship and thoughtful professionalism through college and beyond. Student Learning Outcomes Mission Statement The Communication Arts and Theatre Department is dedicated to the creative and critical study of communication, with special emphasis on theatre, rhetoric, and media. The curriculum offers opportunities for the performance, practice, in-depth study, and analysis of texts and techniques in each of these spheres. Students engage in production, performance, and critical cultural studies, with the objective of becoming competent and engaged artists/scholars in their fields. The department’s liberal arts emphasis encourages students to develop habits of engaged citizenship, thoughtful professionalism, and a... [-]

BACHELOR IN STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 subject to academic approval*, will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012. [+]

Bachelors in Stage Design. Application process is now open Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre Degree This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 subject to academic approval, will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012. This new degree course will continue to offer practice based training to students who are interested in a career in professional theatre, TV and film. It has been enhanced to provide increased opportunities in specialist areas within stage management and technical theatre (e.g. sound, lighting and construction), increased professional placements and a major research project relevant to a student’s choice of specialism. Classes on production management, design (set, lighting, costume and sound) and managing your own freelance business will also be introduced during the final year. Year one - Introduction Year one is designed to introduce students to practice based training in all technical departments including lighting, sound, prop making, scenic art, costume, set construction and stage management. Core skills based classes in theatre skills, theatre technologies and theatre studies will be complemented by practice based learning on in-house productions. Year two - Application Year two will see students apply the skills learned from their first year to a series of theatre and film productions, directed and designed by professional practitioners. Each student will have the opportunity to become a head of department and work alongside their peers to deliver a full production. Year Three... [-]

Bachelor International Theater Production

Ohio Northern University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. [+]

GET BEHIND THE MAGIC Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. We may be small, but our opportunities are big. In fact, our theatre program rivals what you’d find at a conservatory. Our international theatre production students stage dozens of campus and community productions. They interact with renowned designers, directors, playwrights and choreographers from the U.S. and countries like Scotland, Estonia, Ireland, Mexico and England. They travel each year to the United States Institute of Theatre Technology conference so our students can make contacts with employers and companies from all over the United States. They land incredible internships with theatre companies, and they study abroad. Here, you’ll be part of a family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our distinguished professors will bring out the best in you from the moment you arrive on campus until you graduate. They will become personally invested in your success. On campus, you’ll study and work in top-notch facilities with the latest equipment. The Freed Center for the Performing Arts includes a 550-seat proscenium theatre, a 132-seat studio theatre, rehearsal rooms, scenic and costume shops, smart classrooms, and a computer lab. Let’s be real; international theatre production is a competitive field. It won’t be easy to carve out a career. But... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Minin University
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

Dream to become a true master of pen? To have outstanding oratory skills and sear the hearts of men with righteous word? Are you in love with theater and have reviewed all the latest and classical productions? [+]

Bachelors in Stage Design. Major: "Verbal and Dramatic art pedagogy" Dream to become a true master of pen? To have outstanding oratory skills and sear the hearts of men with righteous word? Are you in love with theater and have reviewed all the latest and classical productions? Then this is the perfect direction for you! Students learn the art of eloquence, rhetoric and history of theater. Verbal and Dramatic art pedagogy - is not Fine Arts, not merely Drama classes, but above all is the study of the world by exploring the unique language of the scene. This means imagination and creativity, play and phantasy. Teaching future great actors is an equally great task that someone has to take. And so graduates of this profile may have a hand in teaching those stars-to-be! Where can I work after graduation: Graduates find work to their profile in theater groups, philharmonic societies, art galleries and fund; Academic and other on-Science and Research Institute (SRI); state and local government organizations; in the bodies of protection of cultural heritage; think tanks; in the public and government organizations information- analytical profile; in the media (including electronic); institutions primary and secondary education. [-]

MFA in Directing

University of Montana
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Missoula

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in directing is a three-year graduate program that is centered on the director as an artist-practitioner who guides and manages the integration of diverse elements of theatrical technique and expression. The training of the director is a process of developing in the student a broad perspective of storytelling and dramatic action through the practice and study of... [+]

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in directing is a three-year graduate program that is centered on the director as an artist-practitioner who guides and manages the integration of diverse elements of theatrical technique and expression. The training of the director is a process of developing in the student a broad perspective of storytelling and dramatic action through the practice and study of production concept, collaboration with other theatre artists, examination of criticism and performative theory, and emphasis on developing a coherent individual aesthetic. The directing student will experience an intense first-year cohort experience with other MFA graduate students that will focus on techniques and principles in the service of communicating story and character through dramatic action and concept. The curriculum is designed with preparation for and realization of directing projects based on these principles. Typically each director creates a short independent directing project in the first year of study and then directs a supported production each of the ensuing two years of residency. In addition, the program develops students as teachers and utilizes teaching and the development of teaching pedagogy to further develop the student’s understanding of his/her own craft and theory. Teaching assistantships are available to qualified applicants who have been admitted to the graduate program. These are awarded annually on a competitive basis and are renewable depending on the candidate's progress and job performance and the instruction needs of the program. All applicants are considered for these awards. Students need not apply under separate cover. Teaching... [-]

Bachelor in Theatre

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Portugal Braga

This course, which is unique in the national context, aims to address this situation throught a combination of theoretical and practical study which educates practitioners and technicians to reflect on their practice in the light of theatrical tendencies and critical movements and educate dramaturgs and critics to be conscious of the practical constraints and opportunities of theatre work. [+]

Bachelors in Stage Design. Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Theatre Pratice BACHELOR | 3 YEARS This cycle of studies, with and unique profile in the country, offers a quality artistic training to students who intend to pursue professional careers in the theatre as actors, directors, set designers, playwrights, critics and teachers. In the light of an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, the course offers a variety of performing and academic experiences which prepare students for the professional world and where students work with entertainers in the preparation of performative exercises publicly presented to the local and regional community. Careers The Degree in Theatre of the University of Minho received its first students? in 2012 and offers a great variety of quality artistic training to students who wish to pursue careers as actors, directors, theatre designers, playwrights and critics. With this degree, they can also choose to become teachers, actors directors, stage assistants, programmers and theatrical producers. [-]

Bachelor of Performing Arts: Dance Theatre & Education

Accademia Europea di Firenze - European Academy of Florence
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Florence

This Bachelor is a professional double degree which qualifies successful graduates to be recognized as performer with chorographical skills or high school teachers. The double degree also serves as an ideal basis from which to enter a range of dance and dance education professions. [+]

This Bachelor is a professional double degree which qualifies successful graduates to be recognized as performer with chorographical skills or high school teachers. The double degree also serves as an ideal basis from which to enter a range of dance and dance education professions. Supported by a rich artistic community and nationally recognized dance faculty, the AEF offers a distinctive program which provides personal attention from experienced dance experts, excellent concert performance opportunities and modern studio spaces to give you the professional training and strong educational foundation you need to transform your passion for dance into a successful career. A small student-to-faculty ratio ensures one-on-one guidance to help you develop your personal technique and talent. Students also have the opportunity to work with world-renowned dancers and choreographers. Due to the increased interest in the degree program and our commitment to personal student attention, dance majors are required to audition for admittance into the program. Students will be evaluated by the dance faculty on the basis of previous training, alignment, maturity of movement, core support and potential. To prepare, you should receive ballet training with some classes in jazz and modern dance. With the BPS in Dance you will be prepared to pursue a career in a variety of dance-related fields, including: Teaching; Choreography; Performance. With the Degree your career opportunities are endless. You can perform with dance companies, in musical theatre, or television, on cruise ships, in amusement parks or other areas. You may choose a career in choreography in... [-]

Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts

Black Hills State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Spearfish Rapid City

Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and... [+]

Bachelors in Stage Design. Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and professionalism necessary to pursue a career in theatre. Students will build a solid foundation from which they are prepared to attend graduate school or enter the job market. There are multiple staged productions through out the year that are open to the public. Two student organizations provide support to the theatre program: Theatre Society is open to all BHSU students Props and Liners, the oldest student organization at BHSU, is a Theatre Honorary Fraternity Career Opportunities Theater is made up of many areas of career specialization. These areas include (but are not limited to): acting, directing, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, makeup design, sound design, technical direction, stage management, and publicity. Each area of career specialization has its own set of required crafts. In addition, within each area of specialization are various trades, requiring specific sets of skills. These trades include: carpenters, scenic artists, property master, master electricians, light board operators, sound board operators, costume shop managers, tailors, deck managers and more. Each student has the opportunity to choose, and become proficient in, one area of career specialization and to acquire one or more set(s) of trade skills. This combination will enable the student to pursue career and job opportunities in... [-]