Technical Theater Concentration, Communications Media, BS

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In Short

The technical theater concentration is designed to develop a general base of technical, analytical, managerial, and creative elements of theatrical production.

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Program Overview

Students are trained to become resourceful, imaginative, and technically competent people who integrate engineering and artistic techniques with theatrical settings. Students take courses in computer-aided design, stage lighting, scene design, stage management, and production planning.

Technical Theater Professor Cap Corduan was recently profiled in The Sentinel & Enterprise. She directed The Diviners in Fall 2018. Read about her in the Sentinel & Enterprise article.

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Experiential Opportunities and a Look Inside the Courses

Communications Media Internships


Internships are a great opportunity to get valuable, real-world experiences before entering a competitive job market.
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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Fall Production Set Building

Students assist in creating the sets for all the theater programs live productions.
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Spring Production Set Building

Students perform various tasks to build the sets for all our theater productions.
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Curriculum and Other Information

B.S. in Communications Media

  • Students should demonstrate proficiency in the core tools and skills of their discipline.
  • Students should be able to apply aesthetic principles to their work by developing and defending a portfolio that demonstrates craftship and meets professional standards for their discipline.
  • Students should be able to explain how their work fits in the historical and theoretical context of their discipline.
  • Students should apply core theoretical principles to the analysis and critique of media.
  • Students should recognize and apply ethical perspectives to their work.
  • Lighting Director
  • Scene Designer
  • Set and Exhibit Designer/Technician
  • Stage Manager
  • Stage Production Manager