Academic Programs

Theatrical Production Arts (B.F.A.)

The bachelor of fine arts degree in theatrical production arts is an intensive pre-professional program that combines conservatory-style training in theatre design and technology with a broad education in the liberal arts. The theatre technology concentration is for students interested in the areas of technical direction, scenic carpentry, sound technology, properties, scenic art (painting), or lighting technology. Students take intensive studio classes in all aspects of technical design and production. The theatrical design concentration is for students interested in scenic, costume, lighting, and/or sound design. As a student, you will take year-long studio courses in your primary and secondary areas of interest as well as complimentary courses in music, art, and art history.

We believe that undergraduates should be exposed to a broad liberal arts education as well as conservatory training in theatrical production. Our integrative core curriculum challenges you to consider complex problems from multiple perspectives. Classes encourage you to think differently and help you build valuable analytical and problem-solving skills that are critical to their future success.

Because we believe that theatre artists should study theatre from a diversity of perspectives, all programs offer courses in history, literature, performance, and production. We produce drama, musical theatre, opera, and dance. Additionally, students have the option to spend a semester at the Ithaca College London Center while continuing to make progress towards their degree requirements.

Upon graduation you will join the ranks of our successful alumni whose work can be seen on Broadway and in major regional theaters, tours, and production shops, as well as in allied fields such as architecture, film, television, and industrial events.

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