Wilkes University’s Theatre Design and Technology program is for students attracted to scenic, costume, lighting or sound design. As a student at Wilkes, you will gain the preprofessional training you will need to bring a career in theatre to realization.
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Why Study Theatre Design and Technology at Wilkes?
As a Theatre Design and Technology student at Wilkes, you’ll explore all facets of design and technical theatre through classes, labs and production work. This bachelor of arts degree is an intensive preprofessional program that combines conservatory-style training in theatre design and technology with a broad liberal arts education.
Students take intensive studio classes in all aspects of technical design and production. We are committed to small class sizes, individual support for each student, and our program’s mission to create a skilled, accomplished theatre artist. We follow state-of-the-art safety protocols.
Network at industry conferences and events, including the American College Theatre Festival sponsored by the Kennedy Center. Students also have an opportunity for sponsorship to the United States Institute for Theatre Technology or Southeastern Theatre Conference conferences for networking, career exploration, and job interviews.
What Will You Learn as a Theatre Design and Technology Student?
- The theatre design and technology program is for students interested in the areas of theatre design, technical direction, scenic carpentry, sound technology, sound mixing, properties, scenic art (painting), lighting technology and stage management.
- Develop resumes, portfolios and interviewing skills.