Courses in design and technology combine up-to-date training in scenic, lighting, and costume design with practical experience in making designs a reality.

Our students develop the skills they need to effectively communicate within a team and with audiences. The primary focus is on developing designers and technicians as collaborative artists who will become the arts leaders of tomorrow.

American Idiot
1/4” model and production photo of American Idiot, thesis scenic design by Joseph Haggerty ’19 

The study of design and technology exposes students to multiple disciplines within the performing arts: stage management, set design and theatrical construction, lighting design and electrics, costume design and construction, and digital media. The program is geared toward creative, imaginative, and open-minded individuals with a drive for excellence.

Paint crew in the Seeler scene shop

Students have a multitude of facilities available for their use, including a design lab with plotters, drafting and rendering stations, two scene and costume shops, a lighting lab equipped with a grid and an ETC Ion console, and acting labs. Performance venues include Wright Memorial Theatre, Seeler Studio Theatre, and Hepburn Zoo Theatre.