BA - College of Arts and Science

Theatre (Design / Technical)

Students in the BA in Theatre with emphasis in Design/Technical study scene design, lighting design, costume design, sound design, theatre technology, and stage management. They further their studies with additional classes in beginning and advanced scenic and costume construction, makeup, stagecraft, costume crafts, pattern making, scene painting, and theatre architecture. Theatre design students sketch design ideas with pencil and paper, and render those design ideas in 3-D in our computer labs, combine traditional stagecraft techniques with state of the art computer technology, digital image projection, and digital sound mixing. Students participate behind the scenes in a variety of productions -- from main stage faculty-directed musicals and plays, to student-directed shows, ensembles and workshops, take on major roles in our production program as scenic designers, lighting designers, costume designers, sound designers, projection designers, and makeup designers, work as stage managers, carpenters, electricians, riggers, stitchers, cutters, drapers, wardrobe supervisors, props supervisors, lighting and sound board operators, followspot operators, stagehands, and crew members. Graduates work in all areas of the entertainment industry as designers, technicians, directors, teachers, Broadway producers and stage managers, theatre managers, casting agents, box office managers, and scenic artists. We have a strong network of alumni who support one another as they design and build scenery, props, and costumes, mix sound, renovate historic theatres, and work professionally backstage, behind the scenes, and behind the camera in theatre, film, and television in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and across the country.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major:

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