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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR DESIGN/PRODUCTION PROGRAM

WHAT KIND OF DESIGN/PRODUCTION DEGREES DOES UMBC OFFER?
The UMBC Department of Theatre offers a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Design/Production.  Our production program includes scenic design, costume design, lighting design, sound design, stage management, and technical production.

DO YOU REQUIRE A PORTFOLIO REVIEW FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO YOUR PROGRAM?
NO.  As a prospective B.A. Theatre student with an interest in design and production is not required to have a portfolio review. We recommend you contact the Production Manager, Gregg Schraven schraven@umbc.edu for further information. Click here for information about scholarship opportunities.

 WILL I HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO DESIGN?
YES.  Several exceptional Theatre design majors have designed scenery, costumes, lighting and sound for faculty directed and student directed productions.

 WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DESIGN/PRODUCTION DEGREE IN THEATRE?
Our design and production students find internship opportunities and paid positions at local, regional and national theatres and they obtain positions with opera, music and other arts organizations. Some of them use their expertise to gain employment at local theatrical sales firms. Our Theatre Internship course is offered to juniors and seniors during the year and in the summer.  Theatre faculty advisors work closely with students to offer guidance to students interested in internships and for those who are motivated to apply to graduate school.

Upon graduation, our design/production students have worked at some of the most prestigious regional theatres and companies in the country. Here is a partial list: Center Stage, Everyman Theatre, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, Cirque de Soleil Las Vegas, New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre, Glimmerglass Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

UMBC Department of Theatre:  410.455.2917