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Versatility

The Production BFA utilizes the foundation of theatre to explore the uniquely collaborative artistic and artisanal processes that create and support compelling storytelling in live performance. The program allows for specialization in the areas of costumes, lighting, properties, scenery, sound/video and stage management but is flexible enough for cross disciplinary studies tailored to the student’s specific interests.

Professional Training

The practical application of learning is critical in this program and students are immediately immersed in the creation of public performance as freshmen. Our students go on to not only work at major regional theaters but in many related industries, including but not limited to theme parks, ceremonial/presentational event production, concerts, television, architectural installation, film, internet distributed content, professional sports, cruise ships and museum theatre.

Collaborative Leadership

Students are guided through the process of self critique to successfully evaluate and interpret complex problems, as well as prescribe solutions to fulfill the vision of a director or designer. The program aspires to not only strengthen each student’s ability to collaborate in a production team setting, but to also graduate effective leaders who can articulately express oneself for professional employment or advanced graduate study.

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Degrees

Curriculum below is approved for students currently enrolled in the respective program, depending upon original date of declaration. Future adjustments for new/incoming students will be posted by Fall Semester. After reviewing, please connect with our advising office to start planning your degree path today!

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Theatre: Production

A successful interview is required prior to entry into the program. View the department requirements on the admission page for more information.

University Core 45 Credits
Competencies (more info)
English Parts A & B *
Math Parts A & B *
Foreign Language *
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity *
Electives
Peck School of the Arts (3 arts areas outside department) 12
General (outside Peck School of the Arts) 12
General (outside department) 3
*credit may be utilized in required curriculum areas

 

Theatre Core 32 Credits
Introductory Course
(Choose from below) 3
THEATRE 101 Acting for non-majors
THEATRE 110 Acting I
THEATRE 204 Theatre for Social Justice
THEATRE 260 Storytelling
Required
THEATRE 213 Play Analysis 3
THEATRE 214 Stage Craft (with lab) 4
THEATRE 225 Costume Construction (with lab) 4
THEATRE 230 Acting II – Text & Performance 3
THEATRE 236 Production & Design 3
THEATRE 275 Performing Arts Management 3
THEATRE 305 Theatrical Experience 3
THEATRE 321 Theatre – Beginning to Realism 3
THEATRE 322 Theatre – Modern & Contemporary 3

 

Degree Curriculum 43 Credits
Required
THEATRE 412 Career Prep & Development 2
Electives
(Choose from below) 8
THEATRE 575 Studio (repeatable)
THEATRE 475 Rehearsal & Performance (repeatable)
Electives
(Choose from below) 4
THEATRE 675 Advanced Studio (repeatable)
THEATRE 685 Internship in Professional Theatre
General Electives
(Choose from Theatre class listings in consultation with advisor. Recommended foundational courses below) 29
(Tech Production) 
THEATRE 215 Properties Production
THEATRE 218 Drafting & Design Communication
THEATRE 314 Scenic Production
THEATRE 337 Sound Production
THEATRE 338 Lighting Production
(Stage Management) 
THEATRE 215 Properties Production
THEATRE 218 Drafting & Design Communication
THEATRE 337 Sound Production
THEATRE 338 Lighting Production
THEATRE 380 Stage Management
THEATRE 480 Leadership for Theatre Mgmt.
THEATRE 410 Directing
(Costume Production) 
THEATRE 285 Costume Construction II
THEATRE 301 Millinery
THEATRE 304 Costume Design
THEATRE 325 History of Costume
THEATRE 354 Patternmaking & Draping

Careers+Alumni

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Brittani Ebert

BA Theatre | 2003

Ebert, who moved to Los Angeles from Sun Prairie, discusses her co-starring role on ABC's "Modern Family". She has also appeared on “Jane the Virgin” and “Criminal Minds” and as a semi-regular character on “General Hospital".

Careers

Art Director
Artistic Director
Business Consultant
Community Organizer
Conflict/Resolution Facilitator
Corporate Event Coordinator
Corporate Trainer
Costume Crafts Artisan
Costume Designer
Costume Director
Costume Draper/Cutter
Costume Dyer/Painter
Costume Shop Manager
Director
Drapery Fabricator/Installer
Education Administrator
Educator
Fight Choreographer
Gaffer
Grip

Lawyer
Life Coach
Lighting Designer
Makeup Artist
Makeup Designer
Managing Director
Master Carpenter
Milliner
Playwright
Politician
Producer
Production Assistant
Production Manager
Professional Actor
Project Manager
Properties Designer
Properties Master
Props Artisan
Rigging Installer
Scenery Designer

Scenery Shop Manager
Scenic Artist
Set Decorator
Set Painter
Social Worker
Sound Designer
Sound Technician
Stage Carpenter
Stage Director
Stage Electrician
Stage Hand
Stage Manager
Staging Fabricator
Tailor
Technical Director
Theatre Consultant
Theatre Equipment Sales
Trade Show Designer
Wardrobe Director

Faculty

Dedicated Production Faculty

profile photoCarla Eble(414) 229-5768cmbiege@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Costume History

profile photoChristopher Gusecjg0001@uwm.eduTheatre B68

Associate Professor, Scenic & Audio Production

profile photoDenis Kavanagh(414) 229-4329kavanagd@uwm.eduTheatre B92

Associate Instrumentation Innovator, Theatre

Supervisor, Scene Shop

profile photoJeffrey Lieder(414) 229-5768jlieder@uwm.eduTheatre B27

Area Head, Costume Production

Professor, Costume Production

profile photoDana Rochesterdmr2@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Theatrical Make-up

profile photoSandy Strawnstrawn@uwm.eduTheatre B21

Area Head, Technical Production

Professor, Technical Production

profile photoStephen Whiteswhite@uwm.eduTheatre 254

Senior Lecturer, Lighting Design & Production

Theatre Faculty & Staff