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Versatility

Students will be trained thoroughly to compete in the varied professional world of theatre production. A mastery of the basic skills will be developed in the areas of audio, costume production, lighting, prop production, stage management, and design. Students will also gain theatre/facilities management experience through preparation and work in rehearsal halls, studios, shops, as well as backstage areas.

Professional Training

Students are guided through the process of self critique to successfully evaluate/interpret complex problems, and prescribe solutions and/or new directions 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 listed below is approved for students currently enrolled in the respective program. Any future adjustments for new/incoming students will be posted by May 15. After reviewing, please connect with our advising office to start planning your degree path today!

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Costume Production

A successful interview is required prior to entry into the program. Visit the admission page under Theatre for more information.

University Core 45 Credits
Competencies (more info)
English Parts A & B 0
Math Parts A & B 0
Foreign Language 0
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity 0
Electives
Peck School of the Arts (3 arts areas outside department) 12
General (outside Peck School of the Arts) 12
General (outside department) 3

 

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 53 Credits
Required
THEATRE 285 Costume Construction II 3
THEATRE 301 Millinery 3
THEATRE 325 History of Costume 3
THEATRE 332 Tailoring I 3
THEATRE 343 Patternmaking I 3
THEATRE 354 Draping I 3
THEATRE 412 Career Prep & Development 2
THEATRE 575 Studio (repeatable) 12
THEATRE 675 Advanced Studio, or THEATRE 685 Internship in Professional Theatre 4
Electives
(Choose from Theatre class listings in consultation with advisor) 17

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Stage Management

A successful interview is required prior to entry into the program. Visit the admission page under Theatre for more information.

University Core 45 Credits
Competencies (more info)
English Parts A & B 0
Math Parts A & B 0
Foreign Language 0
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity 0
Electives
Peck School of the Arts (3 arts areas outside department) 12
General (outside Peck School of the Arts) 12
General (outside department) 3

 

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 53 Credits
Required
THEATRE 215 Properties Production 3
THEATRE 218 Drafting for the Theatre 3
THEATRE 337 Sound Production, or THEATRE 357 Digital Audio Workstations 3
THEATRE 338 Lighting Production 3
THEATRE 380 Stage Management 3
THEATRE 410 Stage Directing 3
THEATRE 412 Career Prep & Development 2
THEATRE 475 Rehearsal and Performance (repeatable) 6
THEATRE 480 Leadership for Theatre Management 3
THEATRE 675 Advanced Studio, or THEATRE 685 Internship in Professional Theatre 3
Electives
(Choose from Theatre class listings in consultation with advisor) 21

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Technical Production

A successful interview is required prior to entry into the program. Visit the admission page under Theatre for more information.

University Core 45 Credits
Competencies (more info)
English Parts A & B 0
Math Parts A & B 0
Foreign Language 0
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity 0
Electives
Peck School of the Arts (3 arts areas outside department) 12
General (outside Peck School of the Arts) 12
General (outside department) 3

 

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 53 Credits
Required
THEATRE 215 Properties Production 3
THEATRE 218 Drafting for the Theatre 3
THEATRE 219 Computer-Aided Drafting for Theatre 3
THEATRE 314 Scenic Production 3
THEATRE 337 Sound Production 3
THEATRE 338 Lighting Production 3
THEATRE 412 Career Prep & Development 2
THEATRE 575 Studio (repeatable) 12
THEATRE 675 Advanced Studio, or THEATRE 685 Internship in Professional Theatre 4
Electives
(Choose from Theatre class listings in consultation with advisor) 17

 


Theatre Technology Articulation Agreement

The Peck School of the Arts, in partnership with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), provides a Program to Program Articulation in Theatre Production. While at MATC, students earn the AAS degree in Television & Video Production. Students continue at UWM with advanced-level theatre production work and earn a BFA in Theatre (Production). The program utilizes research, conceptualization and application of ideas and formal skills to support a personal, professional, artistic, and management competency for effective production work in the entertainment and theatre industry.

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

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