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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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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 *
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 & Social Change
THEATRE 260 Storytelling
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
THEATRE 412 Career Prep & Development 2
(Choose from below) 8
THEATRE 575 Studio (repeatable)
THEATRE 475 Rehearsal & Performance (repeatable)
(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


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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 in Theatre

Art Director
Artistic Director
Arts & Entertainment Writer
Arts Administration
Arts Council Director
Box Office Manager/Staff
Broadway Theatre/Tours
Business Consultant
Camp Director
Carpentry/Scenic Artistry
Casting Director
Community Arts Organizer
Computer Drafter/Designer
Conflict/Resolution Facilitator
Corporate Trainer
Costume Designer
Costume Director
Costume Shop Manager
Crafts Artisan
Creative Director
Cruise Line Performer
Development Director
Dialect Coach
Drama Therapist
Drapery Fabricator/Installer
Education Administrator
Entertainment Designer/Manager
Events Manager
Event Planner/Coordinator
Life Coach
Lighting Designer/Director
Makeup Designer/Artist
Managing Director
Marketing & Sales
Master Carpenter
Musical Theatre Artist
Office Administration
Outreach Coordinator
Production Assistant
Production Manager
Project Manager
Projection Designer
Properties Director
Props Artisan
Rigging Installer
Scenery Designer
Scenic Artist/Painter
Set Designer/Decorator
Social Worker
Sound Designer/Engineer
Sound Technician
Special Effects Artist
Stage Director/Manager
Stage Hand
Staging Fabricator
Talent Agent/Director
Technical Director
Television/Radio Personality
Theatre Consultant
Theatre Critic
Theatre Education Teacher (K-12)
Theatre Equipment Sales
Theatre Journalist/Blogger
Trade Show Designer
University Administration
University Faculty
Visual Effects Director/Engineer
Vocal Coach
Voiceover Artist
Wardrobe Specialist


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 photoDana Rochesterdmr2@uwm.eduTheatre TB27

Associate Lecturer, Costumes and Stage Makeup

profile photoStephen Whiteswhite@uwm.eduTheatre 254

Senior Lecturer, Lighting Design & Production

Theatre Faculty & Staff