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.
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.
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.
Explore – Specific degree information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog along with credits, courses, admission and program requirements.
Audition/Interview – A successful audition or placement interview is required prior to entry into the BA and BFA programs. View the department requirements on the admission page for more information.
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Careers in Theatre
Arts & Entertainment Writer
Arts Council Director
Box Office Manager/Staff
Community Arts Organizer
Costume Shop Manager
Cruise Line Performer
Marketing & Sales
Musical Theatre Artist
Special Effects Artist
Theatre Education Teacher (K-12)
Theatre Equipment Sales
Trade Show Designer
Visual Effects Director/Engineer
Associate Professor, Scenic & Audio Production
Associate Instrumentation Innovator, Theatre
Supervisor, Scene Shop
Associate Lecturer, Costumes and Stage Makeup
Senior Lecturer, Lighting Design & Production