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Fine Arts


"I was amazed that this kind of education was available near where I grew up. I think working with current, professional tools will benefit me."
Kristen Hirlinger, Music Technology major

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Design/Technology Option)

Theatre Design and Technology at UCM is designed to provide you with the opportunity to find your unique voice as an artist and share your visions, curiosities, bravery and talents with a collaborative team. You'll become involved in a busy and varied program with 25 - 35 production opportunities a year.

Why choose Theatre at UCM?
Option: Design and Technology

  • Theatre students work in one of the most beautiful and modern theatre buildings in the Midwest, the James L. Highlander Theatre.
  • Theatre students have the opportunity to work in a professional summer repertory company that performs on campus and also tours with a children's show throughout west-central Missouri.
  • University Housing has worked with the Department of Theatre and Dance to create a Theatre Special Housing Interest Program in Nickerson Hall designed for students interested in or majoring in theatre.

What will I study?
In addition to classes in acting, directing, theatre management and script analysis, students learn about the literature and history of the theatre, stagecraft, studio theatre and advanced technical theatre courses.

Courses include:

  • Costume Technology
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Lighting Design
  • Scene Design

What can I do with a degree in Theatre Design and Technology?

  • Broadcast Technician
  • Costume Designer
  • Properties Manager
  • Scenic Artist
  • Special Effects Technician

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How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.

In Theatre Design and Technology, there are several opportunities to be involved:

  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Players
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • Theta Alpha Phi

About our Faculty:
The student-to-faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

Our faculty are leaders whose experience and professional work has a strong voice in state, regional, and the national arenas. They are active members of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

Learn more about Theatre Design/Technology at UCM:
Department of Theatre and Dance
660-543-4020

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