Production and Design for Stage and Screen, BFA
New York City
Harness Your Creativity
Are you ready to become a critically engaged and technologically sophisticated professional in the fields of scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound? The BFA in Production and Design for Stage and Screen provides intensive pre-professional training for young designers and craftspeople looking to enter into the entertainment industry—and make an impact.
Practice Your Passion
- Gain a solid understanding of the history of the art form.
- Discover how to think like a designer in engaging and challenging studio classes.
- Learn how to view setbacks as fundamental to the art-making process.
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The Design and Production program is crafted to prepare you for work in the professional industry and a lifetime of creative exploration. Study begins with a core group of classes that emphasize the fundamentals of all design disciplines. From there, you’ll move into an area of emphasis in scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, or media. Advanced level studio and technique classes allow you to focus your course-work with classes in drafting, costume construction, lighting techniques and many more. These courses are paired with an innovative study of the historical and contemporary trends in drama and design. You’ll even take an acting class to understand how performers relate to design.
Add Opportunities and Experiences
The BFA in Production and Design for Stage and Screen provides intensive pre-professional training for the designer and craftsperson. It is geared toward developing technologically sophisticated skills in the fields of scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, and media. The four-year sequence of courses focuses on primary and secondary areas of concentration and core requirements in sketching, rendering, media and design history, script analysis, and much more. The hands-on training required for success in today's theater and entertainment industries begins on day one.
“We stress the foundation of design and stage management from the ground up—construction, design, theater, film, television, computer software, and emerging technologies—knowing that each can be applied to any medium. Coupled with our robust production schedule, which includes work from a multitude of media, our courses expose you to real-world practical experience.”—Graham Kindred, Head of the BA in Stage Management program and the BFA in Production and Design for Stage and Screen program
Choose Your Career
With the BFA in Production and Design for Stage and Screen, you’ll develop your skills as a technologically sophisticated professional in the fields of scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, and media.
- National tours
- Film and television
What You Need to Know
Please note that the application deadline for fall admission into this program is December 15 and an audition must be scheduled by January 15.