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  • Scenic Technology - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Once students are accepted to the scenic technology curriculum they will become proficient in drafting scenic carpentry welding rigging and production planning Undergraduates are often assigned as Assistant Technical Directors for Theatre and Opera productions and have the opportunity to act as the Technical Director for a production by their senior year Come Here Go Anywhere Most of our undergraduates go on to graduate school or work as technicians for universities established theatres commercial scene shops theatrical suppliers and event companies Although our students tend to work within the field the possibilities are endless for students with scenic technology degrees Technical Direction is about creative problem solving and communication vital skills in any business Students also learn to research plan schedule and manage groups which will help them to start and maintain careers not only in theatre but in business commercial and residential construction education consulting and many other fields Sample BFA Progression CLICK HERE Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre emphasis in Scenic Technology Philosophy and Goals The mission of the MFA Program in Scenic Technology is to ready Technical Directors to lead the art in the 21st century The program provides a strong theoretical background with significant production experiences Students are exposed to current materials methods and techniques in automation technology engineering computers and management Furthermore students will participate in research and the development of innovative production techniques including the integration of advanced technologies into theatrical production Flexible Academic Program Through the advising process an individual program is developed that suits the educational goals of the Technology student Whatever type of position a student is interested in this program can prepare and support them in achieving that goal regional theatre TD commercial scene shop production company theatre equipment supplier or manufacturer academic TD production manager or theatre consultant The Core All scenic technology students are required to demonstrate core competencies Most of these skills are covered in a core set of classes CAD for the Stage Electricity and Motors Control Systems Fluid Power pneumatics and hydraulics Rigging Stage Physics Structural Analysis for the Stage Health Safety and Management Some core competencies are demonstrated by experience through production work presentations at major conferences workshops writing for publication and other means See the graduation checklist below for a list of skills and experiences we expect of our graduates Tailoring Your Degree Individual students arrange a series of courses and independent studies with their advisor to compliment and complete their degree Previous topics have included Advanced Rigging Techniques Stage Systems Rigging Design Implementation of Pneumatics and Hydraulics in Stage Production Implementation of Motion Control in Stage Production Technical Writing Fine Woodworking Scene Shop Systems and Planning Theatre Technology Pedagogy Metalworking Theatre Architecture and Consulting Advanced CAD Training Technical Research The Physics of Theatre Experimental Research Design Thesis Students can choose between a production thesis which explores the production process for a specific show in depth or a research thesis where a student defines executes and documents a research project related to

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  • Costume Design - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Join Us Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws Home Programs Acting Undergraduate Acting Graduate Acting Design Tech Management Scenic Design Scenic Technology Costume Design Costume Technology Lighting Design and Technology Sound Design Stage Management Theatre Studies BFA Theatre Studies MA PhD MA in Theatre PhD in Theatre History Faculty Minor in Theatre Program News People Professor and Head Alumni Updates Faculty Biographies Places Theatres Tryon Festival Studio Theatre Foellinger Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws You are here Home Programs Design Tech Management Costume Design Costume Design The costume design program provides theoretical artistic and practical training in design for theatre opera and entertainment The goal is to educate and train young designers to become leading artists of the 21st century Here at the University of Illinois we strive to train artists who are collaborative creative open minded and critical Collaboration and creative problem solving are at the core of our production values The Master of Fine Arts Program The MFA in costume design is a comprehensive and challenging atelier graduate program Students pursue class work that includes theatre history critical play analysis costume history costume rendering costume crafts and costume production Through production training students will gain the necessary knowledge and practical skills to become professional costume designers The Bachelor of Fine Arts Program The BFA pathway in design provides a solid foundation

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  • Costume Technology - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions What We Create Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Join Us Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws Home Programs Acting Undergraduate Acting Graduate Acting Design Tech Management Scenic Design Scenic Technology Costume Design Costume Technology Lighting Design and Technology Sound Design Stage Management Theatre Studies BFA Theatre Studies MA PhD MA in Theatre PhD in Theatre History Faculty Minor in Theatre Program News People Professor and Head Alumni Updates Faculty Biographies Places Theatres Tryon Festival Studio Theatre Foellinger Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws You are here Home Programs Design Tech Management Costume Technology Costume Technology The BFA and MFA Costume Technology and Management Programs include three faculty members three stitchers two

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  • Lighting Design and Technology - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    including theatre musical theatre dance and opera where we have a unique partnership with Illinois Theatre Dance at Illinois and the School of Music s opera program Lyric Theatre Students also will be immersed in an environment of shows with opportunities to work side by side with other students and faculty guest directors and professional designers from New York Chicago and beyond How We Teach and What You Learn As continuing professional lighting designers ourselves having worked On Broadway Off Broadway and in many of the top regional theatres across the country we bring to the classroom current knowledge of the art of lighting design which includes up to date technologies in terms of equipment trends including the latest in LED technology control consoles and dimming systems As faculty members and advisors our jobs do not stop in the classroom We have a strong mentoring system set in place for every production we do within the walls of the Krannert Center and beyond Throughout the entire design tech and dress rehearsal process we are right there beside you making sure that each show has a healthy and productive process for the entire team Within the classroom students will gain knowledge in all aspects of lighting design including studying the qualities of light Intensity Color Distribution and Movement electricity and lighting systems Vectorworks Spotlight computer aided drafting software Lightwright software script analysis cueing techniques trouble shooting problem solving collaboration and advanced color theory just to name a few By the end of your residency here as a student it is our goal to have you ready to compete with other designers in the entertainment industry We also take great pride in fine tuning each of our student s resumes and portfolios in order to get ready for the many design competitions and conferences that we recommend that every student attend The Classroom as Lighting Laboratories In order for our students to gain the knowledge necessary to design in any of our three main stage venues in addition to the Armory Theatre we have created two lighting laboratories within the Digital Media Design Lab The larger of the two labs uses the same lighting technology and fixtures as would be available in our actual theatres It consists of approximately 40 50 lighting fixtures and 24 2 4kw ETC dimmers This lab is primarily used as a place to re create scenes from various theatrical pieces which gives students the opportunity to experiment with color texture angle and cueing The smaller of the two labs is the 6 1 Scale Mini Light Lab which gives the students more opportunities to experiment with color texture cueing in addition to being able to light actual scenic models for presentation and learning purposes This lab is also equipped with 24 600w dimmers 12 mini ERS fixtures 12 MR 16 Pars 8 3 1 2 Fresnels 5 moving mirrored lights and various LED cyc wash fixtures The Designer and the Technician Whether you are an MFA or

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  • Sound Design - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Join Us Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws Home Programs Acting Undergraduate Acting Graduate Acting Design Tech Management Scenic Design Scenic Technology Costume Design Costume Technology Lighting Design and Technology Sound Design Stage Management Theatre Studies BFA Theatre Studies MA PhD MA in Theatre PhD in Theatre History Faculty Minor in Theatre Program News People Professor and Head Alumni Updates Faculty Biographies Places Theatres Tryon Festival Studio Theatre Foellinger Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws You are here Home Programs Design Tech Management Sound Design Sound Design The Master of Fine Arts Program With advanced technical instruction and numerous supervised design opportunities the Sound Design Program offers a unique blend of artistic development with multifaceted professional training in sound technology Extensive

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  • Stage Management - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    The BFA and MFA Stage Management Programs at the University of Illinois provide dedicated theatre artists with the necessary resources and experiences to develop into professional stage managers who are ready to meet the rigors and demands in any genre of live performance Our program strives to provide a creative and dynamic production environment that sets a high standard in developing communication and technical skills Students can expect to have guided and progressive learning throughout their academic careers at UIUC Graduates of the Stage Management Program are flexible confident people oriented managers who are ready to enter the professional world equipped with the skills and industry knowledge essential to a successful career in the arts Creating Leaders The foundations of strong stage management lie in the basics of good leadership Stage management classes focus on developing skills in problem solving collaboration and team management while addressing topics specific to the work of the professional stage manager Course work is designed to challenge students to develop skills in production analysis writing presentation and computer proficiency Classes in design history and technology round out a vigorous theatre curriculum In addition visiting artists from Krannert Center for the Performing Arts often guest lecture which allows students to interact with working production managers stage managers company managers producers directors and performers in a casual seminar environment Principles and techniques encountered in the classroom are fully explored through hands on work as stage managers and assistant stage managers during a season of over a dozen main stage and studio productions The Theatre as Laboratory The performance spaces at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are the labs for all theatre students The expansive facilities of Krannert Center offer a unique partnership between the Illinois Theatre Dance at Illinois and the School of Music Opera and Lyric Theatre Programs S tudents gain experience working as stage managers in theatre musical theatre opera and dance productions side by side with experienced professionals seasoned faculty and other talented students This immersion into the major genres of the performing arts along with the partnership of Krannert Center creates a vibrant educational environment exceptionally suited to training versatile flexible and well rounded stage managers On the Edge of the Extraordinary Students also have the opportunity to work as stage managers and production coordinators on a variety of new works produced by Krannert Center collaborating with cutting edge artists including The Builders Association the Bebe Miller Dance Company Mikel Rouse and Ralph Lemon Nationally these artists are redefining theatrical expectation and reinventing traditional storytelling and Krannert Center is a leader in producing these new voices of contemporary theatre Stage management students can work in a variety of capacities on these projects gaining hands on experience with integrated video audio and lighting technology as well as being collaborative partners in the creation of new work The Next Step Our alumni have taken the experiences they gained in theatre musical theatre opera dance and event stage management while at the University of Illinois

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  • Theatre Studies (BFA) - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws Home Programs Acting Undergraduate Acting Graduate Acting Design Tech Management Scenic Design Scenic Technology Costume Design Costume Technology Lighting Design and Technology Sound Design Stage Management Theatre Studies BFA Theatre Studies MA PhD MA in Theatre PhD in Theatre History Faculty Minor in Theatre Program News People Professor and Head Alumni Updates Faculty Biographies Places Theatres Tryon Festival Studio Theatre Foellinger Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws You are here Home Programs Theatre Studies BFA BFA in Theatre Studies The BFA Theatre Studies Program focuses on the practical application of theatre scholarship and explores theatre production as a collaborative art form that is grounded in theory criticism history research and writing The theatre studies concentration is intended to lay the groundwork for students planning to pursue professional careers in areas of theatre for which advanced training or specialization at the graduate level is normally required These areas include directing dramaturgy playwriting social issues theatre arts management and theatre history and criticism Emphasis is given to a comprehensive study of theatre practices of the past material participation in theatre practices of the present and the discovery and application of theatre practices for the future After graduation recent theatre studies students have pursued careers as arts administrators directors writers theatre managers casting directors and performers Many graduates have also pursued advanced degrees in theatre For more information please contact J W Morrissette Asst Head of the Department of Theatre Coordinator BFA Theatre Studies at This email address

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  • Theatre Studies (MA & PhD) - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Studies BFA Theatre Studies MA PhD MA in Theatre PhD in Theatre History Faculty Minor in Theatre Program News People Professor and Head Alumni Updates Faculty Biographies Places Theatres Tryon Festival Studio Theatre Foellinger Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws You are here Home Programs Theatre Studies MA PhD Theatre Studies MA PhD The Theatre Studies Program at the University of Illinois offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees BFA MA PhD in the academic study of theatre as a liberal art Our focus is on the history of theatre and the development of dramatic criticism through the ages and across borders with particular emphasis on American theatre Our doctoral program is one of the oldest and most respected in the country and has produced some of the world s leading scholars writers educators and administrators in the field Established under the guidance of the late Barnard Hewitt the Program in Theatre History Criticism strives to produce cutting edge research and groundbreaking leadership in theatre scholarship Highlights of the Doctoral Program in Theatre at Illinois Interdisciplinary Research Emphasis The chance to work with Theatre Faculty Affiliates across campus Expertise in Early Modern Medieval Ancient Greek Early American Eastern European and German theatre Multimedia Music Theatre and Opera Curriculum oriented toward historiography production history gender theory critical race theory intersections between theatre and law adaptation studies cold war studies diaspora studies and devised theatre Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships Available for up to 4 years Opportunity to Build Strong Teaching Mentoring Portfolio

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