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Design and Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre

Most programs in the UCF School of Performing Arts require an audition or interview.

Students in the Design & Technology program build a foundation in their craft in a structured and intensive curriculum focused on career preparation and learning industry standards. Practical experience is gained by working behind the scenes on productions. Students are also involved in every step of the process from designing concepts through realizing those designs, creating everything that goes into making a production spectacular.

Students work alongside faculty in their first two years and take on technical leadership roles in their upper years. By graduation, students will leave with a resume of practical production experience and production knowledge suited for careers in theatre and touring productions, themed entertainment and more.

Areas of study:

  • Lighting
  • Costumes
  • Scenery
  • Effects
  • Props
  • Sound
  • Projections
  • Makeup
  • Painting
  • Woodworking
  • Metalsmithing
  • Technical direction
  • Design and Technology


Alumni Highlights

Ryan Bosshardt ’11
Entertainment Technician in Lighting, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Peter Malbuisson ’01
BFA, Theatre | IATSE Local One and Local 74 Stagehand, Broadway (The Normal Heart, Jersey Boys, The King and I, Bullets Over Broadway, Honeymoon in Vegas, Harvey, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Oslo, Junk and more

Bryan Kaschube ’07
Resident Lighting Designer, Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, Miami, FL; Lecturer, University of Miami

Dan Dansby ’10
Lighting Designer, SeaWorld, Orlando, FL

Matthew Ardoin ’14
Lighting and Sound Assistant, Two River Theater, NJ

Tyler “GT” Cecchini  ’13
Wardrobe Attendant, Cirque Du Soleil’s “O”

Lauren Cushman ’06
Assistant Technical Director, Resident Prop Master and Projection Specialist at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Anthony Narciso ’14
Resident Sound Designer, Orlando REP, Orlando, FL; Festival Sound Designer, Texas Shakespeare Festival

Morgan Burhoe ’16
Over-hire Carpenter, Orlando REP, Orlando, FL

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