BFA Theatre, emphasis in Production

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  • Beyond admission to the university through the TCU Admission Office, a portfolio review and interview are required for entrance into the BFA Production emphasis. Portfolio reviews are held in early December, January and February (roughly concurrent with auditions). In addition, Theatre TCU participates in the National Unified Auditions in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, drawing a student body from around the nation.

    "Three Sisters" (2014) Painting in progress

    Three Sisters (2014) Painting in progress

  • Each student will have a yearly Jury with the Design and Production faculty, but no cuts are made; rather, the jury is a time to assess growth and create a plan for further development.
  • BFA Design and Production classes are composed of an average of 12 students.
  • BFA Production students have the opportunity to build and work on virtually every Main Stage and Studio Theatre production during their years at TCU. Because of our small class sizes, most Production students who are interested in serving as a Stage Manager, Technical Director, Master Electrician, Master Carpenter, Paint Charge, First Hand, etc. on a Theatre TCU production have the chance to do this multiple times. Because we have no graduate program in Theatre, all student production staff are undergraduates.
  • Theatre TCU has three different theatre venues (proscenium, thrust, black box) in the same building, affording diverse production experiences for our theatre students.

    "Three Sisters" (2014) Painting in progress

    Three Sisters (2014) Painting in progress

  • All BFA Theatre majors are required to serve on a production crew each semester, rotating between a variety of assignments and training. That means that every student will be hanging lights, painting scenery, creating props, building costumes, or working in the box office.
  • We have a fully staffed (2 full time staff in each) Scenic Studio and Costume Studio, where production students can learn their craft in a constant hands-on environment of safety, excellence and challenges. Many Production students receive grants or are student employees in the studios adding a financial benefit to their work there. Our excellent professional staff includes skilled artisans, but also teachers and mentors who want to increase the production skills of all students.
"Three Sisters" (2014): Final Product

Three Sisters (2014): Final Product