Theatre Technology

Career preparation

You will complete the M.F.A. with a varied portfolio of realized technical direction assignments and projects in technical production.
Our graduates are well prepared for a career in the professional or academic environment. The program provides a mature professional process and strong problem-solving skills. Methodologies encompass both traditional and contemporary scenic solutions, including scenery automation, AutoCAD drafting, and structural and mechanical design for the stage.

You will graduate well prepared for careers in all areas of live performance. These may include professional and educational theatre and performing arts; theme parks, commercial scenic studios, corporate and special events; and product research and development.

Jeff Baldwin, visiting assistant professor and head of Theatre Technology

Jeff has served as the technical director on numerous productions, for both indoor and outdoor venues, including Tent Theatre, Indiana Festival Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre. Most recently he served as the Technical Director for the University of Oklahoma, University Theatre. There he taught courses in Technical Production and Advanced Materials. He received a B.S.ed. in Speech and Theatre Education from Missouri State University and an M.F.A. in Theatre Technology from Indiana University. Prior to starting his career in the arts, Jeff served in the United State Marine Corps as part of an infantry boat unit. Over the past 15+ years, he worked his way up through the ranks holding various roles such as master carpenter, assistant technical director, welder, and scenery automation tech. His research interests are motion control systems and scenery automation. 

Admission

You are admitted into the program after proving competency as shown by their portfolio, statement of goals, and required interview. The Design and Technology Faculty Committee evaluates prospective students on the basis of their portfolio, writing quality, and professional potential.

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