Stage Management Program (BFA)

The Stage Management Program will prepare students for a professional career in stage or production management, or further education at a graduate level. Through coursework and practical application, students develop an artistic sensibility, a strong working knowledge of technical production, and effective organizational and management skills to orchestrate the smooth execution of a production.

Advisors work closely with students to tailor their courses and internships to fit the student’s career goals, balancing the curriculum with depth in each student’s area of interest.

In addition to their coursework, students are assigned to stage management and assistant stage management positions for Department of Theatre productions that reflect their progressively increased aptitude and responsibility. Students may also be given internship opportunities to work with numerous local professional companies including Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah Opera and Symphony, Ballet West, Plan- B Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company and The Grand Theatre in order to gain practical experience and accrue points to attain membership in Actor’s Equity Association.

The University of Utah Department of Theatre is the only program in the state to offer a B.F.A. in Stage Management.

Suggested Plan of Study


Program Head

Barbara Sturgis
(801) 581-3269
b.sturgis@utah.edu
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