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Design & Technology Track
A FUTURE IN ENTERTAINMENT!
Set apart by our small class sizes and numerous technical and design opportunities, our experiential and immersive program stands out from the competiton. Opportunity abounds for designers and technicians at Frostburg State University.
An interview and portfolio presentation is required for entrance into the track. We welcome those interested in any or all aspects of Costume, Lighting, Scenic and Sound Design and Technical work as well as Stage Management!
The Design and Technology Track is an undergraduate only program, so students are not competing with graduate designers for assignments. This allows our students to build impressive portfolios with which to acquire employment. Also, great attention is paid to transitioning students to the professional world.
Mentorship and guidance are given to students seeking employment and to those moving on to graduate studies. Additional activities such as annual visits to SETC (South Eastern Theatre Conference) offer Design-Tech students opportunities to find internships and summer employment in the professional theatre.
The Design and Technology Track requires 51 semester hours of credit. 30 hours are dedicated to the departmental core curriculum, 18 hours are required in the Acting Track and 3 hours are required outside of the department.
The Theatre major experience at Frostburg State University is rigorous, intense and balanced. Both artistic development and academic excellence are significant and equally supported goals within the program.
All students in the Design and Technology Track are assessed via portfolio review every semester. Portfolio Reviews are designed to help students prepare to achieve positions in the professional technical theatre industry or to attain graduate assistantships. The Fall Semester is an informal portfolio review, mostly designed to prepare students for upcoming spring events. The Spring Semester is a formal portfolio review in which you will present your portfolio in a formal mock-interview format.
S.E.T.C. and A.C.T.F.
Design and Technology students are strongly encouraged to attend the South Eastern Theatre Conference. This conference occurs in different cities each spring. Students can network, become current in the industry and attend a job service fair to gain summer employment at professional theatres across the country.
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival fosters networking and professional growth among college students. Students can attend an awesome conference, enter design competitions with prestigous prizes and participate with show entries.