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Theatre Technologies and Design

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Become a Valuable Member of a Production Team with a Theatre Technologies and Design Degree from Gannon University 

    The synergy of Gannon’s theatre technologies and design program offers you exciting opportunities to pursue your interest in behind-the-scenes work, technology and studio aspects of theatre production. Collaborate with visiting artists, faculty and fellow students in a creative exploration that will lead you to discover your artistic voice in a community of like-minded artists. Nurture your creative talent and secure your career in an array of media including stage, film, education, television, radio, digital media and more.

    • Participate in the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world.
    • Learn techniques and skills at a campus located in the heart of Erie’s cultural district.
    • Build a portfolio of work that will enhance future employment or educational opportunities.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Theatre Technologies and Design

    • Build a strong foundation in design and technical areas including costume, lighting, puppetry, scenic and sound design.  
    • Master skills in theatrical production that apply to other areas of the performance and entertainment industry.  
    • Learn all elements needed for successful theater, film, television, commercial and related creative works.  

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Take advantage of faculty mentorship and small class sizes that allow you to develop close one-on-one working relationships with theater faculty.  
    • Be part of a production team on productions that are seen by hundreds of audience members annually.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key theatre technologies and design courses including:

    Principles of Design: Master the fundamental principles of design including space, time and composition, with an emphasis on creative problem solving and aesthetic development.

    Costume and Makeup Techniques: Learn the materials and techniques of theatrical stage makeup, including application of two-dimensional makeup and the development of a makeup portfolio. 

    Production and Performance in Theatre: Assume various roles of production cast and crew, culminating in a public performance and post-performance evaluation by students and directors. 

    Achieve Your Possibilities

    Our theatre technologies and design program is designed for your success. Through curriculum flexibility and high-quality educational opportunities, you can: 

    • Prepare to enter the professional theater community as a resourceful emerging artist or pursue specialized training in graduate schools.  
    • Learn to collaborate effectively in the production process and find your voice as a professional in the culture of theater.  
    • Explore internship and employment opportunities with the many arts and cultural organizations located just blocks from campus.
    • Earn an average annual starting salary of $36,200 or mid-career salary of $58,600, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Teemara Mollett

Teemara Mollett School of Communication and Arts

“I am thankful for hands-on experience while I communicate my innovative ideas through a creative lens.”

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.