Design & Technology

If your main interest in theater is not performing on stage but working behind the scenes, Theater Design and Technology is the right concentration for you. Students will be prepared to enter a competitive professional field for which they have trained as well-rounded artists and technicians. They will learn practical industry skills as well as conceptual techniques and begin to develop a unique artistic view. Along with their diplomas, students will graduate with the confidence, skills, and portfolios they need to pursue professional careers or seek appointments with graduate level programs.

  • Small class sizes mean students receive lots of personal attention.
  • A faculty of seasoned professional artists who are active in their fields carefully track the progress of each student.
  • Students will explore multiple disciplines, including scenic, costume, and lighting design and stage management.
  • Students will take on roles as technicians and assistants in production in addition to their course work, and step into leadership roles as designers or stage managers as they progress within the program.
  • Through real-time production experiences, they will learn to think on their feet and adapt to a rapid-paced, high-energy career in the performing arts.
  • Facilities include the Walter K. Gordon Theater, a state-of-the-art 650 seat proscenium house renowned for its near-perfect acoustical properties, and the Black Box Studio, a flexible, intimate performance space.
  • Our proximity to the vibrant Philadelphia and New York theater scenes makes internships highly accessible.

For information about the Design and Technology concentration, contact Prof. James H. Mobley.

COurse requirements

  • 50:965:123      Voice for the Stage (3)
  • 50:965:124      Movement for the Stage (3)
  • 50:965:202      Play Reading and Analysis (3)
  • 50:965:241      Stagecraft (3)
  • 50:965:271      Acting I (3)
  • 50:965:302      Practicum/Crew Call in Technical Theater (BA)
                              At least three credits required.
  • 50:965:496      Senior Project (BA)
                             At least one credit required.
  • 50:965:380      History of Theater I (3)
  • 50:965:381      Modern Drama (3)

Students enrolled in the Design and Technology Concentration complete coursework in all areas of theatrical design taught by our faculty and outstanding professionals active in their fields. In addition, the Rutgers–Camden Theater season provides many opportunities for designers, theater technicians, and stage managers.

  • 50:965:242      Stagecraft II (3)
  • 50:080:221      Drawing I (3)
  • 50:965:314      Scenic Design (3)
  • 50:965:362      Costume Design (3)
  • 50:965:382      Lighting Design (3)
  • 50:965:361      Survey of Costume History (3)

At least three additional credits of:
50:965:302      Practicum/Crew Call in Technical Theater (BA)

Highly Recommended:
50:082:101      Introduction to Art History I (3)

50:082:102      Introduction to Art History II (3)

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