UCF School of Performing Arts Fall 2020 FAQ

College of Arts and Humanities

Theatre, Design and Technology B.F.A.


The Theatre B.F.A. Design and Technology track is a 129-hour degree program designed to prepare students for careers in the design and technology fields of theatre and entertainment.

Class work is augmented with a wide variety of practical production experiences in the areas of scenic, costume, lighting and sound design. The first two years of the program focus on technical skills, theory, script analysis, theatre history, dramatic literature, drafting, visual Arts, 2-D and 3-D CAD. Students are evaluated annually and must meet professional standards to successfully complete the B.F.A. During the junior and senior years emphasis is on specialization in comprehensive technology or design training. Qualified students have the opportunity to assist principal designers and technical directors and may be selected to design and execute designs for main stage productions.

The senior year is highlighted by the professional internship continuing the student's preparation for entry level positions in the commercial theatre or for further study in graduate school. The senior year is also spent in preparing the student's professional portfolio which is essential for those planning to enter the highly competitive job market.


The faculty evaluates students desiring to become majors via an interview and portfolio review. All prospective students must prepare and provide the following:

  • Portfolio of theatre work and/or other related areas (art/photography, etc)
  • Résumé of theatre-related work
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts of prior college credits
  • Headshot (does not need to be a professional headshot for designers and technicians)

These items are separate from any items requested by UCF admissions. Please bring these with you to your interview. You may interview before completing your application to the University, but we do require that you have started the application process and strongly recommend that you submit your application to UCF prior to interviewing. You cannot be accepted into the B.F.A. program without being accepted to the university.

Schedule your interview

All interested students must interview with the program coordinator before being accepted to the program. Schedule your interview by using the Theatre UCF Audition/Interview Request Form.


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