College of Arts and Humanities

Theatre B.F.A.

(Stage Management)

Overview

The Theatre B.F.A. Stage Management track serves those students interested in a career in stage management. It is offered for students who, upon graduation, plan to pursue a specialized career in the entertainment industry. Because of the university’s location in one the world’s top entertainment destinations, UCF is a top choice for students interested in all aspects and avenues of stage management. B.F.A. standards are high, both for admission and for continuation in the program.

The Stage Management B.F.A. program offers a sequence of courses focusing on an understanding of all disciplines of theatre. Students will take courses in design, stagecraft & technology, performance, directing, theatre history, and literature. Multiple courses in theatrical management focus on management theory, rehearsal and performance management, paperwork, organizational theory, contracts and the business of theatre. Students expand upon the classroom experience through interaction with leading industry professionals and site visits to local entertainment venues. Students must complete three stage management assignments before graduation. Qualified students may be selected to work on outside professional projects.

Students are evaluated annually and must meet professional standards to successfully complete the B.F.A. The senior year is highlighted by the required professional internship, where work with practicing professionals continues to refine the students' skills and prepare them for stage management positions in the entertainment industry or for further study in graduate school.

Requirements

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

  • Résumé
  • Headshot (does not need to be a professional headshot for designers and technicians)
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • One Promptbook (or examples of organizational paperwork)
  • 250-650 word personal statement discussing their personal and academic goals
  • Transcripts of prior college credits

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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