The BFA in Theatre Management is designed for students pursuing professional careers as stage and production managers for theatres, concert venues, theme parks, and other related fields.
Our program is committed to offering BFA management students an authentic liberal arts experience, with small classes for majors, one-on-one mentorship from professional management faculty and staff, plus real world experiences through working opportunities in professional companies.
BFA Management students take rigorous courses in stage management, production management, and events management, as well as related coursework in civic and community engagement, public relations, and business for the arts. As with all Auburn University Theatre degree tracks, students pursuing the BFA Management degree receive hands-on experience as house managers, production assistants, events managers, assistant stage managers, and production stage managers for main stage season productions and events in the Auburn-Opelika community.
--A minimum of 120 credit hours of course work must be completed to receive the BFA degree.
--All BFA Management students are expected to participate in the production program every academic year.
--Student progress is carefully monitored by faculty and professional staff through semester reviews and evaluations.
--Continuation in the program is dependent on the content and quality of work, both academically and in the production program; continuance is also predicated on the maintenance of a strong academic record.
--Students are advised to complete a professional internship in the senior year as well as deliver a presentation of their experience and growth to peers and faculty.
Students interested in the BFA in Theatre Management enter the program as BA students and may apply for acceptance through a portfolio review in the spring of their sophomore year. During the Freshman and Sophomore years, students aspiring to the BFA are required to accept assignments as house managers, production assistants, and backstage crew for individual productions. The basis for the portfolio review will be based upon faculty reviews from each production, as well as material from supporting coursework in technical theatre classes.