Production

View of the set for JSU production of Boy Gets Girl

Production Concentration

Within the Bachelor of Arts in Drama, you may choose a concentration in Production.  Our production concentration allows you to specialize in a number of areas such as costuming, stage management, scenery, lighting, or sound.  Along with the Drama Core classes this concentration includes courses in design, technology, and management. Classes are available in Scenic Design, Lighting, Costume Techniques, Puppetry, Costume Design, Stage Management, Portfolio Development, and other areas of production.  Whether you choose a specific area or a more general path your coursework can prepare you for a number of careers in the performing arts. 

Throughout your time at JSU you will be provided many opportunities designs and major technical assignments throughout the academic year to enhance your coursework.  With strong faculty mentorship we help you succeed in your study and as theatrical artists.  

backstage photo of imaginary invalid

Main stage production

Each year, our production season is chosen to provide experiences tailored to challenge and cultivate the growth of our students as artists. With a mixture of classical and period pieces, contemporary shows, and performance techniques. you can graduate with a wealth of experience.   Our high expectations and professional training in the rehearsal process will help prepare you for whatever path you choose as your career.

student sews costumes for JSU production

Opportunity

Our small class sizes, close knit community, and dedicated faculty will give you the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed as a theatre artist.   We also offer masterclasses and workshops to develop new skills, and opportunities to design, build, and manage JSU productions.  Our annual Alph Psi Omega production is a fully student designed and directed TYA production. 

student holds a puppet head in London

Study Away

You will also have the opportunity to travel through study abroad and study away programs.  Recent courses included trips to New York and London.  These trips provide opportunity to learn about other cultures, experience theatre in a variety of settings, and take workshops to enhance your knowledge of theatre.