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Studying Technical Theatre at Weber State

Weber State’s technical theatre degree offers creative students with a love for theatre the skills and experience needed for technical production roles in costume, lighting and more.

Technical Theatre Highlights

As a technical theatre major, you’ll learn from world-renowned faculty and industry practitioners, while working with industry-standard equipment used in theatre, dance and other performing arts.

Weber State graduates have had successful careers on Broadway and in major regional theaters, tours and production shops, as well as allied fields like architecture, film and industrial events.

Beyond the Classroom

Weber State’s Department of Performing Arts regularly pairs students with exciting internship opportunities in Utah, New York City, Los Angeles and throughout the world.

You can network and meet peers in the Associated Actors & Technicians student club, which brings students from all areas of theatre together for student-directed performances and experimental theatre, and Weber’s chapter of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), an organization dedicated to advancing theatre education.

What You’ll Learn at Weber

You’ll graduate with a well-rounded skill set in technical theatre.

Topics covered in courses include:

  • Script analysis
  • Stage makeup
  • Stagecraft
  • Costume fundamentals
  • Lighting fundamentals
  • Stage management
  • Computer software for theatre

What You Can Do After Weber

Upon graduation, you will have skills for a wide range of technical theatre roles. Career opportunities open to graduates include the following:

  • Electricians
  • Draftspersons
  • Lighting console programmers
  • Technical directors
  • Carpenters
  • Sound engineers
  • Stage managers
  • Wardrobe heads
  • Properties artisans
  • Scenic painters
  • Audio/visual technicians

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for technical theatre graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more...

Faculty Perspective

  • Jessica Greenberg 

    “I'm proud of the unique professionalizing and travel study opportunities we offer in technical theatre. In the last two years alone, we've created 25 individual apprenticeships with New York City theatre companies for our students, and most were supported with university funding for their travel and housing.”