Theatre Design and Production Major
Get experience building productions, while building your future
From set design to costuming, makeup, sound and lighting – our theatre design and production majors learn every aspect of theatre production – building entire worlds from the ground up.
Starting from day one, you’ll have the chance to put your skills to use by working on mainstage productions. Our amazing facilities boast not only multiple performance spaces, but also a light lab, fully equipped scenic and costume studios, a graphics room, a computer lab, makeup rooms, a greenroom, and a workshop space featuring all of the tools and equipment you’ll need to bring your creative vision to life.
Your training will be hands-on and heavily focused on portfolio development. In our tight-knit department, you’ll find that faculty become mentors – working to connect you with professional opportunities to launch your career.
Our department is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). This accreditation indicates an ability to provide a base of academic strength and operational integrity.
of UNI graduates
are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
each year. This includes four mainstage productions and several smaller productions throughout the year.
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Department of Theatre
University of Northern Iowa
257 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423
Our student to faculty ratio and mentorship-focused teaching allows faculty and staff members to create meaningful and lasting relationships with our students that are both personal and professional. This allows for our mentoring to continue on after the students’ graduation. Alumni frequently return to participate in departmental productions and events. We foster cohorts of students that create lifelong connections and friendships that enhance our network of alumni.