Under the tutelage of working professionals at Syracuse Stage, you will prepare for your career by progressing through a step-by-step program, learning and applying a method of stage managing that is utilized in every major professional theater company in both the United States and abroad.

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As you combine classroom and experiential learning throughout the course of your training in our bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree program, you will receive individual attention that includes an ongoing appraisal system based on professional values and skills. You will have opportunities to participate in productions in one of our three performance spaces: a 499-seat proscenium; a 250-seat flexible space; and the newly renovated, 65-seat Loft Theater.

[A student stage manager reveals how classwork prepared them for working on a production] 

Opportunities to deepen your training and professional preparation through our study abroad programs can be found in our program in London, England—including our exchange program with the Rose Bruford College—and our Tepper Semester in New York City.

Training and experience in stage management can provide entrée into a variety of careers in the entertainment industry and beyond: theater, film, television, industrial trade shows, and event management.

If you have good organizational skills, strong communication and people skills, and a belief in the importance of the theatrical art form in society, our program can help you develop your leadership potential.


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