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B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design and Production

Two students on scaffoldsThe Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Design and Production is a pre-professional degree that combines a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of theatre with concentrations in costume, scenic, lighting or sound design; technical production; and stage management.

The B.F.A. gives you the artistic, intellectual and technical groundwork necessary for a professional life in the theatre and for further specialization through graduate studies. The 129-credit curriculum includes pre-professional training, study of theatre history and literature, and a wide range of liberal arts courses. This is a process-based, hands-on degree. With strong personal mentoring in your area of specialization, you will make practical application of your training through substantial participation in productions of the Post Theatre Company.

Students gain hands-on experience at professional facilities on campus, including the Little Theatre and the Costume and Scene Shops.

Qualities that Set Our Program Apart

  • Work with design and production professionals from your first day on campus
  • A small program focused on your individual development and success
  • Opportunities to participate in stage productions early in your study
  • Internships and work opportunities both on and off campus
  • Work directly with designers and directors from New York City as fully participating members of a production team


Lee DumasLee Dumas
B.F.A. in Theatre Arts (Production & Design)
Class of 2012

Lee Dumas (2012) graduated from the Production & Design concentration in the Theatre Arts BFA in the Department of Theatre, Film, Dance, & Arts Management. My education at LIU Post provided me with exciting and valuable experiences. In the summer of 2010, I interned at the Texas Shakespeare Theatre in wardrobe and costumes. Back at LIU Post for the 2010-11 academic year, I was the assistant wardrobe supervisor for the Post Theatre Company. In the summer of 2011 and again in 2012, I interned at the prestigious Glimmerglass Opera Company. I have accepted a full-time position in wardrobe at the Hartford Stage Company beginning in the fall of 2012.


Christopher CatalanoChristopher Catalano
B.F.A. in Theatre Arts (Production & Design)
Class of 2013

Christopher Catalano is a student in the Production & Design concentration in the Theatre Arts B.F.A. program in the Department of Theatre, Film, Dance, & Arts Management.

Chris spent last summer (2011) as a lighting technician at the Woodstock Playhouse where he proved invaluable, according to the directors there. He subsequently served as the Lighting Designer for LIU Post's Kennedy Center award-winning production of Re-membering Antigone and was in charge of remounting the production at the International New Wave Festival in Valleyfield, Quebec. He was invited back to the Woodstock Playhouse in summer 2012 to serve as Master Electrician.

Chris will also serve as Master Electrician for our first Fall 2012 production, and has already started work at NBC as a lighting technician, where he will very likely have a full-time job upon graduation.

He is in many ways the face of the kind of hands-on experiential learning in our Production and Design program that starts with practical work in the department and the LIU Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and finally moves to outside venues under the supervision of our staff.

Chris says that "my work experience has helped me meet and network with many different people in the industry. My work experience has also helped me in taking the skills I learn at school and in class and applying them to real life applications."