The 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 120-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.
Graduates of the program are working at NBC, on Broadway, in regional theatre, and on national tours.
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
Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 grade point average or 82 to 85) and an average SAT of 1000 (Math & Critical Reading combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
Additional Admission Requirements
Students must interview for admission to the B.F.A. in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Design and Production. Applicants will be notified of departmental admissions decisions by the early spring. Mid-year transfer students are contacted individually. All B.F.A. candidates must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in the major.
To interview for the Theatre Arts Program with a concentration in Design and Production:
Apply to LIU Post
Call 516-299-2353 to schedule an interview.
Portfolio is encouraged, but not required. Individual interviews are scheduled throughout the year.
Design and Production Opportunities for Majors
Design and production opportunities are available for majors each semester. Speak with the Post Theatre Company Manager regarding available positions, as design needs differ according to the season’s productions.