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Design / Technical Theater


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

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About Design / Technical Theater

The Design / Technical Theater concentration engages students in the collaborative process of designing and creating scenery, costumes, lighting, projections, and sound. You will not only learn inside the classroom but through direct experience on our four mainstage productions and through internship opportunities.

Classes you can take:

Costume, Set and Lighting Design classes, Stagecraft, Craft of Costume, Scenic Art, Drafting for Theater and Television, Theater Practicum, Producing the Play.

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Career Opportunities

Design / Technical Theater students will develop skills and knowledge that will prepare them for graduate work at M.F.A. programs, such as Rutgers/ Mason Gross School of the Arts and University of Wisconsin/Madison.

Sample Job Titles

Job Title
Art and Design Workers
Art Directors
Craft Artists
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
Set and Exhibit Designers

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

You will be encouraged and expected to assume responsible positions as designers or technicians on productions to gain hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed on collaboration with other artistic members of a production as well as how the visual and aural aspects of production support the production and the director’s concept.

Students who have reached a level of accomplishment may have the opportunity to design a show at Ramapo.

Internships are encouraged and many Design / Technical Theater students complete an internship at professional theaters. With our proximity to New York City and Broadway, Ramapo students have a variety of world class opportunities to participate in productions.