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Directing / Stage Management


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

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About Directing / Stage Management

Directing / Stage Management concentration students not only learn about the skills needed to become a successful directors and stage managers, they also learn the basics to acting, design, and tech so that they can be well rounded in their field of work. Students may receive the opportunity to work on one of the two main stage shows in the Adler and Sharp Theaters to earn even more hands on experience.

Classes you can take:

Stage Management, Producing the Play, Directing, Advanced Directing, Acting, Lighting, Set and Costume Design and Craft of Costume, Theater Practicum, Production Workshop, Voice & Movement, Choreography, Advanced Lighting Design, Producing the Play

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Career Opportunities

Directing / Stage Management students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be well prepared for graduate work and positions as technicians in the professional theater world. Recent graduates are pursuing graduate work at Yale University School of Drama.

Sample Job Titles

Job Title
Producers and Directors

* 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

All Ramapo Theater Productions are stage managed by our students. You will have the opportunity to work in The Sharp Theater, a 338 proscenium theater, or the Adler theater, a flexible black box space. You will also have the opportunity to assist faculty and guest directors.

Most Directing/Stage Management students participate in internships at the foremost regional and summer theaters in the country including: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Berkshire Theater Festival and Weston Playhouse.