Design/Technology/Stage Management

Why study design, technology and stage management at Missouri State?

  • In this program, you will receive superior technical training that will give you a competitive edge when looking for professional work.
  • Numerous production opportunities, including departmental and Tent Theatre productions, will help you build your resume and portfolio.
  • Working professionally is encouraged, allowing you to practice your skills, to network and to create future career opportunities.

Professional preparation for every production

This program will provide you with intensive in-class training so that you are ready for any future opportunity. You will develop a greater understanding of the complete workings of production by taking courses in a vast array of areas:

Costume Design

Costume construction



Lighting design

Set design


Stage management

Sound design

Technical Direction

When you graduate you will have a professional portfolio along with an extensive resume featuring the work you have done during your time in the program.

Career options

After graduation, you will be equipped to work in many different and exciting avenues of stage production including:

  • Concerts
  • Live performance venues 
  • International tours
  • National tours
  • Professional design and construction shops
  • Regional theatre