Why Study Technical Production?

    You are passionate about theatre. You are creative, talented, and enjoy collaborating with others. In the Technical Production Concentration, you will learn to think critically and create designs that support productions that address the current issues in our society. You will be actively engaged in our productions learning the practical skills needed to execute your ideas.

    Why Study Technical Production at MMC?

    You will receive strong conservatory training in a robust theatre program while getting a well-rounded college experience. You will develop a pre-professional design process that integrates disciplines from across the College. Experience everything New York City offers as the center of the entertainment industry. You will learn from faculty members who are working as professional designers. Our design and technology course sequence builds a thorough design process incorporating technical skills, theatre history, and practical experience. Our inclusive and diverse student body have opportunities to study with New York theatre professionals, design mainstage productions, establish professional contacts, participate in a one-on-one mentorship, and obtain internships with some of New York’s major theatre designers, theatres, television studios, and film companies.

    What You Will Learn

    • You’ll learn the crafts and skills needed to support the scenic, lighting, and sound areas of production.
    • You’ll learn to use the tools and equipment needed to execute the designs.
    • You’ll have the opportunity to head the crew in your area of study for a production in the Theresa Lang Theatre.
    • You’ll develop computer drawing skills to execute designs.
    • You’ll develop a professional portfolio for a career in the entertainment industry or for application to graduate school.
    • Through coursework and experiential participation in mounted production opportunities, you will learn visual and technical analysis, and research skills needed to plan the execution of designs in your area of interest.

    Program Highlights

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    Right from the start, you will have a combination of classroom, interactive, and mentorship experiences that will prepare you for projects in our Bordeau Box Theatre by the end of your first year. With faculty guidance, you’ll move from the Box to the Main Stage at a pace that’s right for you.
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    Let New York City become your playground. You’ll have the opportunity to shadow Broadway stage managers during performances and start growing your network; stage manage our off-site productions in locations throughout Manhattan; and intern at some of NYC’s best theatre companies.
    Along with guiding you through program requirements, your faculty advisor will work with you to tailor your academic schedule and offer opportunities on productions that fit your individual interests.

     

     

    Careers and Outcomes

    Marymount Manhattan College theatre alumni are working on Broadway, off-Broadway, in television, in film, at regional theaters, and everywhere in between. Many of our students also go on to graduate schools across the country and around the world.

    Productions and Companies

    • Broadway
      • Hamilton
      • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
      • Kinky Boots
      • Slave Play
      • Tina! The Tina Turner Musical
    • Off-Broadway and Regional Theaters
      • The Civilians
      • Lincoln Center
      • The Public Theater
      • Repertorio Español
    • National Tours
    • Film and Television

    careers

    • Artistic Director, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
    • Arts Manager, Cooper Hewitt Museum
    • Associate Producer, Project Runway All Stars
    • Casting Director, Fox Casting
    • Creative Arts Therapist, Kings County Hospital
    • General Management Coordinator, The Public Theatre
    • Vice President of Editorial and Creative, Media Management Group

    The Theresa Lang Theatre

    No matter your major or concentration, Theatre Arts students have the opportunity to learn, design, work, and perform in the College’s 250-seat theatre. From our intimate J. William Bordeau Box Theatre to the Great Hall, MMC has a range of performance spaces serving the Theatre Arts program.

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