BFA On Campus

Technical Production and Management

Temple University

48 months
31440 USD/year
31440 USD/year
18168 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Learn the art of stagecraft with the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Production and Management in Temple University's School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. 


Develop the creative and practical skills needed to manage technical areas of theatrical production. You’ll prepare for a career in theater production management, stage management and technical production. 

About this Program

Through this curriculum from Temple University, students gain insight into several areas relevant to theater, including

  • production management,
  • stage management,
  • technical direction and
  • various design disciplines.

The Technical Production and Management BFA caps at 12 students per year, which assures the availability of real-world production work for students during Temple’s theater season. You’ll gain the practical knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to pursue a career or master’s degree after graduation. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Design Drafting;
  • Design;
  • Lighting, Sound, and Video Technology;
  • Production Practicum;
  • Stagecraft;
  • Stage Management;
  • Structural Design for the Stage;
    • Technical Direction for the Theater;
    • Theater Management;
    • Theater Safety and Management;
    • The Job Market.

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 48 months

    Start dates & application deadlines




    123 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    English requirements

    We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    1. Portfolio: This may mean different things to different applicants. The portfolio should be in .jpeg or .pdf format:

    • A Technical Direction student should show process photos, draftings, budgets and production photos.
    • A Stage Management student should show a prompt book, blocking notes, reports, schedules and production photos.
    • A Production Management student should show schedules, budgets, reports and production photos.

    2. Letter of Recommendation: Please provide one letter of recommendation from a professional with whom you have worked in the theater.

    3. Goals Statement: Please provide a short statement of intent regarding your career goals. As this program is specifically designed to train Technical Directors, Stage Managers and Production Managers, please discuss where you see yourself working in the professional world.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      31440 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 31440 USD per year during 48 months.
    • National

      31440 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 31440 USD per year during 48 months.
    • In-State

      18168 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 18168 USD per year during 48 months.

    Living costs for Philadelphia

    1313 - 2284 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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