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Is it necessary to have previous training or experience in backstage/stagecraft?

No, but it is necessary to be enthusiastic about learning backstage craft.

What kinds of careers are available in Technical Design and Production? /What can I do with a technical theatre degree?

Attain jobs in all areas of entertainment production and design: Front of the House, Running Crew, Construction Crew, Costume Construction, Seamstress, Fashion Designer, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Sound Design, Audio Engineering and more!

Why choose the TDP department? /What makes this program unique?

  1. Our TEAM approach. The central foundation of our program is TEAM DESIGN.  This concept – developed by the Ellington TDP department – is the ability to merge a group of people with complimentary skills who are committed to a common purpose for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.  This process unifies these various technical components—scenic, lights, sound, costume and management.
  2. Our “SCHOOL/WORK” HOURS. A normal work call-day for technical students can be from 8:00am – 11:00pm.  This field is time-consuming and demanding.


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