Design and Technology B.F.A.
Students interested in the B.F.A. in Design and Technology have the option to concentrate on the following areas:
Sound Design(Recommended academic plan)
Our B.F.A. programs are designed to help students prepare for direct entry into the professional world or graduate school. Those accepted into our B.F.A. programs embark on a rigorous four-year course of specialized study.
"When looking at colleges, the Penn State School of Theatre was one of the few places where I felt like I could have intensive theatre training and a true 'traditional' college experience at the same time. The faculty have tons of experience and connections to share, and were truly invested in furthering my career in theatre to a professional level. I now work (too much!) in New York City as an audio engineer and sound designer." - Stephanie Riddle, BFA Design and Technology, Sound Emphasis Graduate
Penn State also provides students with the opportunity to attain a broad-based liberal arts education. All Penn State students take classes in arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural science, writing/speaking, health and physical activity, and quantification to fulfill the General Education requirements.
Penn State's BFA program has the largest student chapter in USITT and takes a group of students to the annual conference every year with financial support from UPAC and the School of Theatre. They also perform outreach services for local high schools by holding a yearly conference on our campus where our students teach dozens of high school designers and technicians new skills in design and technology in our shops and theatres.