Design and Technical Theatre

Technical Theater at Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University’s award-winning Theatre Program provides students with knowledge and experience in scenic and stage lighting design techniques. Students develop the skills and abilities needed to solve technical problems and successfully mount stage productions. Courses offer hands-on experience in mechanical and architectural drafting, scale-model building, computer-aided drafting, and construction and scene painting techniques, as well as stage management skills. First experiences in Design and Technical Theatre courses are practical and active, with opportunities to play a part in the mounting of major, faculty-directed productions, as well as student-directed productions and concerts.

Our faculty is committed to the value of hands-on, active learning, and you are encouraged to become involved in many aspects of theatre production from your very first semester. 

Franklin Pierce is a member of the American College Theatre Festival Association, and our productions have regularly been honored to be chosen for performance at regional festivals. In 2003 Professor Robert Lawson’s original musical, "…but the rain is full of ghosts," was chosen for presentation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Additionally, our students also have the opportunity to participate in internships at regional professional theaters, such as the Peterborough Players.

Technical Theater at Franklin Pierce University

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Franklin Pierce University
College at Rindge Admissions Office
(800) 437-0048