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Stage Management

Stage Management
A stage manager looks on during a rehearsal.

Set the stage for your theatre career

The Stage Management degree program offers a blend of training in the management, design and technical aspects of theatre. It simulates the professional experience and process of stage managers — teaching you to communicate with personnel and manage all areas of production​.

Participate in The Theatre School’s productions as assistant stage manager or stage manager and complete a professional internship to gain first-hand knowledge of the roles of managerial staff in the theatre industry.

At DePaul, you’ll learn from industry professionals, including designers, artists and technicians, both in the classroom and through production work.



  • Costume Design
  • Lighting Technology
  • Scenery
  • Sound Design
  • Stage Direction
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Stage Managers
  • Survey of Art, Architecture, Fashion and Furniture
  • Technical Drawing
  • Theatre Management

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Stage management
  • Lighting design
  • Technical production
  • Theatre administration
  • Scenic design
  • Education

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