MajorDesign and Technical Theatre

Wichita State's award-winning Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) theatre program will equip you with a firm foundation of knowledge and practical skills for a successful theatre career. You'll enjoy personalized training with acclaimed professionals and virtually countless opportunities to showcase your talent on campus and throughout Kansas' center of arts and culture.

Learn how design and technical theatre is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Internship expands theater major's skills, confidence

Students pursuing a major in design and technical theatre will work behind the scenes to help others shine.

Payton Dickerson, a technical and theatre design major, learned first-hand the benefits of a summer internship, working as a junior cutter and draper for the production of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Trollwood Performing Arts School in Minnesota.

Her days were filled with cutting and building costumes for cast members, as well as helping dress the cast, assist with quick changes and make last-minute repairs.


The BFA in design and technical theatre consists of 85 credit hours. You'll take courses in acting, directing, makeup, stage lighting, scene design and more. And you'll also choose from a number of theatre electives based on your interests and career goals.


From local productions to Broadway, a degree in theatre from Wichita State's College of Fine Arts equips students with the skills, connections and confidence for careers in TV, film and the stage.

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