Home to the visual and performing arts at Syracuse, VPA supports the creative process and professional development. The College is divided into six areas: the School of Art; the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies; the School of Design; the Department of Drama; the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music; and the Department of Transmedia.
CoursesSample courses for stage management majors include:
- Introduction to Design for the Theater
- Practicum in Stage Lighting
- Practicum in Theater Sound
- Stage Management: Performance Techniques
- Stage Management Rehearsal Techniques
- Stage Management: Communication and Collaboration
Practical ExperienceImmerse yourself in the Tepper Semester--a unique residency program in New York City that nurtures your creative, intellectual, and personal growth. Intensify your artistic training and deepen your understanding of the business side of stage management while living in New York’s Theater District and attending classes on Theatre Row.
Study AbroadAs a stage management major, you will have the opportunity to spend a semester immersed in the theater world of London, where you can participate in an exchange program with Rose Bruford College. You can also take advantage of study abroad opportunities in Florence, Italy.
Life After Syracuse UniversityAs a College of Visual and Performing Arts graduate with a major in stage management, you can explore such careers as:
- Arts administrator
- Creative director
- Event coordinator
- Set designer
- Stage manager
- Industrial trade show manager