Undergraduate Programs

BFA Theatre, Design and Technical Production Concentration

a student arranging equipment on stageThe BFA Design and Technical Production concentration at The University of Alabama is a rigorous program designed to prepare talented and highly disciplined students for work in professional theatre.  It offers competitive training in a collaborative environment.  In addition to the required core theatre courses, the comprehensive curriculum includes all areas of design and technical production.

Beginning in their first year, students may be considered for a wide variety of production opportunities, including mainstage productions in the Marian Gallaway Theatre and MFA student directed productions in the Allen Bales Theatre. 

Admission & Retention Process

Admission to the BFA Design and Technical Production concentration is by portfolio review and interview only.  Students must both fill out an application form for the Design and Technical Production concentration and apply to The University of Alabama.  There are two Audition/Interview Days on campus each year, one in December and one in January.  Individual interviews can also be arranged.  If admitted, students will be notified no later than December 1 or February 1, respectively.  Once accepted into the program, continuance in the BFA Design and Technical Production concentration is contingent on an annual “end of year” evaluation by members of the Design and Technical Production faculty.


Please visit the design/technical production interviews page for up to date, detailed information on the audition/interview process.

For more information, please contact one of the following faculty members:

a student and faculty member discussing a costume

Director of Costume Design and Production

Donna Meester
dmeester@ua.edu / 205-348-9032

Director of Lighting Design, Sound Design, and Technology

Matt Reynolds
mcreynolds1@ua.edu / 205-348-8032

Director of Scenic Design

Andy Fitch
afitch@ua.edu / 205-348-3842

Director of Stage Management

Dominic Yeager
dmyeager@ua.edu / 205-348-3844

Director of Technical Production

F. Randy deCelle
rdecelle@ua.edu / 205-348-6253

Head of Technical Production (BFA)
Dominic Yeager: dmyeager@ua.edu / 205-348-3844

Head of Technical Production (MFA)
F. Randy deCelle: rdecelle@ua.edu / 205-348-6253


Have any questions? Visit our FAQ page.


Read details about the curriculum on our BFA Design and Technical Production Curriculum page.