Production & Design Studio

Cast on stage during the performance

The Rover, Fall 2023 production | Photographer Justin Chauncey

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    Production and Design Studio

    The Production and Design (P&D) Studio in the Tisch Drama Department trains undergraduate theater makers in design and stage management. The P&D studio prioritizes a collaborative and bold approach to theater storytelling. Students in P&D receive conservatory-style training in their chosen discipline, which includes scenic, costume, lighting, sound design, and stage management. Concurrently, students gain a broader education in the liberal arts courses offered at NYU.

All students graduate from our program with a BFA in Theater. This practical training is foundational for a career in theater and beyond. 

The P&D studio nurtures the art of design and management in live performance and prepares students to become thinkers who will advance theater making. This preparation is achieved through a diverse and balanced curriculum centered on critical thinking, rigorous research, dynamic collaboration, and comprehensive design and management development. 

Innovation, interrogation and investigation are pillars of the P&D studio. We use them to encourage students' passions and help them graduate as creative forces ready to join the world stage. 

Recent photographs of departmental productions above. Photographs by Justin Chauncey

About The Studio

  • Curriculum

    P&D team on the cantor stage in front of the set for Rent 2024

    What will you study in the Production and Design Studio? Find out more about P&D's program and courses here.

  • Faculty & Staff

    Production & Design Studio

    Who will teach and inspire you in the Production and Design Studio? Find out more about faculty and staff

  • Alumni

    Production & Design Studio Alumni

    What are Production and Design Studio alumni up to? Find out more about graduate accomplishments.