Central to the training is exposure to a variety of collaborative practices including live performance, film, dance, themed entertainment, immersive environments, as well as social and civic entrepreneurship.
The Program is designed to train flexible, highly skilled professionals who can understand and adapt to the shifting technologies necessary for a theater artist working across a multiplicity of professional arenas. The training is intended to lay the foundation for future exploration into the métier(s) of one’s choice, and to pave the pathway to a rich and varied career.
Students may specialize in one or more of the following areas: Costume Design, Experience Design/Themed Entertainment, Lighting Design, Scene Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, and Technical Direction.
Please note: All first-year BFA Experience Design and Production students complete a year of general foundation studies before they concentrate their work in an individual specialization. BFA transfer applicants are asked to choose an individual specialization within Experience Design and Production when applying to CalArts.