PRODUCTION STUDIES MAJOR

WELCOME!

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in the Clemson University Department of Performing Arts and our Production Studies in Performing Arts degree. If you would like to pursue your passion for the arts, study with an engaged and outstanding faculty, and take advantage of one the finest performing arts facilities in the United States, we invite you to Clemson University!

Sincerely,

David Hartmann

Chair, Department of Performing Arts

THE MAJOR

The Production Studies in Performing Arts Bachelor of Arts degree is a nationally distinctive program that will prepare you for a career in many aspects of the arts. The curriculum offers separate concentrations in music, theatre, and audio technology. Classes combine studies in performance, technology, production, theory, and history into a unified program of study. In addition to discipline-specific concentrations, all performing arts students at Clemson take core classes within the major that give each student the tools to be successful in a wide variety of performing arts professions. You will also choose from more than 70 minors and select elective courses tailored to your individual interests.

Our faculty are dedicated to a hands-on experiential education and our students participate in undergraduate research projects and off-campus opportunities that give them professional experience and introduce them to multi-disciplinary studies. A culture of performance excellence and small classes makes each student a vital partner in the educational process. Using the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts as a living arts laboratory, we welcome students seeking a unique program of study in the performing arts.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PRODUCTIONS STUDIES

IN PERFORMING ARTS DEGREE?

ACTOR • ACOUSTIC ENGINEER • ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE • ARTS ADMINISTRATOR • ARTS JOURNALIST OR CRITIC • ARTS MANAGER • ARTS MARKETER • AUDIO ENGINEER • BOX OFFICE MANAGER • CARILLONNEUR • CHURCH MUSIC DIRECTOR • CHURCH ORGANIST • COMPOSER • COSTUME DESIGNER/COSTUMER • EVENTS COORDINATOR • FESTIVAL COORDINATOR • FILM TECHNICIAN • FREELANCE MUSICIAN • HOUSE MANAGER • LIGHTING DESIGNER • LIGHTING SALES EXECUTIVE • LIVE MUSIC TECHNICIAN • MUSIC TEACHER • PLAYWRIGHT/SCREENWRITER • PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR • RECORDING ENGINEER • RIGGER • MUSIC SALES EXECUTIVE • SCENIC DESIGNER • SOUND DESIGNER • SOUND SALES EXECUTIVE • SOUND TECHNICIAN • STAGE DIRECTOR • STAGE MANAGER • TECHNICAL DIRECTOR • THEATRE TECHNICIAN • TOURISM MANAGER • TOURING PRODUCTION SPECIALIST • ...and so much more

 

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