Visual and Performing Arts

Technical Theatre—Minor

You’re not one to just sit in the audience; you’re fascinated by props, music, costumes, and lighting. The backstage is calling—answer it with a Technical Theatre minor (FATT). Learn the basics of stagecraft, from theatre design and costuming to stage lighting and electrics, then put your studies into practice by crewing and designing for live stage productions. Michigan Tech offers a mix of theory and hands-on practice you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Apart from technical studies in design and stagecraft, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses in career development and professional presentation—both of which will directly prepare you for a career after graduation. 

  • Develop your skills through real, live performances at our Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and traditional black box McArdle Theatre. 

  • The Technical Theatre minor is for more than Visual and Performing arts majors; it’s a practical and innovative complement to engineering, computer science, and other technological degree programs.