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What is Scenic Technology?

Scenic Technology is a concentration within Theatre. Our program provides both classroom and practical instruction that will prepare you for any type of production. Students gain hands-on experience in theatre, musical theatre, opera, and dance performances. As a student, you can work as deck chief, a member of the stage run crew, or a head fly person. You can even be a master carpenter or assistant technical director. Students must submit a portfolio before being accepted into this major.

Career Options

  • Event production
  • Shop supervision
  • Stage production
  • Technical direction
  • Theatrical technology
  • Touring

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

56% employed after graduation

31% attending graduate school

$50,503 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Arc Worldwide, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Solstice View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

26 - 31 ACT score

1170 - 1350 SAT score

3.12 - 3.65 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

94% freshman retention rate

60% four-year graduation rate

70% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476

International

  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350
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