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Scenic Technology

College of Fine & Applied Arts

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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

Graduation & Retention2

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: $13,858
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $15,952
  • Total: $33,818

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $31,308
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $51,608

International

  • Tuition: $32,198
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $52,498
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