Bring performances to life. Prepare for an exciting career as a stage manager, technical director, or production designer. Specialize in costumes, lighting, scenic, or sound design. Learn from working professionals in both classroom and real-life production settings.
BFA in Performance Production
What Will You Learn as A Performance Production Major at Cornish?
Learn what it takes to build a production from the idea to a reality. Collaborate with faculty mentors and fellow students across disciplines throughout the production process.
Master your specific discipline and gain hands-on experience. Choose from our six concentrations:
- Costume Design
- Lighting Design
- Scenic Design
- Sound Design
- Stage Management
- Technical Direction
Become a well-rounded artist ready to work in production. Develop your communication and management skills. Blend historical and theoretical knowledge with new technologies.
Learn more about our BFA degree requirements and review our model programs/advising worksheets below in Explore Your Major.
Explore Performance Production Concentrations
Performance Production department
Performance Production Faculty + Staff
Denise Martel (preferred name, Geeg)
Associate Professor of Costume Design
Associate Professor of Scenic Design
Assistant Professor of Stage Management
Instructor of Scenic Painting | Paint & Stage Properties Supervisor
Instructor, Sound Design
Instructor, Theater History
Instructor of Lighting Design
Faculty Emeriti | Performance Production
Karen Gjelsteen, Professor Emerita | 1980 – 2013
John Kendall Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Performance Production | 1989 – 2019