Performance ProductionBring performances to life. Prepare for an exciting career as a stage manager 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. Develop your communication and management skills. Blend historical and theoretical knowledge with new technologies.
Choose from our five concentrations:
- Costume Design
- Lighting Design
- Scenic Design
- Sound Design
- Stage Management
Learn more about our BFA degree requirements and review our model programs/advising worksheets below in Explore Your Major.
Cornish Stories: Performance Production
My education at Cornish gave me a wide range of experience that has proved invaluable in the professional theatre world … all the work I’ve gotten since graduating has been thanks to connections made while attending Cornish.Shelby Choo (PP ’16)
Explore Performance Production Concentrations
And, most importantly, I found my passion. I found the one thing in this world I was meant to do. The thing that energizes me, that forces me to keep a notebook next to my bed so I can write down the ideas that come all night instead of sleep.Kendra Lee (PP ’15), 2015 Commencement speaker
Performance Production Faculty + Staff
Art | Performance Production | Theater
Art, Theater, and Performance Production
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 of Lighting Design
Faculty Emeriti | Performance Production
Karen Gjelsteen, Professor Emerita | 1980 – 2013
John Kendall Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Performance Production | 1989 – 2019