BFA in Stage Management

There is one person backstage during every production that follows every detail of the process from beginning to end -- the stage manager. The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University has created a curriculum specifically for people aspiring to this position.

The program blends classroom experience with practical problem solving needed to execute flawless rehearsals and performances. In the professional theatre, the stage manager does more than call cues. Duties include notating stage movement and scene tempos; organizing a master schedule; providing daily communication between the director and designers; and ensuring each production area runs on schedule.

The Stage Management program is unique to the Conservatory and no more than five students are accepted into the first year. Upon graduation, 100 percent of the students are placed in jobs.

Points of Distinction

  • Practical experience is available working with our partners the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, which are located on campus and perform at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts.
  • The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Dance St. Louis collaborate with Webster on curriculum and productions.
  • Webster is the only American university that has a partnership with the internationally acclaimed Vienna Academy of Fine Art.
  • Unique opportunities to study abroad at our campuses in Geneva, Switzerland; London, United Kingdom; Vienna, Austria; Leiden, the Netherlands; and Thailand and China.

Degree Requirements

This degree has 87 required credit hours ,12 general education credit hours and 29 elective credit hours.

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