UConn is now among the country’s premier schools, on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in design and technical theatre. As well as teaching here at the university, our faculty designers and technical directors are active working professionals (members of the United Scenic Artists Local #829). They have worked and continue to work On- and Off-Broadway, in film & television, and at some of our country’s most prestigious regional repertory theatres and opera house. In addition, the University’s physical location, close to New York City, allows for an active interchange with many other exciting designers who live and work in the area. Both undergraduate and graduate students benefit from a combination of outstanding classroom instruction and practical work with the productions of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre. As such, student designers and technical directors have the opportunity to work both with faculty designers and TDs and other guest professionals from New York, Chicago and other centers of regional theatre.