Hi! I am a rising high school junior, and I am considering applying for a technical theatre major. However, because I recently made this decision, I have limited experience. How much experience is necessary to get accepted into a technical theatre program (most likely one that focuses on stage management)?
How should I approach preparing my portfolio? If it should consist of selections from different prompt books, how many pages should it be? If I change my mind and decide to apply for a Theatrical Design major, how many works should I include? Would it be a bad idea to include many pieces of art that I made in my fine arts and graphic design classes?
I study visual arts at my high school, and as of now, I have a 3.8 GPA, have assistant stage managed one production at my high school. Next year, I will be assistant stage managing the fall play, taking courses in set design and construction, prop design and construction, scenic painting, costume design, hopefully doing tech work for local theatres and taking three AP/IB courses.