Minor in Theatre Design & Production

Department of Theatre & Drama

The Department of Theatre & Drama offers a minor in Design & Production to eligible U-M students. Students currently enrolled in a Theatre & Drama degree program or Interarts are not eligible.


The Minor in Design & Production requires a minimum of 18 credits. Students will choose one of the five D&P tracks (scenic design, lighting design, costume design, stage management, production) and confine their studies to that area. Click here to see the full curriculum.

How To Apply

Students interested in this program must take two classes listed in their area of interest to become eligible for this program. Students must develop a plan for the minor in consultation with an advisor in the Design & Production Program.

Please send inquiries regarding the SMTD application process to To learn more about SMTD, sign up for an Information Session.


Tiffany Trent Chair
Daniel Cantor acting, directing
José Casas playwriting
Antonio Cuyler arts management
Antonio Disla performance, African-American drama
Jess Fialko production and lighting
Jake Hooker theatre history, community engagement
Amy E. Hughes theatre history
Holly Hughes performance art
Foster Johns voice and speech, acting
Kevin Judge scenic design
Tzveta Kassabova movement
Priscilla Lindsay acting, directing
Ashley Lucas, theatre for social change
Rob Murphy scenic and lighting design
Christianne Myers, costume design
Mbala Nkanga world performance, theatre studies
Sarah M. Oliver costume technology and design
Geoff Packard acting, directing, playwriting
Emilio Rodriquez playwriting
Ari Solotoff arts management
Christina Traister acting, stage combat
Malcolm Tulip acting, directing, movement
Nancy Uffner stage management
Christopher Vergara resident designer
Samantha White  arts management, guest director


Enoch Brater dramatic literature
Laura Brinker, costumes
Patrick Drone properties
Andy Kirshner Interarts performance
Petra Kuppers performance studies
Jeffrey Kuras arts management
Richard Lindsay technical theatre
Henry Reynolds sound design

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance teaches you to be a great human being…where, every day, you are surrounded by other artists who inspire you.

James Wolk, BFA ’07 (acting) TV: Mad Men, Happy Endings, Political Animals, Shameless, and The Crazy Ones