Design and tech opportunities abound for concentrators and non-concentrators alike, not only in the course offerings (which include all aspects of design and production), but also by serving as design and production staff for the various department sponsored productions.
The department relies heavily on students for all of its productions, including the mainstage Sock and Buskin Season, dance concerts, and a myriad of special performance events throughout the year. Additionally, the Brownbrokers musical produced by the Department every other year, is fully designed and technically run by students, with mentoring by the department's production staff.
Outside of the TAPS season, Rites and Reasons Theatre also provides many student design and tech opportunities. There are also a myriad of student performance groups which are always looking for students interested in design and becoming involved in the technical aspects of their productions.