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Theatre Design and Technology

The Design and Technology program at UNC combines the best of practical application and applied theory, and consists of multiple tracks within the program that gives each student the ability to build an education tailored to his or her personal needs and aspirations.

Our students have access to a state-of-the-art design lab, as well as superior technical equipment in all the theatres that maximizes the designing potential for each space.

In addition to the numerous production opportunities available throughout the academic year, the Theatre Design and Technology program also fosters professional development through our resident summer theatre, The Little Theatre of the Rockies. Each summer, this professional summer stock company produces five additional productions with a company consisting of industry professionals and advanced students, providing our majors with a remarkable learning environment and real-world, practical experience.

Admission and Interviews

Admission to the Design and Technology program requires successful completion of an interview.

Interview Information

Success Stories

If I could tell the other design tech students one thing, it would be to be passionate about what you are doing. If you love what you are doing, then it will never feel like work. Theatre is not just a job; it’s a way of life.

Naomi Gold (BA '17)

 Read about Naomi's recent national lighting design award

Naomi Gold, Lighting Design Alum

Faculty & Staff

The Design and Technology program at the University of Northern Colorado is made up of 9 full and part time faculty and staff consisting of designers and technicians representing all aspects of technical theatre. This group, along with 65-75 Design and Technology majors, produces 10-19 productions in four theatre spaces each academic year. This gives ample opportunities for students and faculty alike to design and work technically on several projects a semester.

J. David Blatt, Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

J. David Blatt

Scenic Design

Patty Cleary, Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

Patty Cleary

Costume Shop Manager

Brian Hapcic, Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

Brian Hapcic

Lighting Design

Brandon Ingold, Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

Brandon Ingold

Technical Director

Terry Kattner, Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

Terry Kattner

Scene Shop Coordinator

Kaya Pederson, Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

Kaya Pederson


Ranae Selmeyer, Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

Ranae Selmeyer

Scenic Artist

Heidi Swanson, Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

Heidi Swanson


Anne Toewe, Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

Anne M. Toewe

Head of Design and Technology; Costume Designer