Production Managerial Arts

Production Managerial Arts

This immersive program will equip students with the skills to build sets and performance environments in theatre, film, TV, and live events.

Working in small groups in the scenic construction workshop, students will learn how to create the worlds of performance alongside industry professionals. Students will study timber and metal fabrication, rigging, mechanics, drafting, computer-aided design and stage machinery. Students will design and realize their own projects for specific staging challenges, working as construction manager on various in-house productions.

Production Managerial Art students work on all LIHSA productions learning everything needed to create a successful production alongside industry professionals and master artists.

Students will leave LIHSA with a robust skillset, valuable industry connections and confidence about their future in live events, theatre, and film.

Courses include: 

  • Production Design
  • Model Making & Small Electronics
  • Scars, Aging, & Makeup
  • Scenic Construction
  • Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Lighting & Sound Design
  • Computer Modeling

Instructors are phenomenal and very supportive. Colleges and universities know the school; I found out representatives attended performances and knew of me before I applied to their programs.


Alumni Success

Making an Impact

Brian Strumwasser taking a photo with a student
Group of dancers performing on stage
He has worked the fashion industry, film, television, runway shows, and has published work in magazines such as People, Vanity Fair, and Women’s Wear Daily. He has been involved as a makeup artist with numerous Broadway shows, including: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, A Bronx Tale, The Crucible, Cabaret, Anastasia, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Disney’s Aladdin and Disney’s The Lion King

About Brian Strumwasser, class of ’04

Brian Strumwasser is a New York based visual artist who also works in film, print, and Broadway as a makeup artist and hair stylist.

The rapidly evolving global economy demands a dynamic and creative workforce. The arts and its related businesses are responsible for billions of dollars in cultural exports for this country. It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts.

Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation

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