About the Concentration in Immersive Design
Learn to mix lighting, video, sound, scenic, and wardrobe to become a designer who can work anywhere, and one who can tell a story with design that completely immerses audiences in your world.
At Northern Vermont University, our performances are all-encompassing. Our audience sits on stage with us or walks freely through the set as actors perform. This is the future of immersive theater, and with a bachelor of arts in Performance, Arts, and Technology and a concentration in Immersive Design, you’ll be prepared to design for contemporary performances — whether they’re at conferences, festivals, or traditional venues.
A Hands-On Focus
To prepare you for a theater career, faculty won’t run your shows — you will. At NVU, students write, direct, and design their own sets. When the curtain goes up on opening night, you and your peers will be in the light or sound booth, standing in the wings directing traffic, or managing from behind-the-scenes. By coordinating every aspect of a theater production, you will enter the world of professional theater and already know how to run the show.
Your two senior capstone courses will prepare you for your career beyond NVU. In the first capstone, you will build your portfolio by single-handedly designing and completing a project in any one, or a combination of, our concentrations. In the second, you will master important aspects of the theater profession — including audition preparation, resume and portfolio creation, interview skills, and self-promotion and branding.