The stage manager is responsible for managing the rehearsal process of a production and acting as the liaison between the rehearsal process and the members of the production team.

In many cases, the stage manager is the one person working on a production who is responsible for coordination between all areas of a production. The stage manager is responsible for scheduling rehearsals and production meetings; tracking of blocking, props, scenic, and lighting changes; and a lengthy list of other duties. Working with the director, designers, and other members of the production, the stage manager plays a significant role in bringing a production together as a whole.

In addition to meeting  General Education requirements and other degree requirements,  all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors concentrating in stage management must complete the following requirements (96.5 credits). ACT 1250 (freshman year) and ACT 2100 may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the BFA.

Freshman Year: 25 credits

The freshman year requirements are the same for all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors.

Sophomore Year: 27 credits

Junior Year: 23 credits

Senior Year: 22 credits