BFA in Design/Technical Prod Application

Application Deadlines

Submission Deadline – April 15, 2025

Applications are reviewed as they are submitted. We are planning to attend several thespian festivals and events, including the Texas Thespian Festival, Moonifieds, Unified Auditions in Chicago, Nebraska Thespian Festival, and the 2024 and 2025 International Thespian Festivals. We will be reviewing portfolios and meeting with students, so look for us at these events!

If you want us to do a workshop at your high school, let us know.

Questions should be directed to the Admissions Coordinator.

Application Steps

  1. Apply for admission to the Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln for full scholarship consideration (apply early).
  2. Submit the following items via Accepted by the April 15 deadline: All students are considered for scholarships.
    • Short essay. Topic: Why do you want to pursue a major in Design/Technical Production?
    • Submit a résumé detailing: 1) Paid employment and volunteer work, 2) Theatre and film work, etc., 3) Clubs, organizations, extra-curricular activities, band, music and other creative work, 4) Computer software you’ve worked with, 5) Special recognitions, honors and awards, and 6) anything else you would like to include.
    • Two reference letters (one-page letters).
    • Transfer students should submit electronic photocopies of college transcripts (unofficial is okay).
    • Provide 4-6 digital image samples of creative work, which can include the following:
      1. Photographs of productions you’ve worked on or designed
      2. Artistic work, including photographs, sculpture, drawings, paintings, etc.
      3. Drafting or technical drawings
      4. Lighting designers, sound designers and stage managers should include a few example pages from prompt books
      5. Costume designers should include renderings with fabric swatches
      6. Set designers should include renderings and/or models

We may also contact you for an interview and campus visit. Questions about the Design/Technical Production program, application guidelines or application materials should be directed to the Admissions Coordinator (402/472-2453 or