Tech and Design Certificate

Tech and Design Certificate

The Tech and Design certificate offers hands-on training in scenic and costume design, audio and video production, stage management, and much more. Along the way, students learn how to conceive, design, build, and manage arts-based productions from start to finish.

Our program collaborates with Performing ArtsMedia StudiesFilm StudiesArt+Architecture, and Physics and Astronomy. Students can tap into faculty expertise and resources from a variety of disciplines, like the electronics lab, 2D and 3D studios, and costume shop.

Who can apply?

The certificate is available to USF students. Currently enrolled students of any major are welcome to participate.


Alison Collins '17My career is going towards stage management. The Tech and Design certificate has helped immensely — it helped me understand the technical aspects of what goes into a live performance and allowed me to test my skills with lighting, carpentry, and design for sets, costumes, lights, and sound. I loved producing and making things in class that I could later take home or use in a portfolio. My favorite thing was the ability to work with professionals in the field, including technical designers and a costume designer who works all over the bay area."