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« on: Jun 24, 2007, 09:17 pm »
Well usually what i see on this board is reccomendations for colleges near peoples hometown but what i would like to know is what are the best colleges in the nation, and what are good sm colleges on the west coast? thatnk you in advance [:


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« Reply #1 on: Jun 24, 2007, 10:16 pm »
I know UC Irvine has a very unique and excellent MFA stage management program for MFA don't know about BFA.  However what's less important than a great stage management program (stage management is as much about as the practical experience as the classroom setting) is making sure you will get the experience you need.  It may be the best theatre school in the country but if they don't let underclassmen stage manage until their senior year might as well go to a different school.  But thats just the small private liberal arts school in me talking.  Find a school that fits you and has a lot of opportunities for underclassmen, also try not to obtain too much college debt because a stage management career is not a career you want a 100,000 debt depending on. 
However that's just my opinion I'm sure there are more experienced people on this than me. 


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« Reply #2 on: Jun 24, 2007, 11:16 pm »
What's the best program?

Who knows?

What you need to ask is what do I need to become a better stage manager and then research which programs will can address your needs.  It's impossible to say what stage management college is the best . . . there are different styles, different programs, different goals and objectives.

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