The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management prepares the student for a career as a professional stage manager. Program requirements are a combination of classes and experiential learning. The department works hand in hand with Syracuse Stage to provide a learning environment that emulates the professional world of the stage manager. First-year stage management students participate behind the scenes as production assistants. From the second year on, the students participate as assistant stage managers and production stage managers for main stage and Black Box Theatre productions. Advanced students may qualify for internships with Syracuse Stage productions and stage management departments that allow them to work as production assistants on professional productions.