Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design

Discover your passion in lighting, sound design, stage management, costuming, or some combination of the above. We can help you find your future profession in behind-the-scenes magic.

The BA track is designed for a student who wants to minor in another subject – so imagine yourself with a degree in theatre design, plus a minor in sound design from our music department. Or, how a studio arts minor could enhance your abilities as a set designer. Arts Management makes a perfect combination for the future stage managers of the world. No matter what your perfect combination is, we can help you find it – and then help you make it a reality, with the experience you need to get started in the real world.

The BA in Theatre Design requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 44 credits in major requirements, 8 credits in designated electives,and 32 credits in either a designated minor or unrestricted electives. The program of study is provided as follows.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements: 36 credits

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

  • FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits)
  • SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits)

Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits)

Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits)

Options for all courses change on a semester basis – check the Registrar for this semester’s core classes and academic catalog.

Major Requirements: 44 credits ARTS 1101 Drawing Lab I (4 credits)

THEA 1021 Stage Management (2 credits)

THEA 1022 Basic Stage Lighting (2 credits)

THEA 1023 Costuming (2 credits)

THEA 1024 Stagecraft I (2 credits)

THEA 1025 Drafting for the Theatre (4 credits)

THEA 2025 History of Costume and Décor (4 credits)

THEA 2026 Scene Design I (4 credits)

THEA 2027 Lighting Design I (4 credits)

THEA 3028 Costume Design I (4 credits)

THEA 3029 Stage Management (4 credits)

THEA 3040 Period Styles (4 credits)

THEA 3078 Theatre History (4 credits)

THEA 4066 Theatre Business (4 credits)

Designated Electives: 8 credits

  • Choose 8 credits in upper-division THEA electives

Choose one of the following options:

Unrestricted Electives: 4 credits

  • Complete a 24-credit minor in a chosen discipline combined with 8 additional credits of unrestricted electives
  • Complete 32 credits of unrestricted electives