BFA in Theatre: Specialization in Design/Technical

BFA in Theatre: Specialization in Design/Technical

Our Design/Technical Theatre students know exactly what it means to say “The show must go on”. Whether your passion is scene design, lighting design, costume design, or stage management, you can get the experience that you need starting on day one.

Our four mainstage shows every year are a great place to begin – but after that, there’s also our black box productions, student run shows, extra curricular events, and more. You can even collaborate on projects with The Film School, to diversify your experience and get competitive for the professional world. None of our performances can happen without you: get ready to make some real magic behind the scenes.

The BFA in Theatre (Design/Technical Specialization) requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 80 credits in major requirements, and 4 credits in designated electives. The program of study is provided as follows.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements: 36 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: 80 credits ARTH 1001 History of World Art I (4 credits)

ARTH 1002 History of World Art II (4 credits)

THEA 1020 Principles of Theatre Design (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 2067 Rehearsal & Production I: Sophomore (4 credits)

THEA 2068 Rehearsal & Production II: Sophomore (4 credits)

THEA 3028 Costume Design I (4 credits)

THEA 3029 Stage Management (4 credits)

THEA 3068 Rehearsal & Production II: Junior (4 credits)

THEA 3078 Theatre History (4 credits)

THEA 3600 Special Topics in Theatre (2 credits)

THEA 4066 Theatre Business and Career Planning (4 credits)

THEA 4091 Portfolio Review (2 credits)

THEA 4250 Advanced Technical Theatre Production I (4 credits)

THEA 4251 Advanced Technical Theatre Production II (4 credits)

THEA 4915 Theatre Internship (4 credits)
Choose one of the following courses:

Designated Electives: 4 credits

THEA 3030 Production Design II (4 credits)

THEA 3067 Rehearsal & Production I: Junior (4 credits)

THEA 3600 Special Topics in Theatre (2 credits)

THEA 4029 Draping & Pattern Making (4 credits)

THEA 4030 Production Design III (4 credits)

THEA 4067 Rehearsal & Production I: Senior (4 credits)

THEA 4068 Rehearsal & Production II: Senior (4 credits)

THEA 4250 Advanced Technical Theatre Production I (4 credits)

THEA 4251 Advanced Technical Theatre Production II (4 credits)
BFA Theatre Candidates are encouraged to take 18 credits each semester for a total of 144 credits in order to develop skills at a level that will prepare them for competing in the real world of professional technical theatre. The courses below are suggested as electives in addition to the major requirements.
Suggested Design Tech Electives:

Optional Electives: 1?24 credits

Any course listed as a designated elective and not taken

ARTS,PHOT, FILM, GRDN XXXX Studio/Rendering (4 credits)

ARTS 1101 Drawing Lab I (4 credits)

ARTS 1201 Beginning Painting (4 credits)

ARTS 1301 Mixed Media Sculpture (4 credits)

GRDN 1050 Digital Image Making (4 credits)

GRDN 1100 Graphic Design I (4 credits)

PHOT 1008 Beginning Photography (4 credits)