Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in theatre design.
The theatre design and technology program provides students with a solid theatre education experience. Students take a series of design and support courses in all theatrical technology areas. Scene painting, stage lighting, theatre organization and management, and CAD courses are many of the courses available to design and technology majors. The program also stresses active involvement in all aspects of technology work outside the classroom. Design students serve as assistants to faculty designers and are given the opportunity to design main stage productions.
The BFA degree in theatre design requires a total of 124 credits. A minimum of 65 credit hours in theatre arts coursework; however, a maximum of 76 theatre credits will be accepted for the degree. Drake Curriculum requirements are also needed (see below).
Theatre Arts Core Requirement
Required Design Courses in Theatre Arts
Readings in Theatre
Stagecraft I (including lab)
Intro to Design
Costuming (including lab)
Sound Design for the Theatre
Theatre History I
Theatre History II
CAD for the Theatre
Tech Practicum (scene or costume)
Projects in Theatre (seniors)
Seminar in Advanced Design
Scene Painting, (including lab)
Required Support Courses in Art and Design:
Survey of Art History II
Elective Courses in Art and Design
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