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Theatre Design

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Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in theatre design.

Description of Program

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.

Requirements for Major

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

Credits

 

Required Design Courses in Theatre Arts

Credits

THEA 3

Acting I

3

 

THEA 33

Mechanical Drafting

3

THEA 5

Readings in Theatre

3

 

THEA 62

Stagecraft II

4

THEA 30

Stagecraft I (including lab)

4

 

THEA 63

Intro to Design

3

THEA 31

Costuming (including lab)

4

 

*THEA 124

Technical Practicum

4-6

THEA 32

Makeup

3

 

THEA 150

Sound Design for the Theatre

3

THEA 103

Directing I

3

 

THEA 161

Scene Design

3

THEA 120

Theatre History I

3

 

THEA 162

Stage Lighting

3

THEA 121

Theatre History II

3

 

THEA 163

CAD for the Theatre

3

THEA 124

Tech Practicum (scene or costume)

1

 

THEA 165-169

Projects in Theatre (seniors)

1-3

THEA 160

Stage Management

3

 

THEA 182

Seminar in Advanced Design

3

THEA 190

Senior Capstone

1

 

THEA 183

Scene Painting, (including lab)

3

       

THEA 184

Costume Design

3

 

Total

31

   

Total

36

             

Required Support Courses in Art and Design:

ART 15

Drawing I

3

       

ART 75 or 76

Themes in Art History

3

       
 

Elective Courses in Art and Design

9

       
 

Total

15

       
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