Theatre - Design, Technology, and Management Concentration (B.F.A.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements19
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements90
Free Electives8-2
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Foundational Coursework
THTR 135Drafting I: Theatre3
THTR 140Introduction to Design for Theatre3
THTR 151Stagecraft: Production and Design3
THTR 152Basic Lighting Technologies for Theatre3
THTR 153Costume Construction I3
THTR 154Basic Sound Technologies for Live Performance1
THTR 155Stage Management3
THTR 208Drama in Text3
Complete THTR 205 for a total of 8 credits.8
Rehearsal and Production: BFA Production and Design
Supportive Coursework
THTR 210Theatre History: Early World3
THTR 211Theater History: Modern World3
THTR 234History of Style: Pre-History to Elizabethan3
THTR 235History of Style II: Restoration to Present3
THTR 330Play Direction I3
THTR 440Senior Seminar: Design, Tech, Management3
VIST 105Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture3
VIST 106Modern Visions 1400-19453
Complete 9-18 credits from the following:9-18
Stage Make-Up
Scene Design I
Theatrical Sound Design
Costume Design I
Lighting Design I
Projection Design and Technology for Live Performance
Area(s) of Specialization
Complete 18-27 credits of elective coursework from the list below to create one or more cohesive specializations.27-18
Total Credits90

Specialization Courses

THTR 105Acting I3
THTR 138Fundamentals of Makeup for Beauty and Fashion3
THTR 160Drawing and Rendering I: Theatre3
THTR 175Theatre in Performance3
THTR 239Advanced Stage Make-Up3
THTR 240Advanced Principles and Techniques of Makeup for Fashion and Beauty3
THTR 241Professional Level Challenges in Makeup Artistry3
THTR 244Theatrical Model Making3
THTR 246Drafting II: Theatre3
THTR 247Scenic Painting3
THTR 248Stage Properties: Production and Management3
THTR 250Advanced Theatre Technology3
THTR 256Stage Management II3
THTR 257Entertainment Management3
THTR 260Drawing and Rendering II: Theatre3
THTR 261Digital Rendering for Theatre/Performance Design3
THTR 270Advanced Costume Construction3
THTR 272Costume Crafts3
THTR 273Fabric Dyeing and Painting3
THTR 345Scene Design II3
THTR 346Costume Design II3
THTR 347Lighting Design II3
THTR 348Advanced Theatrical Sound Design3
THTR 349Advanced Projection Design and Technology for Live Performance3
THTR 350Technical Direction3
THTR 354Special Topics in Technical Theatre3
THTR 357Advanced Lighting Technologies3
THTR 366Stage Technique: Combat3
THTR 381Theatre Administration and Audience Development3
THTR 382Contracts and Law in Theatre3
THTR 385Production Management3
THTR 403Independent Study1-3
THTR 432Special Topics in Theatre1-3
THTR 445Advanced Scenography Studio1.5
THTR 490Theatre Cooperative Education Experience4-16
ARTX 320Dress and Fashion History, Prehistory to 17903
ARTX 321Dress and Fashion History, from 1800 to Today3
ARTX 422Apparel Design: Draping3
ARTX 426Apparel Design: Flat Pattern3
FMTV 277Audio Production for Film/Digital Media3
FMTV 373MIDI and Digital Music Production3
FMTV 377Sound Analysis and Design3
FMTV 477Sound Design for Film3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences
Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture (Fulfilled in the major.)
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
Total Credits19

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.


First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
THTR 1353THTR 153 or 1513
THTR 151 or 1533THTR 154 or 1521
THTR 152 or 1543THTR 2083
THTR 1553THTR 2051
THTR 2051Area of Specialization course3
 17 17
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3
THTR 2051THTR 2051
VIST 1053VIST 1063
Area of Specialization course3Area of Specialization course3
Area of Specialization course3Area of Specialization course3
Area of Specialization course3Area of Specialization course3
 16 16
Third Year
World Language 1World Language 23
THTR 2051THTR 2051
THTR 2103THTR 2113
THTR 2343THTR 2353
THTR 330 or 4803Area of Specialization course3
Area of Specialization course3 
 13 13
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
World Cultures3THTR 2051
THTR 2051Area of Specialization course3
THTR 4403Area of Specialization course3
Area of Specialization course3Free Elective2
Free Elective3 
 16 12
Total Credits 120