Theatre Major, Production and Design Concentration (B.F.A.)

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Production & Design provides rigorous training with an intensive focus in theatrical design, production and technology, with areas of focus including scenic, costume and lighting design/technology, as well as stage management. The program is based in the Department of Theatre & Dance. For further information, go to: BFA Production and Design. (note: All Theatre & Dance majors must pass yearly juries/portfolio reviews and faculty evaluations for continuation in the programs.)

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Core Requirements
Foundation 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
Course must be completed a minimum of 8 times.8
Rehearsal and Production: BFA Production and Design
Supportive Coursework
ARHT 105Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture3
ARHT 106Modern Visions 1400-19453
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
or THTR 480 Concept and Collaboration in Theatre
THTR 440Senior Seminar: Production and Design2
Area of Specialization
Select 36 credits from the list (see below)36
Total Credits89

Area of Specialization

For specialization in one or more approved areas. See department for list.

ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting3
ARDW 201Life Drawing, Beginning I3
ARTX 201Culture and Appearance3
ARTX 150Fundamentals of Makeup for Beauty and Fashion3
ARTX 151Advanced Principles and Techniques of Makeup for Fashion and Beauty3
ARTX 152Professional Level Challenges in Makeup Artistry3
ARTX 320Dress and Fashion History, Prehistory to 18003
ARTX 321Dress and Fashion History, from 1800 to Today3
ARTX 422Apparel Design: Draping3
ARTX 426Apparel Design: Flat Pattern3
ECON 202Economics and Finance for Business Minors3
ENTR 201The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation3
ENTR 301Creating Your Startup Business Model3
ENTR 302Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup3
INBS 250Introduction to International Business3
INFO 301Business Decision Making3
MGMT 231Management Processes3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
THTR 105Acting I3
THTR 139Stage Make-Up1-3
THTR 160Drawing and Rendering I: Theatre3
THTR 175Theatre in Performance3
THTR 239Advanced Stage Make-Up3
THTR 246Drafting II: Theatre3
THTR 247Scenic Painting (up to 6 credits)3
THTR 250Advanced Theatre Technology3
THTR 252Scene Design I3
THTR 253Theatrical Sound Design3
THTR 254Costume Design I3
THTR 256Stage Management II3
THTR 258Lighting Design I3
THTR 260Drawing and Rendering II: Theatre3
THTR 261Digital Rendering for Theatre/Performance Design3
THTR 262Visual Media Design and Technology for Live Performance3
or DNCE 362 Digital Technologies and Dance
THTR 270Advanced Costume Construction (up to 9 credits)3
THTR 272Costume Crafts (up to 9 credits)3
THTR 273Fabric Dyeing and Painting3
THTR 345Scene Design II3
THTR 346Costume Design II3
THTR 347Lighting Design II3
THTR 348Advanced Theatrical Sound Design3
THTR 350Technical Direction3
THTR 354Topics in Technical Theatre (up to 9 credits)3
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 442Theatrical Model Making3
THTR 445Advanced Scenography Studio1.5
THTR 490Theatre Cooperative Education Experience (up to 16 credits)4-16
TVDM 277Audio Production for Film/Digital Media3
TVDM 373MIDI and Digital Music Production3
TVDM 377Sound Analysis and Design3
TVDM 477Sound Design for Film3