This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.
In addition to developing a foundation in theatre – its history and the process of creating -- this specialization focuses on training students to acquire the necessary technical skills used in theatre production including scenery, costuming, lighting, sound, properties, stage management and technical direction. This tract fosters a passion for design, storytelling, behind-the-scenes experience and collaborative process.
A minor is not required with this major.
The B.F.A. consists of Theatre Core Courses; Technology, Design, & Production Core Courses; and Directed Electives
Requirements (65 credits):
All students choosing to pursue a BFA in Theatre with a Specialization in Design, Technology, and Production must interview for the Department of Theatre to enroll. The interview process is an opportunity to demonstrate an adequate proficiency to craft. For more details about the interview process, please see the Theatre Department website.
If a student chooses to pursue the BFA in Theatre with a Specialization in Design, Technology, and Production, and has not yet successfully competed the interview, their degree program will be listed as pre-BFA Theatre.
Theatre Core (27 credits):
and 3 credits of:
As part of the core, B.F.A. students will take TH 115 for a total of 3 credits.
TH 115 can be worth 1 or 2 credits, depending on the production role. Whenever possible, students will be assigned to different production roles to gain a well-rounded experience. For example, a student may be assigned to help paint scenery one semester and assist with lighting in another. With each play production, students will learn and refine new skills related to theatre production.
Technology, Design, & Production Core (30 credits):
Both TH 117 (Lighting) and TH 121 (Costuming) must be taken as part of the B.F.A. with Specialization in Technology, Design, & Performance.
and 3 credits from the following:
Directed Electives (8 credits):
Chosen from other theatre courses or from courses in related fields in consultation with faculty advisor.
Total Credit Hours: 65