BFA - Design/Theatre Technology Major
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN THEATRE – DESIGN/TECHNOLOGY
Upon graduation, the BFA in Design/Technology is expected to have acquired the skills necessary for: (a) entry into a graduate program of design and technical production, (b) entry level requirements for work in the commercial theatre, or (c) meeting the requirements for involvement in related fields such as film and television production (e.g., costuming, makeup, set decoration, properties, painting, construction, and so on). To meet these goals, a program of study is divided into distinct but closely related areas, each directed toward the ever-increasing involvement of the designer and technician in the producing, conceptualizing, and staging of the theatrical piece. The successful completion of a core program of classes, along with more concentrated production assignments geared toward specialization in costume, lighting, scenic, sound design and technical production is expected.
Seniors in the BFA in Design/Tech program present their final portfolios as part of the Senior Showcase, with the possibility of qualifying for department funding to participate in the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA) National Unified Auditions and Interviews.
The learning outcomes of the BFA in Design/Technology are as follows:
• The student will acquire a knowledge and appreciation of costume design and construction, lighting design and technology, sound design and technology, and scene design and stagecraft.
• The student will be afforded the opportunity for research and artistic creation in the design and technology aspects of theatre in production settings.
• The student will develop basic design skills in, rendering, drawing, painting, and research.
• The Student will develop technical skills in technical theatre such as, carpentry, scene painting, electrics and costuming.
• The student will acquire knowledge of federal and local health and safety codes and practices.
68-75 Hour Major - no minor required
- All students wishing to advance in the program must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the BFA program.
- All students must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher within the BFA program.
- All students wishing to advance in level will be required to successfully complete an annual jury as arranged by department faculty.
Total credits required for graduation:.....120
General Education:Total credits...............48
Major requirements: Total credits......68-75
Department Core Requirements:
|TH/DA 105||Rehearsal & Production I (1 credit x 2 semesters)||2|
|TH/DA 305||Rehearsal & Production II (1 credit x 6 semesters)||6|
|TH/DA 498||BFA Project||2|
|TH 218 or
|Acting I or
Acting for the Non-Major
(Optional only for Dance & Design-Tech emphasis)
|TH 231 or
|Stagecraft I or
Theories of Music in Culture
|TH 251 or
|Costume Construction or
Theory Skills and Analysis for Musical Theatre
DA 280 or
Movement Analysis or
|DA 330 or
TH 385 or
|Choreography I or
Directing I or
Musical Theatre Score Study
|TH 490 or
|Theatre History I or
DESIGN / THEATRE TECHNOLOGY OPTION:
|TH 265||Drawing for the Theatre||3|
|TH 350||Stage Lighting I||3|
|TH 351||Costume Design I||3|
|TH 361||Scene Painting||3|
|TH 371||Scenic Design I||3|
|TH 375||Theatre Management||3|
|TH 386||Sound Design||3|
|TH 395||Period & Style||3|
|TH 495||Theatre History II||3|
Select 6 Credits from:
|TH 331||Stagecraft II||3|
|TH 450||Stage Lighting II||3|
|TH 451||Costume Design II||3|
|TH 471||Scenic Design II||3|
Open Electives for Design/Tech Option.................4
(preferably in art, art history, clothing & textiles, computer science, or engineering)