Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts: Design

SAMPLE Course Sequence

First Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1 THA 3303/4/5, Principles of Scen./Light./Cost.  3
THA 2302, Principles of Acting ART 1303, Drawing I 3
THA 2303, Theatre Appreciation (majors)  US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310)
THA 2305, Elements of Theatrical Design  Mathematics/Logic Required Course
Oral Communication Required Course  Soc. & Behav. Sciences Required Course
US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310)  3    
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15

 

Second Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
THA 3303/4/5, Principles of Scen./Light./Cost. 3 THA 3303/4/5, Principles of Scen./Light./Cost. 3
THA 2101, Stage Makeup  1 THA 4309, Scene Des. or 4311, Light Des.
THA 2306 or 4336 or 4337  THA 4335, Topics in Theatre Design 
THA 3351, Theatre in the Community  *Required BFA Elective(s) 
*Required BFA Elective(s)  ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric
ENGL 1301, Ess. of Coll. Rhetoric  Mathematics/Logic Required Course 
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

 

Summer

Course Hours
THA 3306, WildWind Performance Lab
THA 3307, WildWind Performance Lab
TOTAL 6

 

Third Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1 THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1
THA 4208, Professional Career Mgmt. 2 THA 4302, Stage Directing Methods 
THA 4300, Script Analysis THA 4303, Playwriting 
THA 4310, Cost. Des. or 4319, Sound Des.  THA 4309, Scene Des. or 4311, Light Des.
THA 2306 or 4336 or 4337  *Required BFA Elective(s) 
POLS 1301, Amer. Government, Org.  POLS 2302, Amer. Public Policy 
TOTAL 15  TOTAL 16

 

Fourth Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
THA 3104, Adv. House Mgmt. Practicum  THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 
THA 3308, History of Theatre I  **THA 3100, Adv. Activities: Stage Mgmt. 
THA 4000, Design Study  THA 3309, History of Theatre II
THA 4310, Cost. Des. or 4319, Sound Des.  *Required BFA Elective(s) 
ART 2304, Drawing II  Life & Physical Sciences with Lab 
Life & Physical Sciences with Lab  Language, Philosophy, & Culture Course 
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15

 

Total program hours—130 minimum

*10 hours of electives must be taken from the following: TH A 3100, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3208, 4000, 4303, 4308, 4309, 4310, 4311, 4319, 4335, 4336, 4337, 4340; ADM 3312; AGSM 2303; ART 1302, 2303, 3323; ARTH 1301, 2302; or PHYS 1406.

Many of the above courses are repeatable for credit. Please see head of area for approved substitutions.

**TH A 3100, Advanced Theatre Activities: Stage Management, should be taken during the semester a student is stage managing a Lab or Mainstage theatre production.