Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts: Design/Technology
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Design/Technology is a pre-professional degree program designed to prepare students for entry-level design and technology related positions in the professional theatre and related fields. Entrance into the BFA Design program is through the jury process. Students may jury into the program upon arrival, or when juries are held at the end of each semester. Successful BFA Design students will experience all areas of design and production through studio courses, and are expected to realize their work through significant roles on departmental productions each semester.
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SAMPLE Course Sequence
|THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum||1||THA 3303/4/5, Principles of Scen./Light./Cost.||3|
|THA 2302, Principles of Acting||3||ART 1303, Drawing I||3|
|THA 2303, Theatre Appreciation (majors)||3||US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310)||3|
|THA 2305, Elements of Theatrical Design||3||Mathematics/Logic Required Course||3|
|Oral Communication Required Course||3||Soc. & Behav. Sciences Required Course||3|
|US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310)||3|
|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.||3|
|THA 2306 or 4336 or 4337||3||THA 4335, Topics in Theatre Design||3|
|THA 3351, Theatre in the Community||3||*Required BFA Elective(s)||1|
|*Required BFA Elective(s)||3||ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric||3|
|ENGL 1301, Ess. of Coll. Rhetoric||3||Mathematics/Logic Required Course||3|
|THA 3306, WildWind Performance Lab||3|
|THA 3307, WildWind Performance Lab||3|
|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||3|
|THA 4300, Script Analysis||3||THA 4303, Playwriting||3|
|THA 4310, Cost. Des. or 4319, Sound Des.||3||THA 4309, Scene Des. or 4311, Light Des.||3|
|THA 2306 or 4336 or 4337||3||*Required BFA Elective(s)||3|
|POLS 1301, Amer. Government, Org.||3||POLS 2302, Amer. Public Policy||3|
|THA 3104, Adv. House Mgmt. Practicum||1||THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum||1|
|THA 3308, History of Theatre I||3||**THA 3100, Adv. Activities: Stage Mgmt.||1|
|THA 4000, Design Study||1||THA 3309, History of Theatre II||3|
|THA 4310, Cost. Des. or 4319, Sound Des.||3||*Required BFA Elective(s)||3|
|ART 2304, Drawing II||3||Life & Physical Sciences with Lab||4|
|Life & Physical Sciences with Lab||4||Language, Philosophy, & Culture Course||3|
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.