Bachelor of Arts in Design and Technology for Performance

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Technology for Performance combines contemporary professional training in costume, lighting and scenic design with practical experience in bringing those designs to reality, preparing students for professional careers or graduate study in design and technology for the broad spectrum of performance.

A solid design and technology core set of classes, state-of-the-art training facilities, hands-on experience, and outstanding faculty and staff are strengths of the B.F.A. program in Design and Technology for Performance. 

 

Credit
Hours
1.     Courses outside the major, University requirements:
  a.   Thirty-four credit hours from courses offered by Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences including the Core Curriculum (see Fine Arts graduation requirements):
• Writing and Speaking (9 credit hours)
• Mathematics (3 credit hours)
• Physical and Natural Sciences (7 credit hours)
• Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
• Humanities (6 credit hours)
• Foreign Language (3 credit hours)
34
  b.   Electives chosen from any field; may include THEA and DANC courses. 5
      Subtotal 39
2. Courses in the B.F.A. Design and Technology for Performance major
  a.   Twenty-one credit hours: Departmental Design B.F.A. requirements
• THEA 105 Theatre Appreciation
• THEA 130 Acting I
• THEA 345 Theatre History I
• THEA 346 Theatre History II
• THEA 403 Directing I
• THEA 446 Theories of Theatre
• DANC 462 Dance History I -or- DANC 463 Dance History II -or- DANC 464 Dance History III
21
  b.   Thirty-three credit hours:
• THEA 192 Stagecraft I
• THEA 194 Introduction to Costuming for Performance and New Media
• THEA 196 Introduction to Stage Lighting
• THEA 292 Rendering for Stage, Screen, and New Media
• THEA 366 Stage Management
• THEA 367 Stage Management Production Laboratory
• THEA 370 2D Computer-Aided Drafting for Design
• THEA 387 Design History and Styles for Performance and New Media
• THEA 392 Introduction to Scenic Design for Performance and New Media
• THEA 394 Costume Design for Performance and New Media
• THEA 396 Lighting Design I
• THEA 474 Production Performance (taken every semester)
• THEA 498 Design Seminar
33
Subtotal 54
3.     Electives
      Electives from Theatre and Dance 9
Subtotal 9
4. Concentrations (choose one):
a. Costumes
• THEA 304 Make-Up Design for Performance and New Media
• THEA 314 Pattern Development
• THEA 334 History of Fashion and Costumes
• THEA 398 Costume Techniques
• THEA 481 Costume Design and Technology Project
• THEA 494 Advanced Costume Design for Performance and New Media
b. Lighting
• THEA 296 Lighting Methods and Equipment
• THEA 371 Digital Imagery and Production
• THEA 397 Sound for Performance
• THEA 470 3D Modeling and Visualization for Design
• THEA 486 Lighting Design II
• THEA 488 Lighting Design and Technology Project
c. Scenic
• THEA 371 Digital Imagery and Production
• THEA 390 Scenic Painting for Stage and Screen
• THEA 470 3D Modeling and Visualization for Design
• THEA 472 Prop Design and Construction
• THEA 482 Scene Design and Technology Project
• THEA 492 Advanced Scene Design for Performance and New Media
Subtotal 18
    Degree Total 120

 

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