Design & Production

Sound boardUnder the guidance of working professionals, theatre design and production students focus not only on the studio/classroom coursework, but also receive hands-on individualized training in all aspects of theatre design: costumes, lighting, scenery and sound.

Each design and production student must complete a practicum every semester, where theory is put into practice in key positions in the departmental productions. Various opportunities exist for assisting faculty designers and learning through independent study design experiences.

Graduates of the design and production sequence may continue with advanced training on the professional or graduate level, or immediately pursue careers in design, technology, or theatre education.

B.F.A. - Design & Production Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • See General Education
  • Foundation Courses (9)
  • Distribution Courses (11)

Departmental Core Requirements

  • THR 103 - Introduction to the Theatre
  • THR 104 - Fundamentals of Production
  • THR 411, 412 - History and Literature of Theatre I and II
  • Three advised electives  

Design/Production Emphasis                                  

  • THR 337 - Scene Design I                                                                                                      
  • THR 339 - Lighting Design                                                
  • THR 331 - Costume Design                                                
  • THR 445 - Advanced Studio Design  
  • FAA 344, 345 - History of Décor and Fashion I & II   
  • Eight practiums (one credit each)
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Choice of:

  • THR 107 - Acting Foundation I - or - THR 108   Acting Foundations II
  • THR 413 - History and Literature of Theatre III - or - THR 414   American Theatre and Drama
  • Three advised electives

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