Nov 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Theatre Design and Production, Lighting Design Emphasis (B.F.A.)


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Andrew Carson, Assistant Professor of Theatre
Ruebush Hall, Room 124, (540) 665-4558, [email protected]

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Production curriculum is designed for the talented artist who wishes to prepare for a professional career in theatre design and production. The curriculum provides a balance of academic theatre studies with practical production experience as well as a strong base of liberal arts studies, which will enable students to think and perform creatively, and communicate effectively both as theatre professionals and as members of a global society.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Production will be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to develop their design and production work and see it realized through the collaboration of the production team on fully produced theatrical productions;
  • develop a portfolio, resume, and website that will enable the graduate to showcase their individual design and production work; and
  • demonstrate an ability to analyze dramatic literature and its performance/production in cultural and historical contexts.

Course and Credit Requirements


1st year – Fall


Total: 16.5 credits


1st year – Spring


Total: 15 credits


2nd year – Fall


Total: 15 credits


2nd year – Spring


Total: 14 credits


3rd year – Fall


Total: 14.5 credits


3rd year – Spring


Total: 15 credits


4th year – Fall


Total: 15.5 credits


4th year – Spring


Total: 15 credits


Degree Total: 120.5 credits


*Minimum grade of “C” required.

#Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Production curriculum, Lighting Design emphasis, must participate in productions as assigned. A minimum of four successful completions are required.

+Theatre Design and Production Electives – Select two from: TH 207 Stage Management I , TH 225 Costume Rendering , TH 230 Costume Construction , TH 241 Advanced Stage Makeup , TH 310 Stage Management II , TH 316 Scenic Art , TH 323 Script Writing , TH 330 Pattern Drafting , TH 353 History of Fashion I , TH 354 History of Fashion II , TH 412 Technical Direction , TH 415 Advanced Scenic Design , TH 420  Sound Design and Effects and TH 430 Advanced Costume Design . 

(ALT) Offered on alternating schedule; consult with advisor.

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