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Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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William Ingham, Associate Professor of Theatre
Ruebush Hall, Room 120, (540) 545-7233,

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: 16 credits

2nd year – Fall

Total: 15.5 credits

2nd year – Spring

Total: 15.5 credits

Total: 14.5 credits

3rd year – Spring

Total: 17 credits

4th year – Fall

  • TH Theatre Design and Production Elective Credit(s): 3 +
  • Credit(s): 0.5
  • The Nature of Science Elective Credit(s): 3 (Domain 4 )
  • Open Elective(s) Credit(s): 6

Total: 12.5 credits

4th year – Spring

Total: 13 credits

Degree Total: 120.5 credits

*Minimum grade of “C” required.

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

+Theatre Design and Production Electives – Select two from: TH 219 Graphic Arts for Design  Graphic Arts for Design, TH 225 Costume Rendering  Costume Rendering, TH 230 Costume Construction  Costume Construction, TH 241 Advanced Stage Makeup  Advanced Stage Makeup, TH 312 Advanced Stage Craft  Advanced Stage Craft, TH 316 Scenic Art  Scenic Art, TH 318 CAD for the Stage  CAD for the Stage, TH 319 Computer Rendering  Computer Rendering, TH 330 Pattern Drafting  Pattern Drafting, TH 353 History of Fashion I  History of Fashion I, TH 354 History of Fashion II  History of Fashion II, TH 411 Advanced Lighting Design  Lighting Design II, TH 412 Technical Direction  Technical Direction, TH 415 Advanced Scenic Design  Scenic Design II, and TH 430 Advanced Costume Design  Costume Design II. 

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

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