May 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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William Pierson, Associate Professor of Theatre
Ruebush Hall, Room 122, (540) 665-4534, [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:

  • design, develop and complete collaborative projects appropriate to their discipline and career goals;
  • demonstrate an ability to analyze dramatic literature and its performance/production in cultural and historical contexts; and
  • conceive and execute design and production work on fully produced theatrical productions.

Course and Credit Requirements


1st year – Fall


Total: 14.5 credits


Total: 15.5 credits


2nd year – Fall


Total: 16.5 credits


2nd year – Spring


Total: 16.5 credits


3rd year – Fall


Total: 16 credits


Total: 16 credits


4th year – Fall


Total: 13 credits


4th year – Spring


  • Credit(s): 4 *
  • Ethical Reasoning Region Elective Credit(s): 3 
  • Social and Behavioral Science Region Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Open Elective(s) Credit(s): 3

Total: 13 credits


Degree Total: 121 credits


*Minimum grade of “C” required.

+Theatre Design and Production Elective – Select one from: THDP 132 Theatrical Stage Makeup, THDP 210 Stage Management I , THDP 310 Stage Management II , THDP 321 Special Topics in Production, THDP 331 Special Topics in Costuming, THDP 360 Theatre Sound, THDP 410 Production Management,  THDP 460  Sound Design and Effects, THDP 490 Production Collaboration and THDP 491 Theatre Design and Production Internship.

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

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