Dec 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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,

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: 13.5 credits

1st year – Spring

Total: 18 credits

Total: 16.5 credits

2nd year – Spring

Total: 16.5 credits

3rd year – Fall

Total: 16 credits

Total: 16 credits

4th year – Fall

  • Credit(s): 4 *
  • THDP Theatre Design and Production Elective Credit(s): 3 +
  • Natural Sciences Region Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Social and Behavioral Science Region Elective Credit(s): 3

Total: 13 credits

4th year – Spring

Total: 13 credits

Degree Total: 122.5 credits

*Minimum grade of “C” required.

+Theatre Design and Production Electives – Select two from: 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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