2020-2021 Catalog

Major: Theatre Design and Technology, B.F.A. (1009), 60 Credits

 

General Education: 42 Credits; Major: 60 Credits; Elective Credits: 18 Credits

The B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology is an intensive 60 credit program focusing on classroom theory and practical application. Prospective students for the B.F.A. must not only satisfy the academic requirements for acceptance to the college, but must give strong evidence of professional promise as demonstrated by an interview and portfolio presentation. The program usually requires a three-year residency at the college. Continuation in the B.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology program is based on the students’ progress and potential. All B.F.A. students are evaluated each year according to the following criteria:

  • Maintenance of a 2.8 cumulative or better G.P.A. in all course work and a 3.0 G.P.A. in the major.
  • Participation in year-end portfolio reviews.
  • Active participation which demonstrates leadership ability in all Design Practicum courses.

Learning Outcomes for the Majors in Theatre Design and Technology (B.F.A)

Upon completing the Theatre Design and Technology major, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills of visual and dramatic analysis.

  • Demonstrate the technical and construction skills needed to plan and execute their designs.

  • Demonstrate conceptualization and research skills to support the design process and to effectively present design concepts to directors and other members of the production team.

Core Requirements: (33 credits)

THTR 215Script Analysis

3

THTR 230Theatre History I: Antiquity to the Restoration

3

THTR 231Theatre History II: 18th Century to the Present

3

THTR 232Theatre Design Foundations

3

THTR 239History of Period Styles

3

THTR 240Design Assistant Practicum

1-3

THTR 305Elements of Directing

3

THTR 311Shakespeare

3

THTR 340Intermediate Design Assistant Practicum

1-3

THTR 452Theatre Design Collaboration Seminar

3

THTR 465 Advanced Studies in Drama & Theatre

3

One of the following Concentrations:

Sound Design Concentration (27 Credits)

 

Required Courses: (24 credits)
MUS 216/COMM 216/DANC 216Digital Sound Workshop

3

THTR 236Vectorworks: CAD Drafting for the Theatre

3

THTR 252Lighting Mechanics

3

THTR 254Audio Technology for Performance I

3

COMM 335Music as Media

3

MUS 349/COMM 349Projects in Digital Sound 

3

THTR 360Integrated Media for Performance

3

THTR 399Independent Study/Internship

1-6

One of the Following: (3 credits)
THTR 302Scenic Design

3

THTR 303Costume Design

3

THTR 304Lighting Design

3

Scenic Design Concentration (27 Credits)

Required Courses: (24 credits)
THTR 234Perspective Drawing and Rendering

3

THTR 235Scenic Painting and Treatments

3

THTR 236Vectorworks: CAD Drafting for the Theatre

3

THTR 237Drafting and Model Making

3

THTR 253Scenery and Prop Technology

3

THTR 302Scenic Design

3

THTR 402 A-BScenic Design II

3-3

 
One of the following: (3 credits)
THTR 303Costume Design

3

THTR 304Lighting Design

3

Costume Design Concentration (27 Credits)

Required Courses: (24 credits)
THTR 233Theatrical Make-up

3

THTR 234Perspective Drawing and Rendering

3

THTR 266Costume Construction

3

THTR 303Costume Design

3

THTR 333Advanced Costume Construction

3

AIP 342Fashion, History and Society (CP)

3

THTR 403 A-BCostume Design II

3-3

 
One of the following: (3 credits)
THTR 302Scenic Design

3

THTR 304Lighting Design

3

Lighting Design Concentration (27 Credits)

Required Courses: (24 credits)
THTR 207/COMM 207Introduction to Lighting Design & Art Direction for Film & Video

3

THTR 234Perspective Drawing and Rendering

3

THTR 236Vectorworks: CAD Drafting for the Theatre

3

THTR 237Drafting and Model Making

3

THTR 252Lighting Mechanics

3

THTR 304Lighting Design

3

THTR 404 A-BLighting Design II

3-3

One of the following: (3 credits)
THTR 302Scenic Design

3

THTR 303Costume Design

3

Technical Production Concentration (27 Credits)

Required Courses: (27 credits)
THTR 200Technical Production

3

THTR 235Scenic Painting and Treatments

3

THTR 236Vectorworks: CAD Drafting for the Theatre

3

THTR 252Lighting Mechanics

3

THTR 253Scenery and Prop Technology

3

THTR 254Audio Technology for Performance I

3

THTR 346Production Management

3

THTR 350Advanced Technical Projects

3

THTR 360Integrated Media for Performance

3

Theatrical Media Design Concentration (27 Credits)

Required Courses: (27 credits)
THTR 207/COMM 207Introduction to Lighting Design & Art Direction for Film & Video

3

ART 210Digital Imaging I

3

MUS 216/COMM 216/DANC 216Digital Sound Workshop

3

COMM 225New Media Techniques

3

THTR 252Lighting Mechanics

3

THTR 254Audio Technology for Performance I

3

THTR 360Integrated Media for Performance

3

THTR 366/ART 366/DANC 366Devising Performance Events

3

THTR 412History & Theory of New Media in Performance

3