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BFA: Specialist in Technology

Technology Concentration

This specialization is designed for students who want to pursue careers as stage designers, lighting designers, technical directors, or costumers and for those who want to prepare for application to MFA programs at graduate schools. Technology students work closely with the theatre design faculty and staff, who act as mentors. Students are required to work in all design and technology areas each semester. This track is selective and competitive; students’ work and capabilities are reviewed each semester.

 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE

Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre Concentration: Specialist in Technology

A.    General Education Core Requirements – 38 credits

B.    Additional Degree Requirements – 6 credits

(Humanities – (3 credits) not in the discipline of the major Foreign Language – Social Science (3 credits) students must take one of the following courses: 3 credits at the 202 or above level in a foreign language or HIST 200, 320, 325, 336, 354, 359, 360; GEOG 241, 352: POSC 314, 336, 337, 375, 395, 469.)

C.    Major Requirements – 70 credits

Theatre Core – 38 credits

THEA 113 – Acting I – 3 credits
THEA 225 – Elements of Design – 3 credits
THEA 230 – Theatre Aesthetics – 3 credits
THEA 240 – Technical Theatre – 3 credits
THEA 320 – Directing – 3 credits
THEA 330 – Theatre History I – 3 credits
THEA 331 – Theatre History II – 3 credits
ENGL 365 – Shakespeare – 3 credit
THEA 430 – Modern Drama – 3 credits
THEA 431 – American Drama – 3 credits
THEA 461 – Senior Seminar – 3 credits
THEA 492 – Internship – 2  credits (one additional credit of THEA 492 satisfies General Education Goal 14)
THEA – Upper Division Theatre elective – 3 credits

Additional Major Requirements – 32 credits

THEA 241 – Drafting for Theatrical Design – 3 credits
THEA 275 – Stage Management – 3 credits
THEA 306 – Stage Properties – 3 credits
THEA 337 – Costume Technology I – 3 credits
THEA 338 – Costume Technology II – 3 credits
THEA 339 – Fashion History and Décor – 3 credits
THEA 340 – Scene Design – 3 credits
THEA 342 – Lighting Design – 3 credits
THEA 344 – Scene Painting – 3 credits
THEA 345 – Costume Design – 3 credits
THEA 104 – Theatre Production – Performance – 2 credits prior to obtaining senior status

D.    General Electives – 6 credits

E.    Total Credits required for BFA in Visual and Performing Arts,

Specialist in Technology – 120 credits