Design / Technology

Sound boardUnder the guidance of working professionals, theatre design/technology students focus not only on the studio/classroom coursework, but also receive hands-on individualized training in all aspects of theatre design: costumes, lighting, scenery and sound.

Each design/technology student must complete a practicum every semester, where theory is put into practice in key positions in the departmental productions. Various opportunities exist for assisting faculty designers and learning through independent study design experiences.

Graduates of the design/technology sequence may continue with advanced training on the professional or graduate level, or immediately pursue careers in design, technology, or theatre education.

B.F.A. - Design Technology Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • See General Education
  • Foundation Courses (9)
  • Distribution Courses (11)

Departmental Core Requirements

  • THR 103 Introduction to the Theatre
  • THR 104 Fundamentals of Production
  • THR 400 Shakespeare
  • THR 411, 412 History and Literature of Theatre I and II
  • Two advised electives  

Design/Technology Emphasis

  • THR 107   Acting I-Foundations                                  
  • THR 217   Scene Design                                              
  • THR 228   Theatre Graphics                                                          
  • THR 229   Lighting Design                                                
  • THR 241   Costume Design                                                
  • THR 445   Advanced Studio Design                                              

Choice of:

  • THR 413   History and Literature of Theatre III or
  • THR 414   American Theatre and Drama
  • FAA 220   Foundations of Drawing                                    
  • FAA 245   Water Media                                                
  • FAA 344, 345   History of Décor and Fashion I & II            
  • Eight practiums (one credit each)