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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Theatre (THEA)

THEA 450 Advanced Topics in Scene Design (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Design emphasis on a variety of production techniques, genre, and styles.

THEA 450 Advanced Topics in Scene Design (3 per semester/maximum of 6)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course will build upon the basic design process introduced in THEA 250. Students will explore design solutions for shows requiring multiple locals. Students will also be introduced to shows reflecting a variety of dramatic styles and will explore effective design solutions within stylistic constraints. In addition to previously introduced graphic skills, emphasis will be placed on graphic techniques involved in the production of scenery, including design drafting, prop drawings, and paint elevations.

As this course may be repeated, there will be a rotation of topics to ensure that students receive different content each semester. Topics within the rotation may include:
Design for Shakespeare, unit settings
Design for Musicals, practical and stylistic concerns
Design for Opera
Design for shows requiring simultaneous local
Poetic or fragmented realism
Design for contemporary episodic scripts
Epic theatre design


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: THEA 250 or portfolio review

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.