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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Theatre

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (THRFA)

PROFESSOR WILLIAM KENYON, B.F.A. Program Coordinator, Design and Technology Option
PROFESSOR TRAVIS DeCASTRO, B.F.A. Program Coordinator, Stage Management Option

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre offers two options: Design and Technology, and Stage Management.

The B.F.A. degree in Theatre with the Design and Technology option is intended to develop a level of competence that will enable students who wish to pursue professional careers in theatre design, theatre technology and related entertainment fields to prepare themselves for specialized graduate studies, specialized professional training and/or immediate participation in creative work. The prescribed core curriculum introduces students to each of the theatre design areas and provides them with a basic skill level in technology. The curriculum also features acting, directing, script analysis, theatre history and criticism. Students choose an emphasis area after their third semester to focus their awareness, their capabilities and their critical faculties or abilities in their area of interest.

For the B.F.A. degree in Theatre with the Stage Management option is intended to provide students with specialized training leading to a high level of competence in the stage management field. Graduates should be able to begin professional work or pursue further training at the graduate level. The Stage Management option is intended to educate students for a career in stage management for theatre.

Acceptance into the Design and Technology option is based on a faculty interview and portfolio review. Acceptance into the Stage Management option is based on a faculty interview and production book review. Both options require a minimum of 120 credits.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-6 credits included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3-11 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 70-78 credits
(This includes 0-6 credits of General Education courses: Sound Design emphasis--3 credits of GN courses and 3 credits of GA courses. Scene Design emphasis--3 credits of GA courses)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 42 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)[1]
THEA 100 GA;US;IL(3), THEA 001S(1), THEA 120(3), THEA 130(3), THEA 131(3), THEA 150(3), THEA 200(2) (Sem: 1-2)
THEA 250(3), THEA 251(2), THEA 260(3), THEA 270(3), THEA 280(3), THEA 285(3), THEA 289(1) (Sem: 3-6)
THEA 401Y(3), THEA 481(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 28-36 credits

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY OPTION: (33-36 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)[1]
THEA 252(1) (Sem: 3-6)
THEA 434(3), THEA 454(3), THEA 459(2) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)[1]
Select 6 credits from THEA 456(1), THEA 457(1), THEA 466(1), THEA 467(1), THEA 477(1), THEA 487(1), THEA 489(1) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from THEA 464(3) or THEA 465(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15-18 credits)[1]
Select 15-18 credits from one of the following emphases a, b, c, d, or e
a. Costume Design/Technology: THEA 146(2), THEA 253(1), THEA 261(3), THEA 460(3-6), THEA 461(3-6), THEA 464(3), or THEA 465(3) (Sem: 3-8)
b. Scene Design: THEA 253(1), THEA 450(6), THEA 453(2) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from: THEA 460(3), THEA 470(3), THEA 480(3) (Sem:6-8)
Select 3 credits from: ART H 111 GA(3), ART H 112 GA(3), THEA 451(1), THEA 458(1), THEA 460(3), THEA 470(3), THEA 480(3), THEA 485(3-6) (Sem: 3-8)
c. Lighting Design: THEA 253(1), THEA 381(3), THEA 485(3-6), THEA 470(6), THEA 472(2) (Sem: 3-8)
d. Sound Design: INART 050 GN(3), INART 258A GA(3), THEA 381(3), THEA 484(3), THEA 485(3-6) (Sem: 3-8)
e. Scenic Technology: THEA 253(1), THEA 381(3), THEA 470(3), THEA 480(6), THEA 485(3-6) (Sem: 3-8)

STAGE MANAGEMENT OPTION: (28 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (25 credits)[1]
THEA 146(2) (Sem: 1-2)
THEA 220(3), THEA 289(1), THEA 322(2), THEA 324(2) (Sem: 3-4)
THEA 486(9) (Sem: 5-8)
THEA 496(6) (Sem: 6-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)[1]
Select 3 credits from: THEA 405(3), THEA 406(3), THEA 407 US(3), THEA 408(3), THEA 412 US(3), THEA 455(3), THEA 464(3), THEA 465(3) (Sem: 4-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[5] Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-04-017

Review Date: 1/18/05

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