Bachelor of Fine Arts: Design/Technical Production

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Design/Technical Production


Important Information

The next Design/Technical Production Emphasis application deadline is March 1, 2018.

This degree provides you with a well-rounded liberal education as well as vigorous training in the areas of scenic, costume, lighting, and sound design, and technical production.

The training you receive in this program is designed to prepare you for entry-level position in professional theatre, television, or film industries or to pursue further education at a graduate school.

Training in this program emphasizes a diverse combination of knowledge and skills.  We encourage you to cultivate strong analytical skills based on knowledge of:

  • dramatic literature
  • world culture
  • the arts and humanities

Additional attention is focused on developing proficiencies in painting, drawing, and computer and other technical skills.

By working on actual theatre productions, you will learn the work ethic and time management skills needed for success in this field. A fundamental mission of this program is to teach you high professional standards and encourage you to think creatively. Read the learning outcomes for the degree in Design/Technical Production.

We'll be at the Las Vegas Performing Arts Technical Theatre Auditions and Workshops in October 2016. Come see us! Las Vegas LVNPAA

 

Careers

  • scene designer
  • costume designer
  • sound designer
  • lighting designer
  • technical director

Application to this program

A separate application and portfolio review is required for acceptance into the Design/Technical Production Emphasis. The acceptance process for both new and transfer students includes an interview and analysis of the overall artistic and academic record, and determination of the potential for success throughout the course of study.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 112G Introduction to Theatre 3 cr
THEA 114 Basic Acting Techniques I 3 cr
THEA 120 Principles of Design for Theatre and Film 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
THEA 201 Technical Theatre Practice 3 cr
THEA 210 Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 202 Play Direction I 3 cr
THEA 285 University Theatre I 1 cr
THEA 450/850 Sound Design I 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
THEA 432/832 Scene Painting 3 cr
THEA 286 University Theatre II 1 cr
THEA 423 Rendering for the Theatre 3 cr
THEA 234 Scripts in Production 3 cr
Design/Tech Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 418/818 Costume Design I 3 cr
THEA 421/821 Drafting for the Theatre 3 cr
THEA 335 History of Theatre I 3 cr
THEA 409/809 Advanced Projects in Technical Theatre 1 cr
TMFD 407/807 History of Costume 3 cr
Elective 2 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
THEA 336 History of Theatre II 3 cr
Design/Tech Elective 3 cr
THEA 409/809 Advanced Projects in Technical Theatre 1 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 472 Theatre Perspectives 3 cr
THEA 412 Scene Design I 3 cr
Design/Tech Elective 3 cr
THEA 409/809 Advanced Projects in Technical Theatre 1 cr
IDES 445/845 History of Interiors and Designed Objects 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Design/Tech Elective 3 cr
Design/Tech Elective 3 cr
THEA 409/809 Advanced Projects in Technical Theatre 1 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 13

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.