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2008-2009 University Catalogue 
    
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Theater Design and Technology - Bachelor of Fine Arts


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Program Total Credits: 124

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theater Design and Technology is dedicated to providing foundation training in the entire range of theatrical design principles and in technical production as a prelude to the student’s declaring an area of emphasis upon which they focus during their final two years at UArts. Design/Tech students focus on the creation of costumes, scenery, lighting and sound design for theatrical production, as well as on developing the skills for the prospective technical director. In the classic approach to such training, students are instructed in all of these areas and as they move into their junior year, select a discipline in which they will concentrate their energies over the final two years. Built into the curriculum are design and technical responsibilities within the SOTA production season, as well as internship experiences with professional companies as part of one’s senior year experience. As a prelude to assuming primary design or technical responsibility for a given production, students will also be afforded the opportunity to work closely and to network with guest designers, who are regularly brought in to work on UArts productions. As with the Theater Management and Production program, students’ course of study will be capped through a series of production practica and independent study projects. Students completing this program are prepared to enter the industry in either the design or technical direction or may pursue further studies at the graduate level.

Freshman Year Credits: 33


Fall Credits: 16.5


Spring Credits: 16.5


Sophomore Year Credits: 33


Fall Credits: 16


Select one course from the following two:


Spring Credits: 17


  • Electives Credits: 3 cr

Select one course from the following two:


Junior Year Credits: 29


Fall Credits: 16


  • Liberal Arts Credits: 6 cr

Spring Credits: 13


  • Electives Credits: 3 cr
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 6 cr

Senior Year Credits: 29


Fall Credits: 15


  • Liberal Arts Credits: 6 cr

Spring Credits: 14


  • THXX XXX - Theater Electives Credits: 4 cr
    (by advisement)
  • Electives Credits: 3 cr

Liberal Arts Distribution


Note all Liberal Arts courses are 3.0 credits.

  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 12 cr

Theater Design and Technology Major Courses


To remain in good standing for casting consideration or production assignments in the School of Theater Arts, a student must receive a grade of ‘B’ or better in the core courses listed below. In the view of the faculty, a student whose work fails to meet this level of achievement will be considered non-competitive by professional standards.

Review Minimum Grade Requirements within the School of Theater Arts Special Requirements and Regulations  .

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