The Theatre Design/Technology BFA Program:
Scenic Design Concentration

It is the responsibility of the scenic designer to collaborate with the director and develop the conceptual ideas that will inform the look and functionality of the scenic design. The scenic designer must work closely with other members of the design team and communicate clearly—through technical drawings, color elevations, scale models, color renderings, and research—all the information necessary to realize the scenic design. Working with the director, the other designers, the technical director, and other members of the production staff, the scenic designer must develop a cohesive design that provides an effective setting for the production.

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors concentrating in scenic design must complete the following requirements (99 credits). TAC 1250 (freshman year) and TAC 2100 may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the BFA.

Freshman year: 25 credits
The freshman year requirements are the same for all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors.

Sophomore Year: 30 credits
 
Fall: 16 credits
TDT 2120/Production II* 3 credits
TDT 2180/Properties Construction I 2 credits
TDT 2200/Scene Design I 3 credits
TDT 2440/Rendering and Graphic Techniques* 2 credits
TDT 2540/Sources of Stage Design 3 credits
TDT 3700/CAD for the Theatre 3 credits
 
Spring: 14 credits
TAC 2100/History of the Theatre 4 credits
TDT 2130/Production II* 3 credits
TDT 2150/Scene Painting 2 credits
TDT 2210/Scene Design I* 3 credits
TDT 2460/Rendering and Graphic Techniques* 2 credits
*Part One and Two (two-semester course)
 
Junior Year: 22 credits
 
Fall: 11 credits
TDT 2080/Theatre Technology I 3 credits
TDT 2140/Scene Painting 2 credits
TDT 3120/Production III* 3 credits
TDT 3200/Scene Design II* 3 credits
 
Spring: 11 credits
TDT 3130/Production III* 3 credits
TDT 3210/Scene Design II* 3 credits
TDT 3720/Computer Graphics and Techniques 3 credits
TDT 4460/Collaborative Process 2 credits
*Part One and Two (two-semester course)
 
Senior Year: 22 credits
 
Fall: 12 credits
TDT 2300/Costume Design I 3 credits
TDT 2400/Lighting Design I 3 credits
TDT 4120/Production IV* 3 credits
TDT 4200/Scene Design III* 3 credits
 
Spring: 10 credits
TDT 4130/Production IV* 3 credits
TDT 4210/Scene Design III* 3 credits
TDT 4770/Seminar in Production Design/Art Direction 3 credits
TDT 4880/Portfolio 1 credit
*Part One and Two (two-semester course)

For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/
departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/taf/DT/Scenic-Design.aspx
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