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The Theatre Design/Technology BFA Program | Academic Requirements & Concentrations | Student Learning Outcomes | Courses | Faculty

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). ACT 1250 (freshman year) and ACT 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
ACT 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: 25 credits
Fall: 14 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
TDT 4770/Seminar in Production Design/Art Direction 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: 19 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: 7 credits
TDT 4130/Production IV* 3 credits
TDT 4210/Scene Design III* 3 credits
TDT 4880/Portfolio 1 credit
*Part One and Two (two-semester course)

Updated April 26, 2016

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For current majors:
Graduation Plans

In consultation with your faculty advisor, the
eight-semester plans can be used as a guide to assist you in your academic planning and progress toward graduation.

Theatre Design/Technology BFA Academic Requirements:
Freshman Year (all students)
Sophomore–Senior Year
(by Concentration):

Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Costume Technology
Stage Management
Technical Direction/
Production Management