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

The Theatre Design/Technology BFA Program:
Stage Management Concentration

The stage manager is responsible for managing the rehearsal process of a production and acting as the liaison between the rehearsal process and the members of the production team. In many cases, the stage manager is the one person working on a production who is responsible for coordination between all areas of a production. The stage manager is responsible for scheduling rehearsals and production meetings; tracking of blocking, props, scenic, and lighting changes; and a lengthy list of other duties. Working with the director, designers, and other members of the production, the stage manager plays a significant role in bringing a production together as a whole.

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors concentrating in stage management must complete the following requirements (96.5 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: 27 credits
Fall: 9 credits
TDT 2120/Production II* 3 credits
TDT 2400/Lighting Design I 3 credits
TDT 2600/Introduction to Stage Management 3 credits
Spring: 18 credits
ACT 2100/History of the Theatre 4 credits
TDT 2045/Music Reading for Stage Managers 1 credit
TDT 2130/Production II* 3 credits
TDT 2170/Costume Construction I 3 credits
TDT 2190/Properties Construction I 2 credits
TDT 2500/Introduction to Sound Design 2 credits
TDT 2610/Introduction to Stage Management 3 credits
*Part One and Two (two-semester course)
Junior Year: 22.5 credits
Fall: 11.5 credits
TDT 2080/Theatre Technology I 3 credits
TDT 3120/Production III* 3 credits
TDT 3350/Stage Combat for Stage Managers .5 credit
TDT 3550/Directing for Stage Managers 2 credits
TDT 3600/Advanced Stage Management* 3 credits
Spring: 11 credits
TDT 3130/Production III* 3 credits
TDT 3610/Advanced Stage Management* 3 credits
TDT 3660/Production Management 3 credits
TDT 4460/Collaborative Process 2 credits
*Part One and Two (two-semester course)
Senior Year: 22 credits
Fall: 12 credits
TDT 3620/Company Management 3 credits
TDT 4140/Stage Management/Tech/Design Production* 6 credits
TDT 4605/Stage Management Seminar* 3 credits
Spring: 10 credits
TDT 4150/Stage Management/Tech/Design Production* 6 credits
TDT 4615/Stage Management Seminar* 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