BA in Theatre with Emphasis in Design/Technical
Degree Program Description
Students in the BA in Theatre with emphasis in Design/Technical study scene design, lighting design, costume design, sound design, theatre technology, and stage management. They further their studies with additional classes in beginning and advanced scenic and costume construction, makeup, stagecraft, costume crafts, pattern making, scene painting, and theatre architecture. Theatre design students sketch design ideas with pencil and paper, and render those design ideas in 3-D in our computer labs, combine traditional stagecraft techniques with state of the art computer technology, digital image projection, and digital sound mixing. Students participate behind the scenes in a variety of productions -- from main stage faculty-directed musicals and plays, to student-directed shows, ensembles and workshops, take on major roles in our production program as scenic designers, lighting designers, costume designers, sound designers, projection designers, and makeup designers, work as stage managers, carpenters, electricians, riggers, stitchers, cutters, drapers, wardrobe supervisors, props supervisors, lighting and sound board operators, followspot operators, stagehands, and crew members. Graduates work in all areas of the entertainment industry as designers, technicians, directors, teachers, Broadway producers and stage managers, theatre managers, casting agents, box office managers, and scenic artists. We have a strong network of alumni who support one another as they design and build scenery, props, and costumes, mix sound, renovate historic theatres, and work professionally backstage, behind the scenes, and behind the camera in theatre, film, and television in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and across the country.
Major Program Requirements
|Design/technical classes chosen from||16|
|THEATR 1360||Stage Makeup||1|
|THEATR 2330||Stage Management||3|
|THEATR 2510||Introduction to Theatre Design||3|
|THEATR 3310||Costume Crafts||3|
|THEATR 3320||Theatrical Patternmaking||3|
|THEATR 3330||Advanced Costume Construction||3|
|THEATR 3340||Scene Painting||2|
|THEATR 3530||Computer Graphics in Theatre Design||3|
|THEATR 3540||Advanced Stage Makeup||2|
|THEATR 3550||Sound Design||3|
|THEATR 3560||Scene Design||3|
|THEATR 4530||Stage Lighting Design||3|
|THEATR 4570||Theatrical Costume Design||3|
See the Performance emphasis for a sample semester plan.
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