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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Specializing in Design/Technical Theatre

This degree is well-suited for theatre students who already have a more defined career focus. The course of study is intensive and provides a strong foundation in a specialized area of theatre. The BAC in Theatre with a Specialization in Design/Technical Theatre degree includes a thorough foundation in all areas of theatre technology, plus design and practical application through continuing participation in our production program.

This degree includes 70 hours of coursework outside of the department, as well as a core theatre curriculum and a specialized course of study. Instead of a minor, each BAC major must fulfill a support field requirement. This support field requirement can be met by courses chosen by the student and approved by that student's theatre department advisor.

All BAC in Theatre students, regardless of their specialization, must take the following core courses:

  • THFM 1000/3000 or THFM 1010/3010 Production Practicum (6 hours) 
  • THFM 1910 Script Analysis
  • THFM 99  Major Event (2 semesters)  
  • THFM 3470 Theatre History & Literature: Origins-1700s
  • THFM 3480 Theatre History & Literature: 1700s-Present
  • THFM 4600 Period, Style & Form
  • THFM 4980 Senior Seminar

Design/Technical Theatre Specialization:

Must take all of these courses

  • THFM 1470 Basic Scenery Construction
  • THFM 1480 Basic Costume Construction
  • THFM 1490 Basic Stage Lighting and Sound
  • THFM 1500 Drafting, Drawing and Graphics for Theatre and Film
  • THFM 3410 Directing
  • THFM 4720 Advanced Production Practicum

Choose two from:

  • THFM 4630 Lighting Design
  • THFM 4660 Scene Design
  • THFM 4690 Costume Design

Choose one from:

  • THFM 4650 Stage Management
  • THFM 4670 Scene Painting
  • THFM 2750 Arts Management
  • any THFM Puppetry course
  • any ART 2-D or 3-D Foundation course

Plus a four course ((9 hours) support field of courses outside the Theatre major as approved by your advisor.