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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scenic and Lighting Design

What Our Program Offers You

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scenic and Lighting Design prepares talented designers for a professional career in theatre. The curriculum provides a balance of theatre studies with opportunities for practical, hands-on experience in scenic and lighting design. Students explore techniques for creating original artistic designs for the performing arts, use state-of-the-art technology in the creation of original designs, and design for a variety of repertoire. Students have numerous opportunities to attend a variety of public performances and events.

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scenic and Lighting Design 2012-2013

1st year – Fall 
TH 101 Basic Acting (3) 
TH 112 Stage Craft (3) 
TH 213 Theatre Drawing (3) 
ENG 101 English Composition (3) 
FYS 101 Going Global: First Year Seminar (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 15

1st year – Spring 
TH 111 Stage Lighting 1 (3) 
TH 217 Fundamentals of Theatre Drafting (3) 
TH 390 Technical Theatre Practicum (1) 
DAPE Dance Technique Elective (1) 
General Edu. Elective: Math (3) 
General Edu. Elective: Lab Science (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 14

2nd year – Fall 
TH 208 Script Analysis (3) 
TH 217 Fundamentals of Theatre Drafting (3) 
TH 231 Costume Design 1 (3) 
TH 318 CAD for Stage (3) 
TH 313 Graphic Arts for Theatre (3)  
TH 390 Technical Theatre Practicum (1) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 16

2nd year – Spring 
TH 141 Theatrical Stage Make-up (3) 
TH 215 Scenic Design (3) 
TH 131 Stage Costuming (3) 
TH 320 Theatre Sound (3) 
TH 390 Technical Theatre Practicum (1) 
General Edu. Elective: Individual in Society (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 16

3rd year – Fall 
TH 312 Advanced Stage Craft (3) 
TH 211 Lighting Design (3) 
TH 399 Theatre Production (1) 
English/Theatre/Music/Art Elective(s) (3) 
General Edu. Elective: Moral Reasoning (3) 
Open Elective(s) (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 16

3rd year – Spring 
TH 307 Directing (3) 
TH 315 Advanced Design for Theatre (3) 
TH 319 Computer Rendering (3) 
TH 390 Technical Theatre Practicum (1) 
TH 399 Theatre Production (1) 
TH 413 Scenic Art (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 14

4th year – Fall 
TH 351 History of Theatre 1 (3) 
TH 498 Technical Theatre Thesis (3) 
TH 399 Theatre Production (1) 
English/Theatre/Music/Art Elective(s) (3) 
Open Elective(s) (3) 
Open Elective(s) (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 16

4th year – Spring 
TH 352 History of Theatre 2 (3) 
TH 498 Technical Theatre Thesis (3) 
TH 399 Theatre Production (1) 
English/Theatre/Music/Art Elective (3) 
Open Elective(s) (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 13

DEGREE TOTAL 120