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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Stage Management

What Our Program Offers You

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Stage Management is designed to prepare students for a professional career in theatrical stage management. The curriculum provides a balance of theatre studies with opportunities for practical, hands-on experience. Students develop the ability to manage productions in various genres, including musical theatre, plays, opera and dance, and use technology in the creation of support materials for stage management. Students have numerous opportunities to attend a variety of public performances and events.

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Stage Management 2012-2013

1st year – Fall 
TH 101 Basic Acting (3) 
TH 111 Stage Lighting 1 (3) OR 
TH 112 Stage Craft 
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 102 Acting Techniques (3) 
TH 112 Stage Craft (3) OR 
TH 111 Stage Lighting Art/Theatre Elective(s) (3) 
DAPE Dance Technique Elective (1) 
General Edu. Elective: Lab Science (3) 
Open Elective(s) (2) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 15

2nd year – Fall 
TH 207 Stage Management 1 (3) 
TH 208 Script Analysis (3) 
TH 217 Fundamentals of Theatre Drafting (3) 
TH 221 Stage Properties (3)  
TH 355 American Musical Theatre 1 (3) 
TH 399 Theatre Production (1) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 16

2nd year – Spring 
TH 131 Stage Costuming (3) 
TH 141 Theatrical Stage Make-up (3)
TH 215 Scenic Design (3) 
TH 356 American Musical Theatre 2 (3) 
TH 399 Theatre Production (1) 
General Edu. Elective: Individual in Society (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 16

3rd year – Fall 
TH 211 Lighting Design (3) 
TH 231 Costume Design 1 (3) 
TH 310 Stage Management 2 (3) 
TH 351 History of Theatre 1 (3) 
TH 399 Theatre Production (1) 
Arts Management or Business Elective (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 16

3rd Year – Spring 
TH 307 Directing (3) 
TH 352 History of Theatre 2 (3) 
TH 399 Theatre Production (1) 
DAPE Dance Technique Elective (1) 
General Edu. Elective: Moral Reasoning (3) 
General Edu. Elective: Math (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 14

4th Year – Fall 
Arts Management or Business Elective (3) 
Arts/English Elective(s) (2) 
Arts/English Elective(s) (3) 
Open Elective(s) (3) 
Open Elective(s) (3) 
Open Elective(s) (2) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 16

4th Year – Spring 
TH 353 History of Fashion 1 OR (3) 
TH 354 History of Fashion 2 
TH 490 Stage Management Internship 1 (3) 
TH 491 Stage Management Internship 2 (3) 
Arts Management or Business Elective (3) 
SEMESTER TOTAL 12

DEGREE TOTAL 120