BFA Four-Year Degree Plan: Design, Technology and Stage Management

Design, Technology and Stage MGMT BFA 4 yr

The BFA design, technology and stage management option may be completed in four years or eight semesters. Design, technology and stage management is a comprehensive major and does not require a minor. The four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that may be considered upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

Please note that the schedule below is only a guide. You may be able to take courses in a different order; please consult your advisor before registering. Be sure to verify your schedule with the projected course offerings.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
THE 222 Acting Fundamentals 3
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology 2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab 1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
CSC 101 (Course no longer offered. See an advisor for a replacement class.) 1
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
THE 224 Stage Makeup I 1
THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I 2
THE 251 Stagecraft and Construction Lab 1
MTH 130 Contemporary Math (or higher) 3
General Education - Self-Understanding: Creativity 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
THE 270 Drawing and Rendering for Theatre I 3
THE 255 Lighting Design I 2
THE 256 Lighting Lab 1
THE 275 Drafting for the Stage 3
THE 295 Production/Design/Stage Management Project 1
General Education - Natural World (science w/ lab) 4
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
Total hours17

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
THE 271 Drawing and Rendering for Theatre II 3
THE 280 Design Seminar Design Principles 3
THE 292 BFA Review 1
General education Writing II 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education - Culture and Society 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
THE 281 Design Seminar-Lighting and Scenic Design Principles 3
THE 354 Stage Management 3
THE 260 Costume Construction I 2
THE 541 Theatre History I 3
General Education Requirement - Self-Understanding - Humanities 3
THE 395 Production/Design/Stage Management Project 1
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
THE 380 Design Seminar-Costume and Sound Design Principles 3
THE 392 BFA Review 1
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
THE elective (from 300+ level Tech classes) 3
General Education - Natural World (science) 4
Elective 2
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
THE 381 Design Seminar-Collaborative Design Process 3
THE 430 Directing I 3
THE 495 Theatre Practicum 1
THE 561 History of Costume and Decor I 3
THE 382 Research and Concept Development 3
General Education - Culture and Society - Humanities 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
THE 492 Senior BFA Project 1
General Education - Self-Understanding: Social 3
THE elective (from 300+ level tech classes) 3
THE 562 History of Costume and Decor II 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
Total hours14