BFA Three-Year Plus One Semester Degree Plan: Design, Technology and Stage Management

Theatre and Dance Undergrad - BFA 3 yr plus 1 - Design, Tech, and Stage MGMT

The BFA design, technology and stage management program has a three-and-one-half year degree option, in which the program can be completed in nine semesters. Design, technology and stage management is a comprehensive major and does not require a minor. The three-and-one-half year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that may be considered upon admission to the University.

For this option you will need to complete at least six hours in general education courses during two summer semesters while you are in the program. In order to complete the program in three-and-one-half years, it is recommended that you meet with your advisor regularly, as some course offerings may change.

Sample schedule

The three-and-one-half year schedule below is only to serve as a guide and does not replace regular meetings with your advisor. 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
General Education - Culture and Society - Social 3
Math 130 Contemporary Mathematics (or higher) 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
Total hours15

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
General Education - Self-Understanding- Creativity 3
General Education - Writing II 3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
THE 270 Drawing and Rendering for Theatre I 3
THE 275 Drafting for the Stage 3
General Education Requirement - Self-Understanding - Social 3
THE 295 Production/Design/Stage Management Project 1
THE 541 Theatre History I 3
Elective 2
THE 255 Lighting Design I 2
THE 256 Lighting Lab 1
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
General Education - Natural World (science w/ lab) 4
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
General Education - Culture and Society - Humanities 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
THE 271 Drawing and Rendering for Theatre II 3
THE 292 BFA Review 1
THE 280 Design Seminar Design Principles 3
Total hours20

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
General Education - Self-Understanding - Humanities 3
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 hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
THE 281 Design Seminar-Lighting and Scenic Design Principles 3
THE 354 Stage Management 3
THE 561 History of Costume and Decor I 3
THE 395 Production/Design/Stage Management Project 1
THE 260 Costume Construction I 2
THE 261 Costume Construction Lab 1
Elective 2
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
THE 392 BFA Review 1
General Education - Natural World (science w/ lab) 4
THE 562 History of Costume and Decor II 3
THE Elective (from 300+ level Tech classes) 3
THE 380 Design Seminar-Costume and Sound Design Principles 3
General elective 3
Total hours17

Ninth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
THE 381 Design Seminar-Collaborative Design Process 3
THE 430 Directing I 3
THE 495 Theatre Practicum 1
THE 382 Research and Concept Development 3
THE 492 Senior BFA Project 1
Total hours11