BFA Four-Year Degree Plan: Design/Technology/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.

The following degree plan, last reviewed 07-03-2018, is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

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Second semester (spring)

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Public Issues - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Total hours 16

Third semester (fall)

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Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (with lab) - General Education 4
Total hours 17

Fourth semester (spring)

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Writing II 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours 16

Fifth semester (fall)

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Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours 16

Sixth semester (spring)

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Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3-4
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours 15-16

Seventh semester (fall)

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Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours 16

Eighth semester (spring)

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Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours 14

Tips for Success

  • A number of courses are only offered every other semester or every other year. Please be mindful of these periodicities and visit your advisor often to stay on track.
  • THE 150 and THE 151 should be taken as soon as possible as they are prerequisites for most design, technology, and stage management courses.
  • This BFA curriculum requires two different elective options as defined by the catalog.
  • Program Requirement B-1-e requires five (5) elective hours inside or outside of the department.
  • Program Requirement B-2-C-3 requires six (6) elective hours from among the following courses: THE 324, 350, 454, 460, 530, 552, 555, 558, 565, COM 205, 332.