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  • Academic Learning Compact - Theatre Performance, Production

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre with a concentration in production design meets the diverse aesthetic and technological demands of contemporary society. Today's theatre design and production depend heavily on the complex electronic and mechanical systems used in professional theatres. This curriculum provides academic instructing and professional training in costume design and technology, scenic design and lighting design. The program provides a laboratory environment where students can apply the skills learned in classroom exercises and theories.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Present a senior project and review your portfolio with representatives from the appropriate faculty. You must pass the senior project and portfolio review with a satisfactory rating.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Applies principles of two and three-dimensional design aesthetics to costume, lighting or scene design for live performance as a method of bringing text, choreographic work or public exposition to the stage.
    2. Organizes, develops and participates in a creative process resulting in a live performance that incorporates successful application of design and technological principles.
    3. Uses effective communication and collaboration skills throughout the creative process.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3
    Costume Design, Lighting Design and Scene Design
    ​ARH 2050 and ARH 2051 ​I, R, A  ​ ​I, R, A
    THE 2000 I   I
    THE 4110 and THE 4111 R, A   A
    THE 4260 and THE 4285 I, R, A   I, R, A
    ​THE 4959 Capstone ​A ​A ​A
    ​TPA 2074 ​I ​I ​I
    TPA 2202C, TPA 2232C and TPA 3217 I I I
    ​TPA 3208 or TPA 4239
    (based on focus area)
    ​I, R ​I, R ​I, R
    TPA 4020, TPA 4049 and TPA 4066​ ​I, R, A ​  ​I, R, A
    ​TPA 4201 or TPA 4930 or TPA 4XXX
    (based on focus area)
    ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A

    Assessment Types:
    Exams, senior paper and project, design/technical portfolio reviews and BFA design juries.

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