2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Stage and Screen Design/Technology, B.F.A

Students enrolled in the BFA Theatre Design/Technology program can elect to move into the BFA in Stage and Screen Design/Technology at the successful completion of their first year of study.

The undergraduate faculty of Performing Arts is committed to the following learning objectives for the BFA in Stage and Screen Design/Technology.

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to design across disciplines for stage, film, and television projects. This includes: (1) the ability to read and analyze a script; (2) knowledge of the principles of design; and (3) possessing the basic skills necessary to visually communicate design ideas.
  2. Be able to work collaboratively with writers, directors, actors, and other creative artists to develop meaningful projects.
  3. Understand and implement traditional/analog and digital/virtual design techniques and associated technology.
  4. Learn how to work in different design environments and across all media.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a variety of professional environments such as in a soundstage/TV studio, on the stage, and on location.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to translate theory into practice through the appropriate produced projects, and will compile a portfolio of work that can be shown to prospective employers.
  7. Demonstrate an appreciation of the history, traditions, and principles of stage, film, and television design, including a fundamental knowledge of the distinguishing characteristics of Western architecture, décor, and fashion, as well as the basic methods of research needed to design.

Required Courses

20 credits: Performing Arts Core*

Refer to the Performing Arts Core  for the core requirements.

*BFA Design/Technology students take TH 142 - Electrics  and TH 143 - Properties Construction  to fulfill the Performing Arts Core requirement.

*BFA Stage and Screen Design/Technology students must fulfill the Advanced Theatre Studies requirement with VM 100 - History of Media Arts I .

28 credits: BFA Stage and Screen Design/Technology Advanced

Total Credits: 72