Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (THRFA) Design and Technology Option: Lighting Design Emphasis (120 credits minimum)

Effective Fall 2005 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 001S- Freshman SeminarNotes for: THEA 001S

THEA 001S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
THEA 100- The Art of the Theatre (GA;US;IL)Notes for: THEA 100

THEA 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 130- Intro to Theatre Scenic and Costume TechnologyNotes for: THEA 130

THEA 130

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 131- Intro to Theatre Sound and Lighting TechnologyNotes for: THEA 131

THEA 131

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 152- Theatrical Design FoundationsNotes for: THEA 152

THEA 152

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
ENGL 015 Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)

ENGL 015

or ENGL 030- Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

ENGL 030

3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 120 - Acting INotes for: THEA 120

THEA 120

Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 200 - Script AnalysisNotes for: THEA 200

THEA 200

Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2.0
THEA 251 - Theatre Drafting TechniquesNotes for: THEA 251

THEA 251

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2.0
THEA 252 - Design Presenation TechniquesNotes for: THEA 252

THEA 252

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
THEA 472 - Lighting TechnologyNotes for: THEA 472

THEA 472

Prerequisite: THEA 270 or equivalent
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 289 - Theatre Production PracticumNotes for: THEA 289

THEA 289

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
General Education Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
THEA253- Scene Painting INotes for: THEA 253

THEA 253

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
THEA 270- Intro to Lighting DesignNotes for: THEA 270

THEA 270

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 280- Intro to Technical DirectionNotes for: THEA 280

THEA 280

Prerequisite: THEA 130, THEA 131
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 451- Advanced DraftingNotes for: THEA 451

THEA 451

Prerequisite: THEA 251, THEA 252 and prior approval of instructor; first-year MFA theatre candidacy
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
THEA 477 Lighting Design for ProductionNotes for: THEA 477

THEA 477

Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 250- Intro to Scenic DesignNotes for: THEA 250

THEA 250

Prerequisite: THEA 130, THEA 131. Prerequisite or concurrent: THEA 251
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 285- Intro to Sound DesignNotes for: THEA 285

THEA 285

Prerequisite: INART 258A or THEA 150
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 470- Adv Topics in Lighting DesignNotes for: THEA 470

THEA 470

Prerequisite: THEA 270
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 477- Lighting Design for ProductionNotes for: THEA 477

THEA 477

Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 401- Theatre History I: Ancient to 1700Notes for: THEA 401

THEA 401

Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 464- History of FashionNotes for: THEA 464

THEA 464

Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 482- Technical Production-RiggingNotes for: THEA 482

THEA 482

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 477- Lighting Design for ProductionNotes for: THEA 477

THEA 477

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 454- Period StylesNotes for: THEA 454

THEA 454

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 470- Advanced Topics in Lighting DesignNotes for: THEA 470

THEA 470

Prerequisite: THEA 270
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 481- Stage and Production ManagementNotes for: THEA 481

THEA 481

Prerequisite: THEA 170, THEA 180
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 477- Lighting Design for ProductionNotes for: THEA 477

THEA 477

Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 260- Intro to Costume DesignNotes for: THEA 260

THEA 260

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 459- Theatre Porfolio & Business PracticesNotes for: THEA 459

THEA 459

Prerequisite: B.F.A. Theatre candidacy
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2.0
THEA 477- Lighting Design for ProductionNotes for: THEA 477

THEA 477

Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 434- Intro to DirectingNotes for: THEA 434

THEA 434

Prerequisite: THEA 114 or THEA 410; THEA 170 or THEA 180
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 470- Advanced Topics in Lighting DesignNotes for: THEA 470

THEA 470

Prerequisite: THEA 270
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
THEA 477- Lighting Desing for ProductionNotes for: THEA 477

THEA 477

Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Gen Ed Course Selection

Gen Ed

3.0
Total credits 13.0

Additional Notes

Total minimum credits required:  120

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes:  

+Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.


Change of Major Requirements:  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a successful review are required. 

Audition Requirements:  "How to Apply"

 

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

THEA 120
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105
THEA 200
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105
THEA 472
Prerequisite: THEA 270 or equivalent
THEA 280
Prerequisite: THEA 130, THEA 131
THEA 451
Prerequisite: THEA 251, THEA 252 and prior approval of instructor; first-year MFA theatre candidacy
THEA 477
Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration
THEA 250
Prerequisite: THEA 130, THEA 131. Prerequisite or concurrent: THEA 251
THEA 285
Prerequisite: INART 258A or THEA 150
THEA 470
Prerequisite: THEA 270
THEA 477
Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration
THEA 401
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105
THEA 464
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105
THEA 470
Prerequisite: THEA 270
THEA 481
Prerequisite: THEA 170, THEA 180
THEA 477
Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration
THEA 459
Prerequisite: B.F.A. Theatre candidacy
THEA 477
Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration
THEA 434
Prerequisite: THEA 114 or THEA 410; THEA 170 or THEA 180
THEA 470
Prerequisite: THEA 270
THEA 477
Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration