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

Effective Fall 2005 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 001S First-Year Seminar: Theatre Production PracticesNotes for: THEA 001S

THEA 001S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
THEA 100 (GA;US;IL) The Art of the TheatreNotes for: THEA 100

THEA 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 130 Introduction to Theatre Scenic and Costume TechnologyNotes for: THEA 130

THEA 130

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015

or ENGL 030+ (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition

ENGL 030

3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 131 ntroduction to Theatre Sound and Lighting TechnologyNotes for: THEA 131

THEA 131

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 200 Script AnalysisNotes for: THEA 200

THEA 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
THEA 251 Theatre Drafting TechniquesNotes for: THEA 251

THEA 251

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
THEA 252 Design Presentation TechniquesNotes for: THEA 252

THEA 252

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
THEA 289 Theatre Production PracticumNotes for: THEA 289

THEA 289

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
THEA 150 Fundamentals of Design for the TheatreNotes for: THEA 150

THEA 150

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 270 Introduction to Lighting DesignNotes for: THEA 270

THEA 270

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 253 Introduction to Scene PaintingNotes for: THEA 253

THEA 253

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
THEA 250 Introduction to Scene DesignNotes for: THEA 250

THEA 250

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 456 Scenic Projects for ProductionNotes for: THEA 456

THEA 456

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100

3
Art H 111 (GA;IL) Ancient to Medieval ArtNotes for: Art H 111

Art H 111

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Total credits 14

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 450 Advanced Topics in Scene DesignNotes for: THEA 450

THEA 450

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 401Y (IL) Theatre History I: Ancient to 1700Notes for: THEA 401Y

THEA 401Y

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 481 Stage and Production ManagementNotes for: THEA 481

THEA 481

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 456 Scenic Projects for ProductionNotes for: THEA 456

THEA 456

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 470 Advanced Topics in Lighting DesignNotes for: THEA 470

THEA 470

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 460 Advanced Topics in Costume DesignNotes for: THEA 460

THEA 460

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 480 Advanced Topics in Technical Direction for the TheatreNotes for: THEA 480

THEA 480

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 280 Introduction to Technical Direction for the TheatreNotes for: THEA 280

THEA 280

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 285 Introduction to Sound DesignNotes for: THEA 285

THEA 285

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 456 Scenic Projects for ProductionNotes for: THEA 456

THEA 456

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
ENGL 202 (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 120 Acting INotes for: THEA 120

THEA 120

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 450 Advanced Topics in Scene DesignNotes for: THEA 450

THEA 450

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 454 Period Research for the TheatreNotes for: THEA 454

THEA 454

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 457 Scene Design for ProductionNotes for: THEA 457

THEA 457

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Art H 112 (GA;IL) Renaissance to Modern ArtNotes for: Art H 112

Art H 112

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 260 Introduction to Costume DesignNotes for: THEA 260

THEA 260

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 434 Introduction to Directing Notes for: THEA 434

THEA 434

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 485 Sound for Theatre ProductionNotes for: THEA 485

THEA 485

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 457 Scene Design for ProductionNotes for: THEA 457

THEA 457

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 459 Theatre Portfolio & Business PracticesNotes for: THEA 459

THEA 459

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
THEA 464 History of FashionNotes for: THEA 464

THEA 464

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 465 History of Fashion IINotes for: THEA 465

THEA 465

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 453 Advanced Scene PaintingNotes for: THEA 453

THEA 453

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
THEA 457 Scene Design for ProductionNotes for: THEA 457

THEA 457

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Total credits 11

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.
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Program Notes:  
*Art H 111 or 112 may double count for major.

+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:  See "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.

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