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Theatre Arts: Theatre Design & Technology (Scenic Design) - BFA


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Caine College of the Arts

Department of Theatre Arts

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  • For more information about Theatre Arts, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements  see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  of the student’s choice.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

Major Expectations: Students are expected to develop proper attitudes, habits, work standards and professionalism to move on to graduate studies or directly into the professional world of theatre.

Admission Requirements: Students are admitted through separate application, portfolio review, and interview with program faculty. Acceptance is competitive and not guaranteed.

 

Minimum Grade Accepted: B- in all courses for major

Minimum GPA for Admission and Graduation: 2.75

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1033: Beginning Acting (BCA)    3  

Core Course

General Education

Breath Creative Arts

THEA 1713: Playscript Analysis (BHU)   3  

Core Course

THEA 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)    3   Core Course THEA 2203: Costume Construction and Technology   3   Core Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Run Crew THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Run Crew
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  Course or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  Course  3

General Education

THEA 2560: Scene Design I   3   Emphasis Course
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   General Education Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  Course or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  Course  General Education
Quantitative Literacy (QL)  Course 3-4 General Education ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   General Education 
Total Recommended Credits: 16-17   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
Comments
Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1  

Practicum Requirement

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Emphasis Course
THEA 2570: Theatre Props and Crafts   3   Emphasis Course THEA 2510: Scene Painting   3   Emphasis Course

THEA 2575: Production Projects 

 
 1   Paint Assignment THEA 2540: Lighting Design I   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 2610: Directing I   3   Emphasis Course

THEA 2555: Production Practicum  

1   Practicum Requirement
Quantitative Intensive (QI)  Course  3 General Education THEA 2575: Production Projects   1   Props Assistant
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3

General Education

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3

General Education

Total Recommended Credits: 14   Total Recommended Credits: 14  
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Comments

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 3500: Drafting for Theatre II   3   Emphasis Course THEA 2520: Costume Design I   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3570: Historic Clothing (DHA)   3   Emphasis Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Practicum Requirement

THEA 3710: Theatre History and Literature I (CI/DHA)  

3  

Depth Course

CI Course

General Education

THEA 3560: Period Styles/Historic Interiors (DHA)   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 4555: Production Assignments   2   Scenic Charge

 

THEA 3720: Theatre History and Literature II (CI/DHA)   
3  

Depth Course

CI Course

General Education

THEA 4560: Scene Design II   3

Emphasis Course

THEA 4555: Production Assignments   2   Assistant Design
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  or Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  Course 3 Depth Requirement Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  or Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  Course 3 Depth Requirement
Total Recommended Credits: 17   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
Comments
Comments

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Practicum Requirement THEA 5910: Capstone Project    2 Core Course

THEA 4555: Production Assignments 

 
2   Prop Master Literature/History Elective  3 Core Course
THEA 5550: Rendering and Painting for Theatre Design   3   Emphasis Course Theatre Elective (upper-division) 3 Theatre Elective
Theatre Electives (upper-division)  6 Theatre Elective General Elective 6  
General Electives 2        
Total Recommended Credits: 14   Total Recommended Credits: 14  
Comments
General Electives are used to meet the university requirement of 120 total credits. These may be any courses, including additional theatre courses.
Comments
General Electives are used to meet the university requirement of 120 total credits. These may be any courses, including additional theatre courses.
  • Minimum GPA for Admission:  2.75 overall 
  • Minimum GPA for continuance in the program and for graduation:  2.75
  • Minimum grade accepted in all major courses:  B-
  • Major requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis unless only offered as pass/fail

Departmental Requirements:

  • Freshman and sophomore students usher for each department production they are not involved in as actor or run crew.
  • Attend production strikes as assigned. Strike crew calls are posted during performance week.

Required Theatre Arts Core Courses (21 credits)


Required Theatre Arts courses for all emphases and concentrations in the Department of Theatre Arts except those with an Acting emphasis. Acting students have a slight modification in their required core.

Theatre Practicum Requirement (6 credits)


  • 1 credit(s) Take a total of 6 credits of production practicum.
  • Note: Students may take Run Crew before completing THEA 1513  and THEA 2203  

    • Register for Practicum in the following areas:  
      • Costume (1 credit)
      • Paint & Props (1 credit)
      • Scenic (1 credit)
      • Run Crew (1 credit)

    *Lighting/Sound Practicum is available by special permission

Required Production Assignments (6 credits)


All design/tech students apply for production assignments in December/January for the following academic year. Assignments are made by the design/tech faculty. These assignments are in addition to the practicum requirement (THEA 2555 ) and are completed outside of practicum work hours.

  • 1 credit(s) (2 credits)
  • Scene Painting Assignment (1 credit)

    Props Assistant Assignment (1 credit)

  • 2 credit(s) (4 credits total)
  • Scenic Charge Assignment (2 credits)

    Prop Master Assignment (2 credits)

    Students take THEA 4555  three times: twice for Production Assignments credit (Scenic Charge and Prop Master Assignment) and once for Scene Design Emphasis credit (Assistant Scene Design).

Scene Design Emphasis Courses (13 credits)


Required Theatre Electives (9 credits)


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