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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design

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B.F.A. in Theatre Design Degree Requirements

The program leading to the B.F.A. degree in theatre design is offered cooperatively by the School of the Arts and the Department of Theatre. A minimum of 120 hours is required, including 75 hours of major program course work.

Foundations: Art and Design (12 hours)
Core Theatre Courses (30 hours)
Theatre Design Concentration (33 hours)
  • THR 116 Scenographic Techniques (3)
  • THR 316 Beginning Scene Design (3)
  • THR 320 Beginning Costume Design (3)
  • THR 324 Beginning Lighting Design (3)
  • Theatre design electives from an approved list (9)
  • History of art (HA 150 and HA 151) (6)
  • History of art or architecture electives (6)
College Courses (30 hours)

General Electives

  • Additional credit hours of general electives are needed to meet the minimum total hours required for graduation.


By the beginning of the junior year, the student must select 1 of the following concentrations within the major:

  • Scene design,
  • Costume design, or
  • Lighting design and production.

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