Theatre Major, Production/Design Concentration (B.F.A.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Production & Design provides rigorous training with an intensive focus in theatrical design, production and technology, with areas of focus including scenic, costume and lighting design/technology, as well as stage management. The program is based in the Department of Theatre & Dance. For further information, go to: BFA Production and Design. (note: All Theatre & Dance majors must pass yearly juries/portfolio reviews and faculty evaluations for continuation in the programs.)

Curriculum Requirements


All university students must complete a set of General Education Requirements applicable to their specific degree. In addition, students pursuing the Theatre Major, Production and Design (BFA) must complete the major requirements listed below:

PRODUCTION/DESIGN CONCENTRATION

Complete 89 semester hours including the following 2 requirements w/a min 2.700 GPA. Mjr courses w/grades below C- must be repeated.

  1. CORE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 2 requirement(s):

    1. FOUNDATIONAL COURSEWORK

      1. Complete the following for 19 semester hours:

        THTR 140 Introduction to Design for Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
        THTR 151 Stagecraft: Production and Design (2 hours lecture, 5 hours lab) 3
        THTR 152 Basic Lighting Technologies for Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        THTR 153 Costume Construction I (2 hours lecture, 5 hours lab) 3
        THTR 154 Basic Sound Technologies for Live Performance (1 hour lecture) 1
        THTR 208 Play Script Interpretation (3 hours lecture) 3
        THTR 245 Drafting I: Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      2. Complete for 3 semester hours.

        THTR 155 Stage Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. Complete for a total of 8 semester hours.

        THTR 205 Rehearsal and Production: BFA Production and Design (1 hour lecture) 1
    2. SUPPORTIVE COURSEWORK

      1. Complete the following for 20 semester hours:

        ARHT 105 Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARHT 106 Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern (3 hours lecture) 3
        THTR 210 Theatre History: Classical to Elizabethan (3 hours lecture) 3
        THTR 211 Theatre History: Restoration to Modern (3 hours lecture) 3
        THTR 234 History of Style: Pre-History to Elizabethan (3 hours lecture) 3
        THTR 235 History of Style II: Restoration to Present (3 hour lecture) 3
        THTR 440 Senior Seminar: Production and Design (2 hours lecture) 2
      2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        THTR 330 Play Direction I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        THTR 480 Concept and Collaboration in Theatre (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
  2. AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

    Complete 36 semester hours from the following for specialization in one or more approved areas. See department for list.

    1.  

      ACCT 204 Fundamentals of Accounting (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARDW 201 Life Drawing, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
      ARTX 122 Culture and Appearance (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 150 Fundamentals of Makeup for Beauty and Fashion 3
      ARTX 151 Advanced Principles and Techniques of Makeup for Fashion and Beauty (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 152 Professional Level Challenges in Makeup Artistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 320 Dress and Fashion History, Prehistory to 1800 (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 321 Dress and fashion History, from 1800 to Today (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARTX 422 Apparel Design: Draping (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      ARTX 426 Apparel Design: Flat Pattern (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      ECON 202 Economics and Finance for Business Minors (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENTR 201 The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENTR 301 Creating Your Startup Business Model (3 hours lecture) 3
      ENTR 302 Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup (3 hours lecture) 3
      INBS 250 Introduction to International Business (3 hours lecture) 3
      INFO 301 Business Decision Making (3 hours lecture) 3
      MGMT 231 Management Processes (3 hours lecture) 3
      MKTG 240 Introduction to Marketing (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 105 Acting I (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 139 Stage Make-Up (1 hour lecture, 2 hours studio) 1-3
      THTR 160 Drawing and Rendering I: Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      THTR 239 Advanced Stage Make-Up (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      THTR 246 Drafting II: Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      THTR 250 Advanced Theatre Technology (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 252 Scene Design I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      THTR 253 Theatrical Sound Design (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 254 Costume Design I (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 256 Stage Management II (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 258 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 260 Drawing and Rendering II: Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      THTR 261 Digital Rendering for Theatre/Performance Design (5 hours studio) 3
      THTR 273 Fabric Dyeing and Painting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      THTR 345 Scene Design II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      THTR 346 Costume Design II (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 347 Lighting Design II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      THTR 348 Advanced Theatrical Sound Design (3 hours lab, 1 hour lecture) 3
      THTR 357 Advanced Lighting Technologies (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studuio) 3
      THTR 366 Stage Technique: Combat (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 381 Theatre Administration and Audience Development (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 382 Contracts and Law in Theatre (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 385 Production Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 403 Independent Study 1-3
      THTR 432 Special Topics in Theatre 1-3
      THTR 442 Theatrical Model Making (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 445 Advanced Scenography Studio (6 hour lab) 3
      TVDM 277 Audio Production for Film/Digital Media (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 373 MIDI and Digital Music Production (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 377 Sound Analysis and Design (3 hours lecture) 3
      TVDM 477 Sound Design for Film (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. 1 course from the following list may be taken.

      DNCE 262 Visual Media Design and Technology for Live Performance (3 hours lab, 1 hour lecture) 3
      THTR 262 Visual Media Design and Technology for Live Performance (3 hours lab, 1 hour lecture) 3
    3. Up to 6 semester hours of may be completed.

      THTR 247 Scenic Painting (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab) 3
    4. Up to 9 semester hours of may be completed.

      THTR 270 Advanced Costume Construction (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    5. Up to 9 semester hours of may be completed.

      THTR 272 Costume Crafts (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    6. Up to 9 semester hours of may be completed.

      THTR 354 Topics in Technical Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    7. Up to 16 semester hours of may be completed.

      THTR 490 Theatre Cooperative Education Experience 4-16

Course Descriptions:

ACCT204: Fundamentals of Accounting (3 hours lecture)

This course provides a foundation for non-accounting business majors. Topics covered include both financial and managerial accounting from a user perspective. Students will be exposed to the four financial statements and ethical issues in accounting along with other accounting reporting issues in the financial accounting phase of the course. Managerial accounting focuses on generating accounting data for internal business decision-making in today's increasingly competitive and complex business world. Students need to become familiar with the use of accounting data for both investment and credit decisions as well as strategic decision making for firms' operation. Major topics covered include financial statement analysis, budgeting, accounting-based decision making, and performance evaluation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100; Not open to BS Accounting Majors.

ARDW201: Life Drawing, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

Structure and proportions of the human figure. Study of skeletal and muscular structure, the figure at rest and in motion, isolated and in a setting. Expressive as well as analytical approach to drawing. Exploration of traditional as well as current techniques and media. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARHT105: Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval (3 hours lecture)

The history of Western art, architecture, and material culture from Prehistory through the Middle Ages: Paleolithic and Neolithic art; ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for Fine Arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Animation and Illustration, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design. Previous course ARHS 105 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT106: Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern (3 hours lecture)

The history of Western art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present: the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern Periods. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for Fine Arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Animation and Illustration, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design. Previous course ARHS 106 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARTX122: Culture and Appearance (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of dress in terms of cultural, social, psychological and economic influences. Clothing and adornment choices related to individual concerns, including aesthetic, physical and ecological factors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Personal/Professional Issues. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

ARTX150: Fundamentals of Makeup for Beauty and Fashion

An intensive training experience in the fundamentals of makeup for beauty and fashion. 3 sh.

ARTX151: Advanced Principles and Techniques of Makeup for Fashion and Beauty (3 hours lecture)

This course prepares students in advanced techniques of makeup for fashion and beauty. Principles of health, diet, makeup selection and application technique, and color selection will be covered. Extensive lab experience will help prepare students in technique and product selection for a wide range of special occasions, runway, photo, special skin types and tones. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 150.

ARTX152: Professional Level Challenges in Makeup Artistry (3 hours lecture)

An intensive experience-based course in professional level makeup artistry as practiced in the fashion and beauty industry. Topics include makeup for the camera, working with designers in fashion, and portfolio development. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 150 and ARTX 151.

ARTX320: Dress and Fashion History, Prehistory to 1800 (3 hours lecture)

The development of clothing; clothing usage in terms of social, economic and aesthetic backgrounds. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 298; ARHT 105 or ARHT 106; Fashion Studies major (FASH).

ARTX321: Dress and fashion History, from 1800 to Today (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of the development and consumption of dress in terms of social, economic, technologic, and aesthetic backgrounds. From 1800 to today. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 298; ARHT 105 or ARHT 106; Fashion Studies major (FASH).

ARTX422: Apparel Design: Draping (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Design principles and fabric properties; figure types; fashion interest. Draping fabric on a three-dimensional body and form for interpretation of design. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 120 and ARTX 298 and ARTX 320.

ARTX426: Apparel Design: Flat Pattern (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Flat pattern design in developing original designs for apparel. Basic pattern used to execute designs related to the use of fabric on a human form. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARTX 120 and ARTX 298 and ARTX 320.

DNCE262: Visual Media Design and Technology for Live Performance (3 hours lab, 1 hour lecture)

An introduction to the design and technology of visual media for live performance events such as theatre, dance, and concerts. Cross listed with THTR 262. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 150 or THTR 152 or DNCE 150; and DNCE 161.

ECON202: Economics and Finance for Business Minors (3 hours lecture)

This comprehensive course maintains a reasonable balance between the disciplines of economics and finance. It includes micro and macroeconomics as well as selected topics in finance. Economics underlines how market and non-market institutions can best allocate relatively scarce resources to promote individual and social welfare. Among other topics, students learn how one can measure in a precise way the responsiveness of the quantities bought and sold to changes in prices and other influences on buyers and sellers. They also explore how market economies operate by first working through the perfectly competitive model then turning to noncompetitive market structures. The finance portion of the course provides students with a basic professional background in both corporate finance and investment. They are exposed to the fundamentals of discounted cash flows valuations after they have been introduced to the time value of money in the most general sense. They also learn how to value major sources of financing for corporations such as bonds and stocks. This leads them to consider the most important techniques used by a firm to analyze possible investments to decide which ones are worth undertaking. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 106, MATH 109, MATH 114, MATH 116, MATH 122 or MATH 221. For Business minors only.

ENTR201: The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation (3 hours lecture)

This hands-on, highly interactive course is for all students interested in someday starting or owning a business or enterprise, or just exploring how entrepreneurs think and innovate. Students pursuing any major or discipline will benefit from the lessons and real-life stories of guest entrepreneurs. Students will explore creative problem solving and, in teams, develop and test problem solutions using an "opportunity discovery canvas" approach. Teams will receive guidance and feedback from instructors, mentors, and guest speakers. This course may be taken as a stand-alone course or as the first of three courses leading to a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ENTR301: Creating Your Startup Business Model (3 hours lecture)

This course takes students who have completed The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation course deeper into the process of startup enterprise development. The course is structured to be delivered in a concentrated format and taken in the same semester as (followed by) Course III, Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup. Teams of students will test their entrepreneurial ideas using a creative "lean canvas" approach to constructing a business model. Students will "get out of the building" and in a cyclical process of trial, feedback and retrial, modify or revise their models, and create prototypes or mockups of their proposed products or services. Each team will be assigned a mentor who is an experienced entrepreneur. The course will culminate in formal presentations by each team to a panel of instructors, mentors and entrepreneurs. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENTR 201.

ENTR302: Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup (3 hours lecture)

With this experiential course, students who have completed The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation (Course I) and Creating Your Startup Business Model (Course II) will conclude the series and earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. The course is structured to be delivered in a concentrated format and taken in the same semester as (following) Course II. Teams of students will work with instructors and mentors to further refine and validate their business models and product/service offerings and prepare formal "pitches" for potential investors and partners. Students will explore in greater depth the financial feasibility of their models, develop a sales and marketing "roadmap" and consider the range of funding options. Guest speakers will include venture capitalists and investors as well as crowdfunding experts and successful entrepreneurs. The course will culminate in a formal juried pitch competition open to university students, faculty and staff. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENTR 201.

INBS250: Introduction to International Business (3 hours lecture)

The course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the dynamics of the global economy, international trade and investment and their linkages with the U.S. economy. Students will learn the fundamentals and interrelationships among the components of international business operations. An emphasis will be on the role of multinational institutions and the cultural, economic, legal, and political environments facing businesses. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 102 or ECON 202.

INFO301: Business Decision Making (3 hours lecture)

The underlying theme of the course is business problem solving. This course engages students in employing tools from operations management and management information systems in the solution of business problems. Analysis of quantitative decision-making and information systems from the management point of view will be covered. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INFO 173 or CMPT 109; and MATH 106 or 109 or 114 or 116 or 122 or 221; or departmental approval. For Business minors only.

MGMT231: Management Processes (3 hours lecture)

To provide undergraduate students a review of classical and modern approaches to the managerial process as it relates to the manager's functions of planning, organizing, communication, motivation, leading, controlling, and managing change. Emphasizing new forces in the managerial environment such as workplace diversity and economic globalization, these reviews will be tied to the open-system model and the contingency approach as overall frameworks for understanding organizations and management. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

MKTG240: Introduction to Marketing (3 hours lecture)

This introductory course is designed to expose the student to the basic areas that comprise marketing as a discipline. Marketing is viewed as a process that must be integrated with all other business functions. The basic theories, concepts, language and tools of marketing are introduced, and illustrations of their applicability to the business as well as non-profit sectors of the national economy with increasing stress on the global realities which affect the marketing function are addressed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

THTR105: Acting I (3 hours lecture)

Basic introduction to acting for the non-major; involving exploration of one's self and experiencing inwardly; deepening the personal involvement and significance of actions; improvisation and exercises for perception, self-awareness and justification. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

THTR139: Stage Make-Up (1 hour lecture, 2 hours studio)

Appreciation of make-up through symbolic aspects and historic differences with regard to theatrical productions. Make-up materials and their uses; creating corrective and character make-up, mustaches and beards for a research or creative experience to compile a practical resource file. Course cannot be repeated; can only be taken one time for either one, two or three credits. Previous course THTR 278 effective through Spring 2014. 1 - 3 sh.

THTR140: Introduction to Design for Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

This course intends to develop students' understanding of textual interpretation as it relates to theatre design. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of ideas and the process by which visual metaphors are formed, developed and re-thought through the process of collaboration. Course includes text analysis, research, and the exploration of design ideas from a liberal arts point of view. Students are not expected to have strong technical skills. 3 sh.

THTR151: Stagecraft: Production and Design (2 hours lecture, 5 hours lab)

An introductory course in technical theatre, specifically scenic construction. A strong emphasis is placed on the development of both technical and conceptual skills. 3 sh.

THTR152: Basic Lighting Technologies for Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Introduction to basic lighting production skills in a studio environment. Topics include lighting, electrics, instrument processing, lighting systems. Strong emphasis is placed on developing practical skills (technical and conceptual). Students are also expected to research and report on the use of lighting in the industry. 3 sh.

THTR153: Costume Construction I (2 hours lecture, 5 hours lab)

Studies the practical function of the costume shop and the techniques and crafts used in the execution of costumes for the stage. Production work is included with discussions of pattern and fitting techniques. 3 sh.

THTR154: Basic Sound Technologies for Live Performance (1 hour lecture)

Introduction to basic sound production skills in a studio environment. Topics include: use of microphones, sound mixing, theatrical sound systems and use of special effects systems. Strong emphasis is placed on developing practical skills (technical and conceptual). Students are also expected to research and report on the theatrical industry. 1 sh.

THTR155: Stage Management (3 hours lecture)

A study in the organizational skills needed to document and manage a theatre or dance production from audition to final performance. May be repeated once for a total of six credits. Previous course THTR 255 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

THTR160: Drawing and Rendering I: Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

A drawing course aimed at developing skills necessary for rendering techniques for stage designs. Perspective drawing, the use of light, shadow, composition, landscape and the techniques in different media (such as pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, tempera), basic water color technique, color theory, and architectural sketching are included. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 140.

THTR205: Rehearsal and Production: BFA Production and Design (1 hour lecture)

Course involves intense practical work on departmental productions. Taken each semester in the BFA Production and Design Program. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: BFA Production/Design Majors only. THTR 140 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

THTR208: Play Script Interpretation (3 hours lecture)

An evaluation of the playscript in terms of the literary, technical and production elements essential to mounting it for performance. A consideration of both the fictional and the functional elements of playscripts. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Theatre. 3 sh.

THTR210: Theatre History: Classical to Elizabethan (3 hours lecture)

The development of the theatre from the Classical Greek through the Elizabethan period. Attention to plays, playwrights, theatre architecture, scenery, costuming, styles of acting and presentations; oral reports, lectures and demonstrations. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Theatre. 3 sh.

THTR211: Theatre History: Restoration to Modern (3 hours lecture)

The development of the theatre from the Restoration through the Modern period. Attention on plays, playwrights, theatre architecture, scenery, costuming, styles of acting and presentations of the period; oral reports, lectures and demonstrations. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Theatre. 3 sh.

THTR234: History of Style: Pre-History to Elizabethan (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the major styles in costume, architecture and decor of western civilization from pre-history to the Elizabethan age. Particular attention will be given to the influences and role of style, as used by designers, in theatre production. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 208.

THTR235: History of Style II: Restoration to Present (3 hour lecture)

An introduction to the major styles of costume, architecture and decor of Western civilization from Restoration to the present through video, films, television, artwork, music, museum research and site visits. This course will familiarize students with various research approaches and tools including the use of Internet, libraries, museums and historical sites. An emphasis is placed on the sources of research needed for theatre design. Part two of a two course sequence. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARHT 105 and ARHT 106.

THTR239: Advanced Stage Make-Up (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab)

A demonstration laboratory in planning and executing corrective middle-age, old age, stylized and other creations; three-dimensional make-up with crepe hair, latex, putty and dermawax; make-up crew supervision. Previous course THTR 378 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 278.

THTR245: Drafting I: Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Techniques in theatrical drafting that explore the mechanics of drafting through the solution of practical problems in floor planning, front and rear elevations; the use of different building techniques, materials and structures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 140.

THTR246: Drafting II: Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Advanced drafting techniques for theatrical designs including computer assisted drafting techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 245.

THTR247: Scenic Painting (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab)

The theory and practice of the general techniques of the scenic artist and the methods and materials used in this discipline. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Previous course THTR 352 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 140.

THTR250: Advanced Theatre Technology (3 hours lecture)

An advanced course in technical theatre. Examples of topics to be covered are mechanics, stage rigging, advanced construction techniques, pneumatics, hydraulics and electronics. Practical application in department of theatre productions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 150 or THTR 151.

THTR252: Scene Design I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Interpretation of dramatic texts towards the realization of effective stage designs. Styles and principles will be explored as well as the complete process which translates visual concepts into stage worthy designs. The use of different media: drawing ground plans, paint, front elevations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 140.

THTR253: Theatrical Sound Design (3 hours lecture)

Applications of sound design and reinforcement techniques in live performance. Primary focus on the role sound plays in enhancing theatrical design and production. Technical elements include system design, microphone selection and placement, mixing live theater/performance, and signal processing for live theater/performance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 152 or TVDM 170.

THTR254: Costume Design I (3 hours lecture)

A study of basic costume design for the stage, emphasizing the interpretation of dramatic texts in terms of characterization. Basic figure drawing and fabric study are included and the collaborative process which translates ideas to finished design will be explored. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 140.

THTR256: Stage Management II (3 hours lecture)

This course defines the responsibilities of the stage management position for various performance mediums including dance, opera, musical theatre and television. Content includes an introduction to the various unions involved in performance, the nature of collaboration and leadership and students will explore a variety of management styles. Previous course THTR 343 effective through Fall 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 155.

THTR258: Fundamentals of Stage Lighting (3 hours lecture)

The functions of light on stage; the use of lighting equipment. Application work in the Memorial Auditorium and the L. Howard Fox Studio Theatre. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 152 is a prerequisite and THTR 245 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

THTR260: Drawing and Rendering II: Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Advanced drawing and rendering for theatrical stage design. Includes work with color, the human figure and perspective as well as work with ink. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 160.

THTR261: Digital Rendering for Theatre/Performance Design (5 hours studio)

This studio course provides an introduction to the application of digital rendering methods to design for theatre/performance, including 2D, 3D and moving graphics visualization. Course objective is to synthesize and expand traditional drawing and painting methods with modern digital media-based applications. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 140 and THTR 160.

THTR262: Visual Media Design and Technology for Live Performance (3 hours lab, 1 hour lecture)

An introduction to the design and technology of visual media for live performance events such as theatre, dance, and concerts. Cross listed with DNCE 262. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 150 or THTR 152 or DNCE 150.

THTR270: Advanced Costume Construction (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

An advanced study of flat patterning, draping, tailoring, period cut and detailing used in the development of stage costumes. Construction projects and lab hours required. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 153 or ARTX 120.

THTR272: Costume Crafts (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

An introduction to costume crafts for the theatre including masks, puppet construction, millinery, armor, jewelry, shoe alterations, and wigs. Content varies by semester. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 153 or ARTX 120.

THTR273: Fabric Dyeing and Painting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

An introduction to techniques for dyeing and patterning fabric. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 153 or ARTX 120.

THTR330: Play Direction I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Principles of direction; selection and casting; exercises in composition and movement; scenes directed for class criticism; preparation of prompt book. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: All 100 and 200-level major requirements; and B.F.A. or B.A. Theatre majors only.

THTR345: Scene Design II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

A continuation of Stage Design I with emphasis upon specific forms of drama as well as opera and musical comedy. Includes the use of color with ink, acrylic and pastel. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 252.

THTR346: Costume Design II (3 hours lecture)

Continues the theories and skills introduced in Costume Design I. Advanced rendering techniques are explored as well as specific design problems related to opera, ballet, and other non-naturalistic theatrical forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 254.

THTR347: Lighting Design II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Advanced lighting skills in theatre and the related areas of dance, opera and the musical comedy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 258.

THTR348: Advanced Theatrical Sound Design (3 hours lab, 1 hour lecture)

Advanced course in the application of sound design and reinforcement techniques in live performance. Course is a continuation of Theatrical Sound Design and includes an extensive lab component. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 253.

THTR354: Topics in Technical Theatre (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Practical study of aspects of technical theatre including repair and maintenance of theatre equipment, welding techniques, rigging, prop design and construction. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 252.

THTR357: Advanced Lighting Technologies (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studuio)

This course will provide advanced study in lighting design and technology for this rapidly changing field. Topics will vary each semester dependent on changes in the industry. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 258.

THTR366: Stage Technique: Combat (3 hours lecture)

Stage use of sword-play, hand-to-hand combat and combat choreography with broadsword, epee, cudgel and staff among others. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 105 or THTR 115.

THTR381: Theatre Administration and Audience Development (3 hours lecture)

The initiation, development and continuing operation of the theatrical enterprise including methods of finance, budget and contract and methods of audience research and development. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 256.

THTR382: Contracts and Law in Theatre (3 hours lecture)

A study of the legal aspects of work in theatre including contracts and unions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 256.

THTR385: Production Management (3 hours lecture)

Study and compare aspects related to the management of theatrical productions in professional and educational theatre. The course will cover resource management, budget planning and tracking, labor union rules and regulations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 256.

THTR403: Independent Study

Proposals must be submitted for departmental approval prior to registration for the course. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BFA or BA Theatre majors only and departmental approval.

THTR432: Special Topics in Theatre

A selected aspect of theatrical theory and/or practice not included in the regular departmental offerings will be explored in depth. May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BA or BFA Theatre majors only and departmental approval.

THTR440: Senior Seminar: Production and Design (2 hours lecture)

Capstone course for Production and Design majors focused on resume, website and portfolio development. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies (THST); Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Production and Design (THPD) majors only with senior standing; and one 300-level course.

THTR442: Theatrical Model Making (3 hours lecture)

Three-dimensional design in theatrical model making. Exploration of the creative design process in working with construction models executed in paper, cardboard and clay. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 245 and 252.

THTR445: Advanced Scenography Studio (6 hour lab)

Advanced instruction and mentorship of realized design work assigned through department productions and/or through paper projects to further develop essential competencies and knowledge of process. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 345 or THTR 346 or THTR 347 or THTR 348 or departmental approval.

THTR480: Concept and Collaboration in Theatre (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Development of the collaborative skills needed between director and designer for stage and screen production. Student teams will develop directorial and design approaches to scripts through substantial analysis, research, and conversation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies (THST) majors only. THTR 330 or THTR 345 or THTR 346 or THTR 347 or THTR 348.

THTR490: Theatre Cooperative Education Experience

Upper-class undergraduate students may pursue a major portion of a semesters work under the supervision of an experienced professional practitioner as an assistant in an active, successful theatre, dance, speech or media center program. Departmental eligibility and approval must be secured by the mid-point of the semester preceding registration. Credit by arrangement. 4 - 16 sh.

Prerequisites: BA Theatre Studies and BFA Theatre, Acting, Musical Theatre, and Production/Design concentration majors only; and senior standing and departmental approval.

TVDM277: Audio Production for Film/Digital Media (3 hours lecture)

A fundamental workshop exploring the properties of sound as both a separate creative medium and as a supplemental tool for the visual image; studio and location recording, editing and mixing. Previous course TVDM 170 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110 and departmental approval.

TVDM373: MIDI and Digital Music Production (3 hours lecture)

Students will develop music production skills focusing on the technical aspects and creative uses of MIDI, standard music studio procedures, session management, and microphone placement/selection for capturing acoustic instruments. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 277 and departmental approval.

TVDM377: Sound Analysis and Design (3 hours lecture)

This production-oriented class will explore the aesthetics and techniques of sound design for radio, television, and film. Students will analyze professional sound designs in these media and create their own using both analog and digital technology. Previous course TVDM 270 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 277 and departmental approval.

TVDM477: Sound Design for Film (3 hours lecture)

A continuation of Sound Analysis and Design. This class continues to explore the aesthetics and techniques of sound design utilizing nonlinear digital recording techniques. Students will focus on signal processing techniques and creating original sound effects, Foley work, and dialog replacement. Students complete an original sound design for a film, television, or video game project, working with the producer/director to fulfill the artistic vision of the piece. Previous course TVDM 370 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: TVDM 377.