Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Theatre-Design and Technology Emphasis

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Theatre-Design and Technology Emphasis
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 23
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 1303Art History Survey I 23
Major core
THEA 1115Tech Build Crew1
THEA 1116Costume Crew1
THEA 1117Management Crew1
Select two of the following6
Intro to Scenic Technology
Intro to Lighting Technology
Intro to Costume Technology
Costume Construction
THEA 1364Beginning Acting3
THEA 2367Play Analysis3
THEA 3360History Of The Theatre I3
THEA 4360History Of The Theatre II3
THEA 4366Directing I3
Additional Required Courses
Select one of the following not taken for credit above3
Intro to Scenic Technology
Intro to Lighting Technology
Intro to Costume Technology
Costume Construction
THEA 2359Hand Drafting in Theatre3
THEA 3332Computer Rendering for Theatre3
THEA 3334Stage Costume Design3
THEA 3336Scenic Design3
or THEA 4330 Advanced Scenic Design
THEA 3337History Of Costume3
THEA 3362Lighting and Sound Design3
or THEA 4361 Stage Lighting
THEA 4365Portfolio Development3
THEA 4093Theatre Internship3
Theatre electives, at least 15 hours must be upper level21
Total Hours120
First Year
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II13Component Area III4
Component Area IX1THEA 1115, 1116, or 11171
THEA 1115, 1116, or 11171THEA 1330, 1331, 1332, 3335, or 33353
THEA 1330, 1331, 1332, or 33353THEA 23593
THEA 13643THEA 23673
 14 17
Second Year
Component Area VI3Component Area III4
Component area VIII3Component Area VI3
Component Area IX3Component Area VII3
THEA 1115, 1116, or 11171Theatre Electives3
THEA 1330, 1331, 1332, or 33353THEA 33343
THEA 33373 
 16 16
Third Year
Component Area IV3Component Area VII3
ARTS 13163ARTS 130323
THEA 33323Advanced Theatre Electives9
THEA 3336 or 43303 
THEA 3362 or 43613 
 15 15
Fourth Year
THEA 33603Component Area V3
THEA 43653THEA 43603
THEA 43663Advanced Theatre Electives6
THEA 40933 
Theatre Electives3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BFA in Theatre-Design and Technology Emphasis is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Creative problem solving taking into account  history, practical application, and personnel.
  • Present ideas and solutions verbally to others.
  • Practical skills in carpentry, electricity, and sewing- from beginning to advanced.  Advanced skills are dependent on the area(s) in which the student specialized.  Able to read ground plans.  Capability to create original designs in at least one area of emphasis that can be produced by a theatre. 
  • Work as a team member to solve a variety of problems.
  • Adaptability to guarantee that a job is done on time--meeting deadline is a must.