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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Design Concentration


Theatre and Dance, BFA
Design Concentration
*Sample Four Year Plan

First Year Fall Semester
SCH
First Year Spring Semester
SCH
APSU 1000-Transition to the University 1 THEA 1900-Drafting I (Pencil) 3
History Core 3 THEA 1500-Stage Management 3
THEA 1300-Acting I 3 Natural Sciences w/ lab Core 4
THEA 1600-Stagecraft I 3 ENGL 1020-English Composition II 3
ENGL 1010-English Composition I 3 THEA 2200-Script Analysis 3
THEA 2800-Theatre Production 1    
TOTAL SCH 14 TOTAL SCH 16
Second Year Fall Semester
SCH
Second Year Spring Semester
SCH
THEA 1700-Elements of Design/Rendering Tech 3 Natural Sciences w/ lab Core 4
THEA 3750-Scene Painting I 3 COMM 1010-Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Humanities and/or Fine Arts Core 3 Design Elective (Group I) 3
THEA 3800-Theatre Production 1 Design Elective (Group 2) 3
Math Core 3 THEA 3400-Directing I 3
THEA 3000-Make Up Design I 3    
TOTAL SCH 16 TOTAL SCH 16
Third Year Fall Semester
SCH
Third Year Spring Semester
SCH
Design Elective (Group 1) 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
History Core 3 THEA 4801-Theatre Production 1
Design Elective (Group 2) 3 THEA 3020-Theatre History II 3
THEA 3010-Theatre History I 3 Design Elective (Group 2) 3
Design Elective (Group 3) 3 Design Elective (Group 2) 3
    ENGL 2330-Topics in World Literature 3
TOTAL SCH 15 TOTAL SCH 16
Fourth Year Fall Semester
SCH
Fourth Year Spring Semester
SCH
Design Elective (Group 3) 3 THEA 4995-Capstone 4
THEA 4520-Careers 3 Design Elective (Group 3) 3
Design Elective (Group 2) 6 Design Elective (Group 2) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3 Humanities and/or Fine Arts Core 3
TOTAL SCH 15 TOTAL SCH 13
    Total Student Credit Hours for Degree 121

* Must complete a total of 39 upper division (3000-4999) credit hours.

Admission Criteria

  • Entrance into the BFA Theatre/Dance program is by way of a successful audition and/or portfolio review and interview.
  • Acting/Directing, Dance, and Musical Theatre students must submit a resume, head shot, two letters of recommendation, and up to date transcripts that indicate cumulative GPA of high school and/or previous college work at the time of audition.
  • Design students must submit a resume, personal photo, two letters of recommendation, and up to date transcripts that indicate cumulative GPA of high school and/or previous college work at the time of interview.
  • Scholarships are only awarded to students who have been officially admitted by the university.
  • Departmental scholarship applications are due by March 15. Scholarship applications for incoming students will be available at the audition and interviews.
  • Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major and 2.5 overall GPA to continue in the program.
  • Grades less than “C” will not be counted in the major.
  • Earning a grade less than “C” in any major course will cause the student to be ineligible for casting or other department production positions. If grades do not improve the student may be released from the program.
  • Continuation in the program requires an Annual Review. More than one negative review at any time in the program may lead to dismissal from the program.
  • Most Theatre/Dance classes are restricted to BFA/BA majors and minors. Exceptions must be approved by the Chair of Theatre/Dance.
  • All BFA Acting/Directing and Musical Theatre students are required to audition for all productions. Students must accept roles as cast. As an extension of classroom work, frequently BFA Design students will be assigned to a show and must accept the position.

Group 1: Design Elective - six (6) hours
THEA 3700 - Scenic Design I 3
THEA 3890 - Costume Design I 3
THEA 4300 - Lighting Design I 3

Group 2: Design Elective - twenty-one (21) hours
THEA 3550 - Stage Management II 3
THEA 3760 - Scene Design II 3
THEA 3850 - Costume Construction 3
THEA 3900 - Drafting II 3
THEA 4001 - Make UP Design II 3
THEA 4100 - Period Styles of Architecture 3
THEA 4150 - Period Styles of Costumes 3
THEA 4760 - Scene Design III 3
THEA 4790 - Lighting Design II 3
THEA 4850 - Scene Painting II 3
THEA 4890 - Costume Design II 3

 

Group 3: Theatre Elective - nine (9) credit hours
DANC 3880 - Costuming for Dance 3
THEA 1800 - Theatre Production 1
THEA 1880 - Theatre Performance Practicum 1
THEA 2000 - American Theatre 3
THEA 2880 - Theatre Performance Practicum 1
THEA 3080 - International Studies in Theatre I 3
THEA 3090 - International Studies in Theatre II 3
THEA 3100 - Non-Western Theatre 3
THEA 3601 - Special Topics in Theatre 3
THEA 3700 - Scenic Design I 3
THEA 3890 - Costume Design I 3
THEA 4200 - Independent Research 1-3
THEA 4300 - Lighting Design I 3
THEA 4350 - Acting IV 3
THEA 4550 - Roy Acuff Chair Seminar 4
THEA 4650 - Direction and Performance for the Camera
THEA 4700 - Topics in Women’s Theatre 3
THEA 4751 - Directed Studies in Theatre 1-3
THEA 4950 - Advanced Playwriting 3