Theatrical Production and Design - B.F.A. Degree

Department of Theatre and Dance

Office: 212 Rockefeller Arts Center

(716) 673-3596

Sam Kenney, Chairperson

Email: theatre.dance@fredonia.edu

Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/theatredance 

Major Requirements

Core Courses:

THEA 100Theatre Majors Seminar

1

THEA 101Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 102Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 121Introduction to Technical Theatre

3

THEA 125Drawing and Drafting for the Theatre

3

THEA 133Introduction to Acting

3

THEA 201Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 202Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 220Makeup

1

THEA 221Digital Tools for the Performing Arts

3

THEA 222Stagecraft I

3

THEA 223Lighting and Sound Technology

3

THEA 226Scene Painting I

3

THEA 228Costume Construction I

3

THEA 301Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 302Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 303Rendering Technique I

3

THEA 304Rendering Technique II

3

THEA 315The Dramatic Imagination

3

THEA 324Lighting Design I

3

THEA 326Scene Design I

3

THEA 327Costume Design I

3

THEA 334Digital Tools for the Performing Arts II

3

THEA 381Technical Theatre Seminar

0.5

THEA 401Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 402Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 436Design/Technical Production

1-3

THEA 441Directing I: Principles of Directing

3

THEA 451World Theatre in Context I

3

THEA 452World Theatre in Context II

3

THEA 481Senior Projects Seminar

1

THEA 499Performance/Production Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:74

NOTE:

  • THEA 381 is a .5 credit course, to be taken six (6) times
  • THEA 436 is a variable-credit course that must be taken for a minimum of three (3) total credits
  • Theatrical Production and Design majors must earn a cumuluative GPA of 3.0 in the major to successfully complete the degree
  • Theatrical Producation and Design majors must earn a grade of C - or better in all core and focus-requirement courses.  This does not apply to electives within the area of focus.  

In addition to the core courses listed above, students are advised to take a desired Area of Focus: Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, or Technical Direction. They should choose an area by the end of the sophomore year. 

Costume Design:

Required Courses:

THEA 319Costume Construction II

3

THEA 321Costume Crafts, Dyeing and Painting

3

THEA 325History of Costume

3

THEA 328Costume Design II

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Elective Courses:

ARTH 101Art in Culture from Prehistory to 1400

3

ARTH 102Art in Culture from 1400 to the Present

3

ARTS 105Foundations in Drawing

3

THEA 245Sound for the Theatre

3

THEA 322Stagecraft II

3

THEA 337Properties for the Stage

3

THEA 339Stage Management

3

THEA 384History of Architecture and Decor for Theatre

3

THEA 420Special Studies in Technical Theatre

3

THEA 426Scene Design II

3

THEA 427Scene Painting II

3

THEA 429Lighting Design II

3

THEA 460Performing Arts Organization and Management

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Lighting Design:

Required Courses:

THEA 245Sound for the Theatre

3

THEA 420Special Studies in Technical Theatre

3

THEA 429Lighting Design II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Elective Courses:

ARTH 101Art in Culture from Prehistory to 1400

3

ARTH 102Art in Culture from 1400 to the Present

3

ARTS 105Foundations in Drawing

3

THEA 319Costume Construction II

3

THEA 322Stagecraft II

3

THEA 325History of Costume

3

THEA 328Costume Design II

3

THEA 337Properties for the Stage

3

THEA 339Stage Management

3

THEA 384History of Architecture and Decor for Theatre

3

THEA 420Special Studies in Technical Theatre

3

THEA 426Scene Design II

3

THEA 427Scene Painting II

3

THEA 460Performing Arts Organization and Management

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Scene Design:

Required Courses:

THEA 337Properties for the Stage

3

or

THEA 384History of Architecture and Decor for Theatre

3

THEA 426Scene Design II

3

THEA 427Scene Painting II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Elective Courses:

ARTH 101Art in Culture from Prehistory to 1400

3

ARTH 102Art in Culture from 1400 to the Present

3

ARTS 105Foundations in Drawing

3

THEA 245Sound for the Theatre

3

THEA 319Costume Construction II

3

THEA 322Stagecraft II

3

THEA 325History of Costume

3

THEA 337Properties for the Stage

3

or

THEA 384History of Architecture and Decor for Theatre

3

THEA 429Lighting Design II

3

THEA 460Performing Arts Organization and Management

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Technical Direction:

Required Courses:

THEA 245Sound for the Theatre

3

or

THEA 339Stage Management

3

THEA 322Stagecraft II

3

THEA 422Stagecraft III

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Elective Courses:

ARTH 101Art in Culture from Prehistory to 1400

3

ARTH 102Art in Culture from 1400 to the Present

3

ARTS 105Foundations in Drawing

3

THEA 245Sound for the Theatre

3

THEA 319Costume Construction II

3

THEA 325History of Costume

3

THEA 328Costume Design II

3

THEA 337Properties for the Stage

3

THEA 339Stage Management

3

THEA 384History of Architecture and Decor for Theatre

3

THEA 420Special Studies in Technical Theatre

3

THEA 426Scene Design II

3

THEA 427Scene Painting II

3

THEA 429Lighting Design II

3

THEA 460Performing Arts Organization and Management

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 92

NOTE:

  • All majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance are expected to carry a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their major program, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.