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Theatre Arts

Graduate Programs

Option in Technical Theatre/Design (code THEAMF02)

This option requires work in a variety of skills development emphasizing the technological as well as the artistic aspects of design and execution. Continuous advancing assignments in productions for public performances are required.

Requirements

Concentration core classes:

  • Take all of the following:
    • THEA 517 Repertory Theatre I (4)
    • THEA 518 Repertory Theatre II (4)
    • THEA 519 Repertory Theatre III (4)
    • THEA 523 Theory/Practice of Contemporary Theatre (3)
    • THEA 524 Dramaturgy (3)
    • THEA 541 Portfolio Development (3)
    • THEA 544 Visual Concepts in Theatre Design (3)
    • THEA 550 Computer Graphics for Theatre (3)
    • THEA 552 Collaborative Studies (3)
    • THEA 584 Rendering and Painting for Theatre (2)
    • THEA 696 Aesthetic Theory and Conceptualization (3)
    • THEA 699 MFA Thesis/Project (3)

Costume Concentration: 60 units:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • THEA 546A Advanced Costume Design I (2)
    • THEA 546B Advanced Costume Design I (2)
    • THEA 556A Advanced Costume Design II (2)
    • THEA 556B Advanced Costume Design II (2)
    • THEA 656A Advanced Costume Design III (2)
    • THEA 656B Advanced Costume Design III (2)
    • THEA 540 Non-traditional Material Use in the Theatre (2)
    • THEA 554 Textile Applications in Theatre Design (2)
    • THEA 583 Theatrical Patterning Methods (2)
  • Take 5 units of electives.

Electives, with advisor's approval, can be taken from the University at large. Recommended electives include courses from Theatre Arts, Art, Art History, Music, and Design.

Scenery Concentration:

  • Take all of the following:
    • THEA 540 Non-traditional Material Use in Theatre (2)
    • THEA 545 Computer Aided Design for the Theatre (2)
    • THEA 554 Textile Applications in Theatre Design (2)
    • THEA 580A Scene Design I (2)
    • THEA 580B Scene Design I (2)
    • THEA 585A Scene Design II (2)
    • THEA 585B Scene Design II (2)
    • THEA 685A Scene Design III (2)
    • THEA 685B Scene Design III (2)
  • Take 4 units of electives.

Electives, with advisor's approval, can be taken from the University at large. Recommended electives include courses from Theatre Arts, Art, Art History, Music, and Design.

Lighting Concentration:

  • Take all of the following:
    • THEA 545 Computer Aided Design for the Theatre (2)
    • THEA 548A Advanced Lighting Design I (2)
    • THEA 548B Advanced Lighting Design I (2)
    • THEA 555 Virtual and Automated Lighting Design (2)
    • THEA 648A Advanced Lighting Design II (2)
    • THEA 648B Advanced Lighting Design II (2)
    • THEA 649A Advanced Lighting Design III (2)
    • THEA 649B Advanced Lighting Design III (2)
  • Take 7 units of electives.

Electives, with advisor's approval, can be taken from the University at large. Recommended electives include courses from Theatre Arts, Art, Art History, Music, and Design.