Recognizing the importance of designers, craftsmen, and managers as collaborators in the performing arts, the School of Design and Production offers a unique and comprehensive program of instruction and practice in 12 different concentrations in theatrical design,production, management, and theatre crafts. Students design and execute the sets, properties,costumes, lighting, wigs, makeup, and sound, and manage all production aspects for more than 20 shows each year. Design and Production works hand-in-hand with the schools of Dance, Drama, Filmmaking, and Music in mounting their productions and projects, including operas, musicals, plays, films, ballets and contemporary dance performances.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Requirements
The B.F.A. requires 96 to 112 credit hours in courses in Design and Production and other related arts areas, and must include 48 credit hours in production.
The B.F.A. also requires 30-36 credit hours in academic courses, which must include GES 101,102, 103; GES 120; GES 211, 212, 213; THH 241, 242, 243; LIT 290; one Math/Science elective; one Social Science elective; and one Literature/Philosophy elective. ARH 101, 102, 103 is required for students in the Scene Design, Scene Painting, and Stage Properties.