UMD Department of Theatre

The B.F.A. design/tech emphasis develops a strong general foundation in scene, costume and lighting/sound design; technical skills in the areas of scene and costume construction and light/sound implementation. The following is a suggested example plan for the B.F.A. Theatre, Design/Tech Emphasis program. It does not contain the liberal education requirements, and is in accordance with the UMD catalog.

B.F.A. Theatre, Emphasis in Design & Production

WRIT 1120 College Writing (3)

TH 1301 Stagecraft (5) or

TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5) or

TH 1501 Stage Lighting I (4)

TH 1351 Stage Rendering Tech (3)

TH 1801 Elements of Theatre (3)

SSP 1000 UMD Seminar (1)

TH 3371 Scene Painting# (3)

Freshmen Year

Fall

WRIT 1120 College Writing (3)

TH 1112 Acting I (3)

TH 1301 Stagecraft (5) or

TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5) or

TH 1501 Stage Lighting I (5)

TH 3331 Scene Design I (4) or

TH 3441 Costume Design I (3)

TH 3401 Costume Construction II# (3)

TH 3355 Computer Aided Design# (3)

LIB ED Course

Spring

TH 0901 BFA Qualifying Presentation (0)

TH 1301 Stagecraft (5) or

TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5) or

TH 1501 Lighting I (4)

TH 1451 Stage Makeup (3)

LIB ED Course

LIB Ed Course

TH 4331 Scene Design II (3)

Sophomore Year

Fall

TH 3331 Scene Design I (3) or

TH 3441 Costume Design I (3)

TH 3802 Script Analysis for Designers (3) or

TH Practicum (3)

LIB ED Course (3)

TH 3301 Craft Technologies# (3)

TH 1551 Sound Design# (3)

TH 3351 Theatrical Drafting# (3)

TH 4441 Costume Design II (3)

TH 4501 Lighting Design II (3)

Spring

WRIT 3110 Advanced Writing: Arts & Letters (3)

TH 3201 Stage Direction (3)

TH 4801 History of Theatre I (3)

TH Practicum (2)

TH 3352 Stage Rendering Tech II (3)

TH 3371 Scene Painting# (3)

LIB ED Course

Junior Year

Fall

TH 3501 Advanced Digital Tech (3)

TH 3802 Script Analysis (3)

TH 4802 History of Theatre II (3)

TH Practicum (2)

LIB ED Course (3)

TH 3355 Computer Aided Design# (3)

TH 3401 Costume Construction II# (3)

Spring

TH 4331 Scene Design II (3)

TH 4351 Portfolio Prep & Presentation (3)

LIB ED Course (3)

TH Practicum (2)

Senior Year

Fall

TH 4441 Costume Design II (3)

TH 4501 Lighting Design II (3)

TH Practicum (2)

LIB ED Course

TH 1551 Sound Design# (3)

TH 3351 Theatrical Drafting# (3)

Spring

*SFA Requirement:
1 course from the
following (also meets
a Lib Ed requirement):

Music:
MU 1001 Intro to Music (3),
MU 1111 Survey of American Music (3)


Art & Design:
ART 1001 Art Today (3),
ART 1000 Intro to Art (3),
ARTH 1303 History of World Art I (3), ARTH 1304 History of World Art II (3)


# emphasis electives,
italicized courses are offered every other year