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Major Requirements

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Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
Drawing for Designers Sequence  
DES 111 DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS I 2
DES 112 DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS II 2
DES 286 FIGURE DRAWING FOR THEATRE 3
History of Dramatic Literature Sequence (Arts and Literature Requirement)  
THE 204 HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE 4
THE 205 HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE 4
THE 206 HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE 4
Costume Technology I Sequence  
TEC 254 COSTUME TECHNOLOGY I 2
TEC 255 COSTUME TECHNOLOGY I 2
TEC 256 COSTUME TECHNOLOGY I 2
Make-up Sequence  
PRF 214 MAKE-UP 4
PRF 215 MAKE-UP 4
PRF 216 MAKE-UP 4
Principles of Design Sequence  
DES 141 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 4
DES 142 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 4
DES 143 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 4
Three Quarters of Theatre Crew  
TEC 107 THEATRE CREW (three quarters) 6
Second Year
Rendering for Designers Sequence  
DES 384 RENDERING FOR DESIGNERS I 3
DES 385 RENDERING FOR DESIGNERS II 3
DES 386 RENDERING FOR DESIGNERS III 3
Costume Technology Sequence II  
TEC 354 COSTUME TECHNOLOGY II 4
TEC 355 COSTUME TECHNOLOGY II 4
TEC 356 COSTUME TECHNOLOGY II 4
Costume Design Sequence  
DES 244 COSTUME DESIGN I 4
DES 245 COSTUME DESIGN I 4
DES 246 COSTUME DESIGN I 4
Survey of the Arts for Theatre Sequence  
THE 381 SURVEY OF THE ARTS FOR THEATRE 4
THE 382 SURVEY OF THE ARTS FOR THEATRE 4
THE 383 SURVEY OF THE ARTS FOR THEATRE 4
Production Practice I Sequence  
DES 271 DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE I 3
DES 272 DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE I 3
DES 273 DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE I 3
Third Year
Costume Design Sequence II  
DES 344 COSTUME DESIGN II 4
DES 345 COSTUME DESIGN II 4
DES 346 COSTUME DESIGN II 4
Costume Technology III Sequence  
TEC 454 COSTUME TECHNOLOGY III 4
TEC 455 COSTUME TECHNOLOGY III 4
TEC 456 COSTUME TECHNOLOGY III 4
Theatrical Collaboration Sequence  
DES 641 THEATRICAL COLLABORATION 3
DES 642 THEATRICAL COLLABORATION 3
Production Practice Sequence II  
Select two of the following: 8
DES 371
DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE II  
DES 372
DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE II  
DES 373
DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE II  
Fourth Year
Costume Design Sequence III  
DES 444 COSTUME DESIGN III 4
DES 445 COSTUME DESIGN III 4
DES 446 COSTUME DESIGN III 4
Design Electives  
Select three Scene or Lighting Design courses from the following (or other course chosen in consultation with your advisor): 12
DES 241
SCENE DESIGN I  
DES 242
SCENE DESIGN I  
DES 243
SCENE DESIGN I  
DES 247
LIGHTING DESIGN I  
DES 248
LIGHTING DESIGN I  
DES 249
LIGHTING DESIGN I  
Theatre or Non-theatre Elective  
Select one course in consultation with advisor 4
Production Practice III and/or Internship  
Select two of the following: 8
DES 471
DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE III  
DES 472
DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE III  
DES 473
DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE III  
DES 490
DESIGN INTERNSHIP  

Additional Courses

During the 3rd and 4th years of the major, students must complete three out of the following four courses, in consultation with the major advisor:

Course Title Quarter Hours
DES 284MODEL BUILDING3
DES 285MEDIA FOR DESIGNERS3
DES 484PHOTOSHOP FOR DESIGNERS3
DES 486PORTFOLIO PREPARATION3

Figure Drawing Elective

During the 3rd or 4th year of the major, students must complete one figure drawing elective from the following list, in consultation with the major advisor:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 218FIGURE DRAWING4
ART 318ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING4
ART 338FIGURE DRAWING IN CONTEXT4

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.​​​​​

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