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Major Requirements

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Major 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 113 DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS III 2
Technical Drawing Sequence I  
TEC 151 TECHNICAL DRAWING I 2
TEC 152 TECHNICAL DRAWING I 2
TEC 154 INTRODUCTION TO VECTOR WORKS 2
Principles of Design Sequence  
DES 141 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 4
DES 142 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 4
DES 143 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 4
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
Three Quarters of Lighting Technology 6
DES 240
LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY  
Three Quarters of Theatre Crew 6
TEC 107
THEATRE CREW  
Second Year
Lighting Design Sequence I  
DES 247 LIGHTING DESIGN I 4
DES 248 LIGHTING DESIGN I 4
DES 249 LIGHTING DESIGN I 4
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
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 Sequence I  
DES 271 DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE I 3
DES 272 DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE I 3
DES 273 DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE I 3
Third Year
Lighting Design Sequence II  
DES 347 LIGHTING DESIGN II 4
DES 348 LIGHTING DESIGN II 4
DES 349 LIGHTING DESIGN II 4
Theatrical Collaboration Sequence  
DES 641 THEATRICAL COLLABORATION 3
DES 642 THEATRICAL COLLABORATION 3
Production Practice Sequence II  
DES 371 DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE II 4
DES 372 DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE II 4
DES 373 DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE II 4
Fourth Year
Lighting Design Sequence III  
DES 447 LIGHTING DESIGN III 4
DES 448 LIGHTING DESIGN III 4
DES 449 LIGHTING DESIGN III 4
Design Electives  
Select three Scene or Costume Design from the following: 12
DES 241
SCENE DESIGN I  
DES 242
SCENE DESIGN I  
DES 243
SCENE DESIGN I  
DES 244
COSTUME DESIGN I  
DES 245
COSTUME DESIGN I  
DES 246
COSTUME DESIGN I  
Additional Design/Tech courses with approval of advisor and instructor
 
Theatre or Non-Theatre Elective 4
Select one course in consultation with advisor 4
Production Practice and/or Internship  
Select three of the following: 15
DES 471
DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE III  
DES 472
DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE III  
DES 473
DESIGN PRODUCTION PRACTICE III  
DES 490
DESIGN INTERNSHIP  

Additional Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
During the 3rd and 4th years of the major, students must complete four courses from the following list:12
DES 284
MODEL BUILDING
DES 285
MEDIA FOR DESIGNERS
DES 286
FIGURE DRAWING FOR THEATRE
DES 484
PHOTOSHOP FOR DESIGNERS
DES 485
PROJECTION DESIGN
DES 486
PORTFOLIO PREPARATION

Open Electives

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

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