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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 I Sequence:  
TEC 151 TECHNICAL DRAWING I 2
TEC 152 TECHNICAL DRAWING I 2
TEC 153 TECHNICAL DRAWING I 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 Theatre Crew: 6
TEC 107
THEATRE CREW  
Second Year
DES 250 MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 3
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
Scenographic Drafting Sequence:  
DES 252 SCENOGRAPHIC DRAFTING 3
DES 253 SCENOGRAPHIC DRAFTING 3
Scene Design Sequence I:  
DES 241 SCENE DESIGN I 4
DES 242 SCENE DESIGN I 4
DES 243 SCENE 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 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
Scene Design Sequence II:  
DES 341 SCENE DESIGN II 4
DES 342 SCENE DESIGN II 4
DES 343 SCENE DESIGN II 4
Scene Painting Sequence:  
DES 387 SCENE PAINTING 2
DES 388 SCENE PAINTING 2
DES 389 SCENE PAINTING 2
Theatrical Collaboration Sequence:  
DES 641 THEATRICAL COLLABORATION 3
DES 642 THEATRICAL COLLABORATION 3
Production Practice 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
Scene Design Sequence III:  
DES 441 SCENE DESIGN III 4
DES 442 SCENE DESIGN III 4
DES 443 SCENE DESIGN III 4
Design Electives: Select three Costume or Lighting Design courses from the following: 12
DES 244
COSTUME DESIGN I  
DES 245
COSTUME DESIGN I  
DES 246
COSTUME DESIGN I  
DES 247
LIGHTING DESIGN I  
DES 248
LIGHTING DESIGN I  
DES 249
LIGHTING DESIGN I  
Additional Design/Tech courses with approval of advisor and instructor
 
Theatre or Non-theatre Electives: Select one course chosen in consultation with advisor 4
Production Practice III and/or Internship: Select two of the following: 10
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 four courses from the following list in consultation with the major advisor:

Course Title Quarter Hours
DES 284
MODEL BUILDING
DES 285
MEDIA FOR DESIGNERS
DES 286
FIGURE DRAWING FOR THEATRE
DES 484
PHOTOSHOP FOR DESIGNERS
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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