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Major Requirements

First Year

  • History of Dramatic Literature Sequence (Arts and Literature Requirement):
    • THE204 History of Dramatic Literature
    • THE205 History of Dramatic Literature
    • THE206 History of Dramatic Literature
  • Principles of Design Sequence:
    • DES141 Principles of Design
    • DES142 Principles of Design
    • DES143 Principles of Design
  • Wig and Makeup Design & Technology I Sequence:
    • DES2XX Wig and Makeup Design & Technology I (PRF214 Make-up)
    • DES2XX Wig and Makeup Design & Technology I (PRF215 Make-up)
    • DES2XX Wig and Makeup Design & Technology I (PRF216 Make-up)
  • TEC254 Introduction to Costume Technology
  • TECH256 Costume Crafts: Painting and Dyeing
  • Three academic quarters of Theatre Crew:
    • TEC107 Theatre Crew

Second Year

  • Rendering for Designers Sequence:
    • DES384 Rendering for Designers I
    • DES385 Rendering for Designers II
    • DES386 Rendering for Designers III
  • Wig and Makeup Design & Technology II Sequence:
    • DES3XX Wig and Makeup Design & Technology II
    • DES3XX Wig and Makeup Design & Technology II
    • DES3XX Wig and Makeup Design & Technology II
  • DES2XX Introduction to Costume Design
  • TECH255 Costume Crafts: General Crafts
  • DES3XX History of Costume, Hair, and Makeup 1
  • DES3XX History of Costume, Hair, and Makeup 2
  • Production Practice I Sequence:
    • DES271 Design Production Practice I
    • DES272 Design Production Practice I
    • DES273 Design Production Practice I

Third Year

  • Wig and Makeup Design & Technology III Sequence:
    • DES4XX Wig and Makeup Design & Technology III
    • DES4XX Wig and Makeup Design & Technology III
    • DES4XX Wig and Makeup Design & Technology III
  • Theatrical Collaboration Sequence:
    • DES641 Theatrical Collaboration
    • DES642 Theatrical Collaboration
  • Survey of the Arts for Theatre Sequence:
    • THE381 Survey of the Arts for Theatre
    • THE382 Survey of the Arts for Theatre
    • THE383 Survey of the Arts for Theatre
  • TEC454 Costume Crafts: Millinery
  • Production Practice II Sequence (choose two):
    • DES371 Design Production Practice II
    • DES372 Design Production Practice II
    • DES373 Design Production Practice II

Fourth Year

  • DESXXX Portaiture for the Wig and Makeup Artist
  • DES320 Advanced Makeup
  • Production Practice III Sequence (choose two):
    • DES471 Design Production Practice III
    • DES472 Design Production Practice III
    • DES473 Design Production Practice III
    • DES490 Design Internship

Design/Tech Electives

During the third and fourth year of the major, students must complete 14 credits in Design or Technology Electives chosen from the following list or in consultation with their advisor:
  • DES484 Photoshop for Designers
  • DES486 Portfolio Preparation
  • DES285 Media for Designers
  • Advanced coursework in Costume Technology or Costume Design

Open Electives

Open elective credits is also required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 credit hours. Students will take most of these additional credits through Liberal Studies requirements, but elective credit may also be applied toward a minor.