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As part of the Bachelor of Arts in Drama, students may choose a concentration in Design and Technical Theatre. Our Design/technical students have the opportunity to specialize in costuming, lighting, sound or scenic work.  We provide opportunities for main stage designs and major technical assignments throughout the academic year.  


In addition to the university core classes, Design/technical students take:

Core Drama Classes 

DR 241 Acting
DR 242 Introduction to the Theatre
DR 250, 350, and 450 Student’s Theatre (scenic, costume, lighting)
DR 284 Stage Crafts
DR 342 Directing
DR 361 and 362 Theatre History I and II
DR 375 Stage Management
DR 463 Dramatic Theory
DR 490 Senior Practicum
EH 373 or EH 410 20th Cent Drama/American Drama

6 hours of Design/technical support courses

DR 243 Play Analysis for Designers
DR 270 Computer Graphics for Theatre

6 hours of Design

DR 371 Theatrical (Scenic) Design I
DR 372 Theatrical (Scenic) Design II
DR 377 Costume Design I
DR 378 Costume Design II
DR 386 Stage Lighting
DR 389 Sound Design
DR 486 Stage Lighting II

6 hours of Design/technical electives

See the catalog for the full list. Examples include Stage carpentry, Scene painting, Costume techniques and Stage Make-up I and II.


Design/Technology Concentration Plan of Study

Design/Technology Concentration Advising Checklist


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