The Department of Theatre & Dance creates an environment that fosters artistic discipline, exploration, creativity, and interpersonal communication. The undergraduate programs provide a balance of theory and practice through which you’ll gain knowledge, critical insights, and performance skills. The department encourages production of student work and involvement in activities ranging from participation in productions to presentation of individual  creative work.

In addition to enriching the cultural life of the university community, the creative activities of faculty and students in the department contribute substantially to the practice, appreciation, and understanding of theatre and dance both within and beyond the boundaries of the state of Colorado.

The bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree program in theatre offers academic courses and training opportunities in all aspects of theatre. If you have a wide range of interests, and are thinking of double majoring, the B.A. program is appropriate. There is no audition for admission into the major.

The department also offers a more specialized and rigorous curriculum leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree for highly talented students who aspire to professional careers in theatre. You may choose among concentrations in performance; design and technology; stage management; and musical theatre. Selection criteria include talent, academic record, motivation, and letters of recommendation. Contact the department for audition information for these B.F.A. tracks. 

The bachelor of arts degree (B.A.) program in dance provides a general education by requiring a variety of practical and theoretical courses in dance. All students enter under the B.A. plan.

The bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) program in dance offers specializations in performance and choreography for highly talented and motivated students who plan to be professional dancers, choreographers, or teachers. The curriculum is demanding and requires a commitment to a high level of skill development and self-discipline. Contact the department for information on how to audition for the BFA in Dance.

Dance majors audition the first week of classes each semester for placement in technique courses.

Graduates may elect to pursue a career as full-time actors, playwrights, designers, technicians, directors, choreographers, teachers, and dancers. There are CU-Boulder alumni working as theatre and dance professionals throughout the country and abroad.

Theatre and dance graduates have a broad liberal arts background that is sound preparation for a variety of careers, both related to the arts and otherwise. Those interested in arts-related positions should consider employment opportunities with repertory theatre companies, arts councils, dance troupes, schools, studios, service agencies, local opera groups, and community festivals. Other students may decide to go on to professional study in theatre or dance, or to pursue certification in Pilates, Alexander Technique or other body therapies, or to work in areas such as business, law, or medicine.

Career Services (www.colorado.edu/career) helps students discover who they are, what they want to do, and how to get there. They are the bridge between academics and the world of work. 

Career Services offers free services for all CU-Boulder degree-seeking students, and alumni up to one year after graduation. Meet individually the staff to discuss major and career exploration, internship or job searching, and graduate school preparation.

During the academic year, the department offers ten to fifteen productions in its  season, with a variety of presentations in drama, musical theatre, and dance. In addition, there are many student-choreographed dance concerts and student-directed and designed theatre productions each year. These productions provide invaluable experience and exposure for aspiring performers, choreographers, directors and designers. The department brings in guest artists in both theatre and dance supported by the Roser Visiting Artist Program. Guests in dance are also supported by the Gail Pokoik Visiting Artist fund, and distinguished theatre artists are brought to campus, sponsored by the Roe Green Visiting Theatre Artist Residency. Professional directors, designers, actors, dancers and choreographers are brought to campus to teach classes, offer workshops, direct shows and choreograph dances for theatre and dance majors.

The department is especially proud to be the home of the internationally renowned Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF), one of two university-based groups in the world to have completed the entire canon of 37 plays. Full-scale productions of the Bard’s work are presented on campus each summer in the beautiful outdoor setting of the 1,000-seat Mary Rippon Theatre and in the 420-seat indoor theatre. Each year, actors, technicians, directors, and designers are selected from national and local auditions to be in the CSF Company. Many undergraduates are involved with festival presentations.

Facilities in support of departmental activities during the academic year include the University Theatre, where major productions are staged in a 420-seat house; the Loft, a theatre offering flexible staging and seating for between 75 and 150 people; the 150-seat Charlotte York Irey Studio Theatre for dance productions; and acting and dance studios. Scene and costume shop facilities accompany these spaces. Students have access to audio and video equipment, as well as  a digital audio and video editing lab. 

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers students a chance to work alongside a faculty sponsor on original research. Learn to write proposals, conduct research, pursue creative work, analyze data and present the results. For more information, call UROP at 303-492-2596, or on the web: http://enrichment.colorado.edu/urop/.

The Theatre and Dance Department offers numerous off-campus and summer production opportunities. The CU Moving Company and CU Contemporary DanceWorks (graduate students), student-driven dance troupes, tour statewide. The Theatre Outreach Tour travels the state each spring. Students also work regularly with the Colorado Shakespeare  Festival as actors, technicians and dramaturgs.

Independent studies on focused topics in scholarship and creative work are supported by regular faculty. In addition, dance and theatre students are encouraged to seek training and development opportunities off campus, in internships. Each spring, the senior showcase travels to NYC to audition for casting directors and agents.

As a theatre or dance major, you should not overlook the opportunity to study abroad during your undergraduate years, as your first-hand experience abroad can give you new insights into the performance of your craft. The university offers over 100 programs around the world. You may spend from a few weeks to a full academic year abroad, depending on the program selected. Credit counts as if you had taken the courses here, sometimes fulfilling core or major requirements. Language study is a prerequisite for participation in many programs, so early planning is essential.   

Further information about study abroad is available from the Office of International Education, which is located in the Center for Community, 303-492-7741, 
or on the web: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/.

Please speak with your advisor for specific recommendations; the following is intended to be a general outline only and there may be flexibility to this plan.

 Dance BA 4-year Plan
Average 30 credits per year.

 

First Year – Fall Semester
DNCE 1012
(2): Dance Production
DNCE 1027 (3): Dance in Culture
DNCE 1908 (1): First Year Dance Seminar
DNCE (2): Major Technique (Six hours required of DNCE 2021, 3041, or 4061)
DNCE 3035 (1): Production Practicum, Run Crew (fall or spring)
CORE (4): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science and Lab  http://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/student-resources/core-curriculum/natural-science)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Lower Division Written Communication)

First Year – Spring Semester
DNCE 1013
(2): Improvisation
DNCE (2): Major Technique (Six hours required of DNCE 2021, 3041, or 4061)
DNCE 3035 (1): Production Practicum, Run Crew (If not taken in Fall)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Quantitative Reasoning & Mathematical Skills)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science) 
Elective/MAPS (3)


Second Year – Fall Semester
DNCE 2501
(2): African Dance
THTR 1115 (3): Costume Technologies
THTR 4029 (3): Performance and Community Engagement
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Contemporary Societies)
Elective/MAPS (3)  

Second Year – Spring Semester
DNCE 2005
(3) Injury Prevention
DNCE (2): Technique Elective (ending in 1)
DNCE 3035 (1): Production Practicum
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Human Diversity) 
Elective/MAPS (3)
Elective/MAPS (3)


Third Year – Fall Semester
DNCE
(2): Technique Elective (ending in 1)
DNCE 3014 or 3024 (2): Rhythmic Skills for Dancers or Musical Resources for Dance DNCE 4036 (3): Dance Teaching Practices
THTR 3149 (2): Professional Orientation
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Upper-Division Written Communication)

Third Year – Spring Semester
DNCE
(2): Major Technique (Six hours required of DNCE 2021, 3041, or 4061)
DNCE 3033 or 3043 (3): Choreographic Resources or Choreographic Process
DNCE 4046 (1): Teaching Practicum
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: US Context)
Elective/MAPS (3)
Elective/MAPS (3)


Fourth Year – Fall Semester
DNCE 4017
(3): Dancing Histories
DNCE (1): Technique Elective (ending in 1)
DNCE 4939 (1): Dance Internship
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Fourth Year – Spring Semester
DNCE (1): Technique Elective (ending in 1)
THTR 4081 (3): Senior Seminar
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Historical Context)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Ideals and Values)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Please speak with your advisor for specific recommendations; the following is intended to be a general outline only and there may be flexibility to this plan.

Dance BFA 4-year Plan
Average 30 credits per year.

 

First Year – Fall Semester
DNCE 1012
(2): Dance Production
DNCE 1027 (3): Dance in Culture
DNCE 1908 (1): First Year Dance Seminar
DNCE (2): Major Technique (Six hours required of DNCE 2021, 3041, or 4061)
DNCE 3035 (1): Production Practicum, Run Crew (fall or spring)
CORE (4): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science and Lab  http://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/student-resources/core-curriculum/natural-science)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Lower Division Written Communication)

First Year – Spring Semester
DNCE 1013
(2): Improvisation
DNCE (2): Major Technique (DNCE 2021, 3041, or 4061)
DNCE (2): Technique Elective (Nine hours required, all courses ending in 1)
DNCE 3035 (1): Production Practicum, Run Crew (If not taken in Fall)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Quantitative Reasoning & Mathematical Skills)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science) 
Elective/MAPS (3)


Second Year – Fall Semester
DNCE 2501 (2): African Dance
DNCE 3014 (2): Rhythmic Skills for Dancers
THTR 1115 (3): Costume Technologies
THTR 4029 (3): Performance and Community Engagement
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Historical Context)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Human Diversity) 

Second Year – Spring Semester
DNCE
(2): Major Technique (DNCE 2021, 3041, or 4061)
DNCE (2): Technique Elective (ending in 1)
DNCE 2005 (3) Injury Prevention
DNCE 3033 or 3043 (3): Choreographic Resources or Choreographic Process
DNCE 3024 (2): Musical Resources for Dance
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science) 


Third Year – Fall Semester
DNCE
(2): Major Technique (DNCE 2021, 3041, or 4061)
DNCE (1): Technique Elective (ending in 1)
DNCE 3601 (2): Alexander Technique for Actors and Dancers
DNCE 4036 (3): Dance Teaching Practices
THTR 3149 (2): Professional Orientation
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: US Context)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Upper-Division Written Communication)

Third Year – Spring Semester
DNCE (2): Major Technique (DNCE 2021, 3041, or 4061)
DNCE (2): Technique Elective (ending in 1)
DNCE 3033 or 3043 (3): Choreographic Resources or Choreographic Process
DNCE 4046 (1): Teaching Practicum
DNCE (2-3): Performance course (See degree audit for options)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Contemporary Societies)


Fourth Year – Fall Semester
DNCE
(2): Major Technique (DNCE 2021, 3041, or 4061)
DNCE 4017 (3): Dancing Histories
DNCE 4053 (3): Advanced Composition
DNCE 4012 (1): Concert Production
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Ideals and Values)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)

Fourth Year – Spring Semester
DNCE
(2): Technique Elective (ending in 1)
DNCE 4037 (3): Contemporary Concert Dance
THTR 4081 (3): Senior Seminar
DNCE 5052 (3): Student Concert
Elective/MAPS (3)

Please speak with your advisor for specific recommendations; the following is intended to be a general outline only and there may be flexibility to this plan.

Theatre 4-year Plan
Average 30 credits per year.

First Year – Fall Semester
THTR 1011
(3): Development of Theatre 1
THTR 1019 (3): Theatre Foundations
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Human Diversity)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Lower Division Written Communication)
Elective/MAPS (3)

First Year – Spring Semester
THTR 1105
(3): Stage Technologies
THTR 1003 (3): Acting 1
THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Run Crew
DNCE (2): Elective (3 hours required)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Quantitative Reasoning & Mathematical Skills)
Elective/MAPS (3)


Second Year – Fall Semester
THTR 1115
(3): Costume Technologies
THTR 2105 (3): Intro to Performance Design
CORE (4): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science and Lab  http://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/student-resources/core-curriculum/natural-science)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Contemporary Societies)
Elective/MAPS (3)  

Second Year – Spring Semester
THTR 2021
(3): Development of Theater 2
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science) 
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: United States Context)
Elective/MAPS (3)
Elective/MAPS (3)


Third Year – Fall Semester
THTR 3149
(2): Professional Orientation
THTR Performance Course (3) (See Degree Audit for choices)
THTR 3035 (2): Production Practicum Tech Studio
DNCE (1): DNCE Elective course
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Historical Context) 
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Upper-Division Written Communication)

Third Year – Spring Semester
THTR
(3): Upper Division Elective
THTR (3): Lower-division or upper-division Dramatic/Global Literature course (see Degree Audit for choices)
THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Costume
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Ideals and Values)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)
Elective (3)


Fourth Year – Fall Semester
THTR 4021
(3): Development of American Theatre 4
THTR 4149 (1): Internship
THTR (3): Upper Division Elective
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Fourth Year – Spring Semester
THTR
(3): Upper Division Elective
THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Elective
THTR (3): Lower-division or upper-division Dramatic/Global Literature course (see Degree Audit for choices)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Please speak with your advisor for specific recommendations; the following is intended to be a general outline only and there may be flexibility to this plan.

Musical Theatre BFA 4-year Plan
Average 30 credits per year.

First Year – Fall Semester
MUSC 1101
and 1121 (3): Theory and Aural Skills Semester 1
PMUS 1105 (1): Keyboard - Musicianship 1
PMUS 1726 (2): Voice
THTR 1019 (3): Script Lab
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Human Diversity)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Lower Division Written Communication)

First Year – Spring Semester
MUSC 1111
and 1131 (3): Theory and Aural Skills Semester 2
PMUS 1205 (1): Keyboard - Musicianship 2
PMUS 1726 (2): Voice
THTR 1003 (3): Acting 1
THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Run Crew
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Quantitative Reasoning & Mathematical Skills)


Second Year – Fall Semester
THTR 1115
(3): Costume Technologies
MUSC 1802 (3): Introduction to Musical Styles and Ideas
PMUS 2726 (2): Voice
DNCE (2): Elective (4 hours required, See Degree Audit for chhoices)
CORE (4): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science and Lab  http://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/student-resources/core-curriculum/natural-science)

Second Year – Spring Semester
PMUS 2726
(3): Voice
THTR 3033 (1): Acting Practicum
THTR 3053 (3): Acting 2
THTR 2021 (3): Development of Theater 2
THTR 4039 (3): Musical Theatre Repertory
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science) 
Elective/MAPS (3)


Third Year – Fall Semester
PMUS 4157
(1): Opera Practicum or Vocal Chorus
MUSC (3): Non-Western Music History course (See Degree Audit for choices)
THTR 1105 (3): Stage Technologies
THTR 3035 (1): Costume Practicum
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: US Context) 
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Upper-Division Written Communication)
Elective/MAPS (3)

Third Year – Spring Semester
PMUS 4157
(1): Opera Practicum or Vocal Chorus
THTR 3011 (3): Development of American Musical Theatre
DNCE (2): Dance Elective course (See Degree audit for choices)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Ideals and Values)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)
Elective/MAPS (3)


Fourth Year – Fall Semester
PMUS 4137
(1): Opera Theatre 1
THTR 3035 (2): Tech Studio
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Historical Context)
Elective/MAPS (3)
Elective/MAPS (3)

Fourth Year – Spring Semester
PMUS 4147
(1): Opera Theatre 2
MUSC (3): Western History Music course (See Degree Audit for choices)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Contemporary Societies)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Other Major Courses/Prereqs/Pertinent Info.

  • Students should spread dance electives, production practicums (THTR 3035), and opera practicums (PMUS 4157) throughout the 8 semesters.  The elective theatre practicum may be an acting practicum if students are cast in a theatre show.  They must be cast in a College of Music performance in order to register for opera practicums.
  • The departments offer certain theatre and music courses only in fall or spring; check w/advisors.
  • Students take a test prior to first semester of music theory to determine placement.
  • Because there are so many lower division required courses for this major, students need to make sure they earn a minimum of 18 upper division credits in the major and use electives and Core requirements for additional required upper division credits.

Please speak with your advisor for specific recommendations; the following is intended to be a general outline only and there may be flexibility to this plan.ther Major Courses/Prereqs/Pertinent Info.

Theatre Performance BFA 4-year Plan
Average 30 credits per year.

First Year – Fall Semester
THTR 1011
(3): Development of Theatre 1
THTR 1003 (3): Acting 1
THTR 1019 (3): Script Lab
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Human Diversity)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Lower Division Written Communication)

First Year – Spring Semester
THTR 1105
(3): Stage Technologies
THTR 2021 (3): Development of Theater 2
THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Run Crew
DNCE (2): Elective (3 hours required, See Degree Audit for choices)
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Quantitative Reasoning & Mathematical Skills)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Historical Context) 


Second Year – Fall Semester
THTR 1115
(3): Costume Technologies
THTR 3013 (3): Studio 1 - Building a Character
THTR 2043 (3): Voice and Movement for the Stage
CORE (4): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science and Lab  http://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/student-resources/core-curriculum/natural-science)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Contemporary Societies)

Second Year – Spring Semester
THTR 3043
(3): Advanced Voice for the Stage
THTR 3023 (3): Studio 2 - Creating a Role
THTR 3033 (1): Acting Practicum
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science) 
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: United States Context)
Elective/MAPS (3)


Third Year – Fall Semester
THTR 3149
(2): Professional Orientation
THTR 4013 (3): Studio 3 - Acting Shakespeare
THTR 4033 (3): Advanced Movement for the Stage
THTR 4061 (3): Directing
THTR 3033 (1): Acting Practicum
CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Upper-Division Written Communication)

Third Year – Spring Semester
THTR 4023
(3): Studio 4 - Playing with Styles
THTR 4063 (3): Audition Techniques
THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Costume
DNCE (1): Elective (3 hours required, See Degree Audit for choices)
ENGL 3563 (3): Shakespeare
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)


Fourth Year – Fall Semester
THTR 4193
(3): Studio 5:  Senior Project
THTR 3033 (1): Acting Practicum
THTR 4149 (1): Internship
THTR (3): Upper Division Elective
THTR (3): Lower-division or upper-division Dramatic/Global Literature course (see Degree Audit for choices)
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)

Fourth Year – Spring Semester
THTR 4021
(3): Development of American Theatre 4
THTR 3035 (2): Tech Studio
THTR (3): Lower or Upper Division Elective
CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Ideals and Values)
Elective/MAPS (3)
 

Other Major Courses/Prereqs/Pertinent Info.

    • Students may work production practicums (THTR 3035) into the 8 semesters as they fit into their schedule with at least 2 credits completed by end of sophomore year.
    • Students only register for acting. practicums (THTR 3033) when cast in a departmental show.
    • Students may take dance credits any semester.
    • Department offers certain theatre courses only in fall or spring; check with advisor
    • Department holds auditions for BFA Performance program in the spring.  Prerequisite for auditioning is THTR 1003, Acting 1, so it must be taken during first year.
    • Students must take BFA studio courses in semester indicated above; it is preferable that they also take BFA electives in the indicated semester.
    • Students should put themselves on THTR listserve.  Instructions found on CU Theatre/Dance website.

    Please speak with your advisor for specific recommendations; the following is intended to be a general outline only and there may be flexibility to this plan.

    Stage Management BFA 4-year Plan
    Average 30 credits per year.

    First Year – Fall Semester
    THTR 1011
    (3): Development of Theatre 1
    THTR 1019 (3): Theatre Foundations
    THTR 1105 (3): Stage Technologies
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Human Diversity)
    CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Lower Division Written Communication)

    First Year – Spring Semester
    THTR 1003
    (3): Acting 1
    THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Run Crew
    THTR 2021 (3): Development of Theater 2
    THTR 1115 (3): Costume Technologies
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Historical Context) 
    CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Quantitative Reasoning & Mathematical Skills)


    Second Year – Fall Semester
    THTR 2105
    (3): Intro to Performance Design
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR 3035 (2) Production Practicum Tech Studio
    CORE (4): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science and Lab  http://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/student-resources/core-curriculum/natural-science)
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Ideals and Values)

    Second Year – Spring Semester
    THTR 3045
    (3) Stage Management
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Costume
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science) 
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: United States Context)


    Third Year – Fall Semester
    THTR 3149
    (2): Professional Orientation
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    THTR (3): Required Elective Outside Department (See degree audit for choices)
    CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Upper-Division Written Communication)

    Third Year – Spring Semester
    THTR 3035
    (1): Production Practicum Elective
    THTR (3): Upper Division Elective
    THTR (3): Lower-division or upper-division Dramatic/Global Literature course (see Degree Audit for choices)
    THTR 3085 (3): Theatre Management
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)


    Fourth Year – Fall Semester
    THTR 4021
    (3): Development of American Theatre 4
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR (3): Upper-division Dramatic/Global Literature course (see Degree Audit for choices)
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    DNCE (3): Dance Elective
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Contemporary Societies)

    Fourth Year – Spring Semester
    THTR 4149
    (1): Internship
    THTR (3): Upper Division Elective
    THTR (3): Required Elective Outside Department (See degree audit for choices)
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)
    Elective (3)

    Please speak with your advisor for specific recommendations; the following is intended to be a general outline only and there may be flexibility to this plan.

    Theatre Design/Tech BFA
    Average 30 credits per year.

    First Year – Fall Semester
    THTR 1011
    (3): Development of Theatre 1
    THTR 1019 (3): Theatre Foundations
    THTR 1105 (3): Stage Technologies
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Human Diversity)
    CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Lower Division Written Communication)

    First Year – Spring Semester
    THTR 1003
    (3): Acting 1
    THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Run Crew
    THTR 2021 (3): Development of Theater 2
    THTR 1115 (3): Costume Technologies
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Historical Context) 
    CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Quantitative Reasoning & Mathematical Skills)


    Second Year – Fall Semester
    THTR 2105
    (3): Intro to Performance Design
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR 3035 (2) Production Practicum Tech Studio
    CORE (4): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science and Lab)
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Ideals and Values)

    Second Year – Spring Semester
    THTR 3045
    (3) Stage Management or other Design/Tech course
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR 3035 (1): Production Practicum Costume
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science) 
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: United States Context)


    Third Year – Fall Semester
    THTR 3149
    (2): Professional Orientation
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    THTR (3): Required Elective Outside Department (See degree audit for choices)
    CORE (3): Skills Acquisition (example: Upper-Division Written Communication)

    Third Year – Spring Semester
    THTR 3035
    (1): Production Practicum Elective
    THTR (3): Upper Division Elective
    THTR (3): Lower-division or upper-division Dramatic/Global Literature course (see Degree Audit for choices)
    THTR 3085 (3): Theatre Management
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)


    Fourth Year – Fall Semester
    THTR 4021
    (3): Development of American Theatre 4
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR (3): Upper-division Dramatic/Global Literature course (see Degree Audit for choices)
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    DNCE (3): Dance Elective
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Contemporary Societies)

    Fourth Year – Spring Semester
    THTR 4149
    (1): Internship
    THTR (3): Design/Tech Required Course (see degree audit for options)
    THTR (3): Required Elective Outside Department (See degree audit for choices)
    THTR 4555 (1): Production Studio (5 credits required)
    CORE (3): Content Area of Study (example: Natural Science)
    Elective (3)