The BFA concentration in Theatre Design, Technology and Management requires a significant number of theatre credits in addition to the general BA requirements. Students must select a track of emphasis for their course of study. The three tracks are Theatre Design, Theatre Technology and Theatre/Stage Management. Entry into this BFA is by interview with the faculty during the Fall semester of the student’s Sophomore year. See the CU Catalog for specific course requirements for the BFA in Theatre Design, Technology and Management.
In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences core requirements, students pursuing a BFA in Design, Technology or Management must complete up to 67 credits in Theatre and an additional 15 credits in other disciplines. Students choose only one of the above three tracks and take electives appropriate to that emphasis.
Students who choose this concentration must elect one of the three emphases (tracks): Design, Technology, or Management.
Requirements beyond the BA-THTR course work include:
THTR 2035 Design Fundamentals (3 credits)
THTR 4085 Theatre Management (3 credits)
THTR 4555 Production Studio (1-2 credits, repeated for a total of 6 credits)
4 Advanced Technical Theatre electives (as advised–total of 12 credits)
Electives outside the department in Drawing, Painting, Drafting, Sculpture, and/or Environmental Design (as advised–total of 6 credits)
Design/Tech/Mgmt total: 30 credits
BA Requirements: 52 credits
TOTAL: 82 credits
Frequently Asked Questions
- The department hires many undergraduate technical assistants to work in the costume and production shops building the season’s productions. They receive a monthly paycheck as well as waiver of 4 in-state tuition credits per semester.
- Awards and scholarships like the University Theatre Award, Talent and Creativity Scholarships, the David A. Busse Scholarship and the Mabel Gaiser Borgmann Scholarship provide thousands of dollars each year for students who demonstrate special promise.
- The department offers work-study positions within the production areas, as well as scholarships for academic excellence.