Theatre B.F.A. - Design & Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre; Design & Technology Concentration

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 76

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Note: Students who intend to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in the Acting, Design & Technology, or Musical Theatre Performance concentrations will normally enter the University as Bachelor of Arts students in Theatre.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Core

15

Upper-Division Core

6

Design & Technology Concentration

55

Total Hours

76


Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 15 total credits required.

Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

THTR 103

Introduction to House Management

1

THTR 106

Theatre Production I: Run Crew

1

THTR 202

Stagecraft I

3

THTR 220

Acting I

3

THTR 235L

Dramatic Literature

3

Total Hours

11

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience I

Note: Students may select one of the following shop sections:

  • Scene Shop

  • Costume Shop

  • Light Shop

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 107A

Theatre Production I: Construction Crew

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

First-Year Seminar

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

1

C&I 194

Freshman Seminar I

DANC 194

Seminar: First Year

THTR 194

Seminar: First Year

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Theatre History

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 330H

Theatre History I

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

MUSI 416

Topics in Music History

MUSI 417

Cultural Studies in Music

THTR 331

Theatre History II

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Design & Technology Concentration

Note: Students who intend to pursue the Design & Technology concentration will normally enter the University as Bachelor of Arts students in Theatre with a focus in pre-Design & Technology. They should then declare intent to pursue the BFA degree no later than the middle of the second semester of a four-year program. Students wishing to pursue a BFA in Theatre in the Design & Technology concentration must: 

  • Complete a one-year residency at the UM-Missoula campus which includes a minimum of 12 credits in Design & Technology.

  • Attain a cumulative 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in Design & Technology coursework.

  • Present a theatre resume and portfolio consisting of class and production work.

  • Prepare a written statement explaining their educational and professional goals.

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 55 total credits required.

Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

THTR 102A

Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THTR 155

Drawing Fundamntls for Theatre

3

THTR 206

Theat Prod II: Run Crew

1

THTR 255

Drafting for Theatre I

3

THTR 370

Stage Management I

2

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experiences

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses:

Shop Experience II and III - Complete 2 of the following: Scene Shop, Costume Shop, or Light Shop

THTR 107A

Theat Prod I: Constr Crew

6

Shop Experience IV - Select shop in primary area of emphasis after completing Shop Experiences I-III.

THTR 307

Production Construction I

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Drafting Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

THTR 345

Flat Pattern Des & Drafting

THTR 355

Computer Aid Draft & Appl

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Junior Project

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

2

THTR 308

Production Team I

THTR 309

Production Design I

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

THTR 408

Production Team II

THTR 409

Production Design II

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Design & Technology Electives

Notes:

  • Courses should be selected based on primary and secondary areas of interest in consultation with an advisor.

  • A minimum of 12 credits must be upper-division.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 26 elective credits in consultation with an advisor. 12 credits must be upper-division.

26

Total Hours

26

Minimum Required Grade: C-