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Design & Technology Concentration

The purpose of the B.F.A. in Theatre (Design & Technology) is to prepare the student for the professional life as a designer in a way that allows the student to understand the connection between the various areas of design and technical theatre, and the link between theatre and film.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
I1: FL 1001

Elementary Foreign Language I

3
F: THEA 2290

Stage & Film Craft I

3
F: THEA 1100

Theatre Appreciation

3
F: THEA 1111

Performance & Production

1
I2: XIDS 2002

Theatre & Entertainment

2

Milestone:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
M: MATH 1001

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning

3
A2: FL 1002 

Elementary Foreign Language II

3
F: THEA 2100

Play Analysis

3
THEA 2224

Drafting

3
F: THEA 1112

Performance & Production

1
THEA 1000

Theatre Laboratory

0

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • FL complete.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
S1: HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
THEA 2315 OR FILM 2XXX

Rendering Styles

3
THEA 2310

Stage Makeup

2
F: THEA 2291

Developing a Character

3
F: THEA 2111

Performance and Production

1
I2: Institutional Options

(If not taken already)

2

Milestone:

  • First semester of THEA 2900; must pass to continue in BFA.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 2214

Concepts in Theatre & Film Design

3
THEA 2215

Intro to Lighting, Sound, and Media Tech

3
P1: HIST 2111 OR 2112

US History

2
P2 POLS 1101

American Government

3
F: THEA 2112

Performance and Production

1
THEA 2900

Sophomore Assessment

0
T2: Non-lab Science 3

Milestone:

  • Must pass THEA 2900 to continue in BFA.

13 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 29 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 3111

Performance and Production

1
THEA 2325

Costume Technology

3
THEA 2550

Stage Management

3
THEA 3212

Period Styles in Design

3
S2: Social Science 3
T3: Non-lab Science 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 3415 OR Elective

Playwriting I: Devised Theatre

3
THEA 3290

Costume Design

3
THEA 3394

Directing

3
THEA 3201

Stage & Film Craft II

3
THEA 3900

Junior Assessment

0
T1: Science + Lab 4

16 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 32 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 3112

Performance and Production

1
THEA 3357

Theatre History I

3
THEA 4415 OR Elective

Playwriting 2

3
THEA 3214

Scenic Design

3
THEA 3215

Lighting Design

3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 4485 OR 4486

Special Topics in Theatre or Internship

3
THEA 4457

Theatre History II

3
THEA 4111

Production and Performance Capstone

3
THEA 4301

Solutions in Design & Technology

3
A1: XIDS 2100

Arts and Ideas: Special Topics

3

13 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 28 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • Students come into the Theatre Major in the BA program. To become a BFA candidate, students must have a 2.5 GPA in their first 30 credit hours of courses and a 3.0 GPA in their Theatre courses. They must take Theatre 2900 twice and pass portfolio review in front of a faculty committee to be admitted into the BFA in Theatre (Design/Technology) program. They must then take on a major design once per year until they graduate.

 

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Sign up for the Theatre Learning Community for your first fall and spring semesters.
  • Take the XIDS 2002: Theatre and Collaboration Cornerstone Course in your first fall semester.
  • Get to know the Theatre Company! Take THEA 1000 Theatre Laboratory in your first spring semester.

Middle Years:

  • If you choose and qualify to be a BFA candidate, take THEA 2900 sophomore assessment (Actors take THEA 2291 and/or take THEA 2292 in your second year. Designers take THEA 2214 and 2215 in your second year.)

Last Year:

  • Audition for or present a design portfolio at a theatre conference or festival.
  • Crush your Capstone by enrolling in THEA 4111 and working with a faculty mentor on your project.
  • Prepare your professional resume and website for your senior showcase.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Over the summer, contact your Theatre Buddy.
  • Actors Audition for the Fall and Spring Productions.
  • Designers sign up for tech positions!
  • Take the Front of House Workshop in the fall semester.

Middle Years:

  • Join APO, the Theatre Fraternity and help promote the theatre productions!
  • Research theatres in Atlanta where you would like to work when you graduate!

Last Year:

  • With a faculty mentor, create a five-year plan for after graduation.
  • Consider an internship with a Georgia Industry Partner (Professional Theatre, Talent Agency, Film Studio).

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities

Take Care of Yourself

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

Careers

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Career Opportunities

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