Theatre: Design and Technology
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre: Design & Technology
Theatre is a rich and diverse field comprised of many skills. A B.A. in theatre is a flexible degree that allows for the broadest exploration of theatre as an art form, profession, and a way of understanding our world. Built on a solid liberal arts foundation, students share a common series of theatre courses but can also tailor their electives to their interests, whether it’s acting, design, critical theory, technical theatre, dramaturgy, or stage management.
Auburn University Theatre is housed in Telfair B. Peet University Theatre, which includes two fully equipped performance spaces; three dynamic performance studios serving classes in acting, dance, voice, directing, and movement; and fully equipped costume and scenic studios. The newly renovated main stage features a flexible proscenium house seating along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. A new black box studio theatre is equipped with the first wire tension lighting grid at a university theatre in Alabama and a larger dance studio.
Theatre students enjoy opportunities to work with national and international guest artists and travel nationally and internationally to attend workshops and exhibit their work. Auburn theatre graduates think critically, creatively, and collaboratively and carry their knowledge from rehearsal spaces and classroom to stages, campuses, and communities worldwide.
Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in theatre from the Career Center’s Pathways.
Careers in Theatre: Design and Technology
- Motion Picture
- Publicity (Press Agents)
- Technical Direction
- Set Design
- Stage Management
- Dialect Coaching
- Support Staff
Behind the Scenes
- Stage Management/Direction
- Set Design/Construction
- Property Design
- Lighting Design
- Sound Design
- Camera Operation
- Costume Design/Wardrobe
- Special Effects
- Broadcast Technology
- Marketing and Advertising
- Fundraising and Development
- Administration of Arts Programs
- Box Office Sales
- Patron Services
BFA Curriculum in Theatre - Design/Technology
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I||3||Core History1||3|
|THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I||3||Core Math||3|
|THEA 2400 Design Aesthetics||3||THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II||3|
|THEA 2120 Acting I||3||THEA 3330 Scene Painting||3|
|THEA 1910 Production Practicum I||1|
|Core Literature1||3||Core Science II||4|
|Core Science I||4||Core Social Science||3|
|THEA 2610 Costume Construction||3||THEA 2700 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism I - Text||3|
|THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1||Theatre Design Emphasis6||3|
|Theatre Design Emphasis6||3||THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1|
|Core Fine Arts (excluding THEA)||3||Core Social Science or History (to complete sequence)||3|
|THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1||Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Literature (to complete sequence)||3|
|THEA 3400 Rendering for the Theatre||3||THEA 3410 Scene Design I||3|
|Theatre Design Emphasis6||3||THEA 3720 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism III - Space||3|
|Theatre Design Emphasis6||3||Theatre Design Emphasis6||3|
|THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body||3||THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1|
|Core Social Science||3||Core Humanities (except COMM 1000)||3|
|THEA 3950 Directing Seminar||3||Theatre Design Emphasis6||3|
|THEA 4910 Production Practicum IV||1||Theatre Design Emphasis6||3|
|THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project3, 5||3||UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation||0|
|Theatre Design Emphasis6||3||Free Electives||4|
|Total Hours: 120|
Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature course in the discipline not selected as the sequence.
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
THEA 1110 and THEA 4980 fulfill SLO 7.
Students must meet with their advisers to determine appropriate theatre electives and other electives.
To enroll in Senior Capstone Project, students must be senior theatre majors planning to graduate before the following fall semester.
Theatre Design Emphasis can be in one of the following three. Students should complete all courses for their emphasis.
Last Updated: June 22, 2016