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Winter/Spring/Summer 2014-2015
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October 17, 2014

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Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility​​

 Course Requirements

​​ First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Additional Courses

Theatre Electives

Students must also complete any three additional THE, DES or TEC classes.

DES 361

THEATRICAL COLLABORATION

Theatrical Collaboration (3 quarter hours) An investigation, through research and discussion, of the conceptual problems of physically mounting specific, assigned scripts from the classic and modern theatre, covering a broad stylistic range. Students will submit proposals for designs and justify their ideas through literary and pictorial research. The directorial and collaborative problems of arriving at a production concept, up to, but not including fully-realized design documentation, is emphasized through a series of projects. PREREQUISITE(S): Open to 3rd and 4th year BFA Lighting, Scenery, Costume, Sound Design and Dramaturgy students, in addition to MFA students.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 362

THEATRICAL COLLABORATION

Theatrical Collaboration (3 quarter hours) An investigation, through research and discussion, of the conceptual problems of physically mounting specific, assigned scripts from the classic and modern theatre, covering a broad stylistic range. Students will submit proposals for designs and justify their ideas through literary and pictorial research. The directorial and collaborative problems of arriving at a production concept, up to, but not including fully-realized design documentation, is emphasized through a series of projects. PREREQUISITE(S): Open to 3rd and 4th year BFA Lighting, Scenery, Costume, Sound Design and Dramaturgy students, in addition to MFA students.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 241

SCENE DESIGN I

First of a 3-course sequence. An introduction to the methods of scenic design, with exposure to both historical and contemporary practice. Students become familiar with the mechanical aspects of scenery and stages, and assimilate the principles of design and the technical requirements of a script into a fully developed scene design.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 242

SCENE DESIGN I

Second of a 3-course sequence. An introduction to the methods of scenic design, with exposure to both historical and contemporary practice. Students become familiar with the mechanical aspects of scenery and stages, and assimilate the principles of design and the technical requirements of a script into a fully developed scene design.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 243

SCENE DESIGN I

Third of a 3-course sequence. An introduction to the methods of scenic design, with exposure to both historical and contemporary practice. Students become familiar with the mechanical aspects of scenery and stages, and assimilate the principles of design and the technical requirements of a script into a fully developed scene design.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 247

LIGHTING DESIGN I

First course in a 3 course sequence. The development and communication of lighting ideas. Script analysis, images, visual research, lighting concepts. The observation of light, and the development of oral, written and visual communication of lighting ideas.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 248

LIGHTING DESIGN I

Second course in a 3 course sequence. The development and communication of lighting ideas. Script analysis, images, visual research, lighting concepts. The observation of light, and the development of oral, written and visual communication of lighting ideas.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 249

LIGHTING DESIGN I

Third course in a 3 course sequence. The development and communication of lighting ideas. Script analysis, images, visual research, lighting concepts. The observation of light, and the development of oral, written and visual communication of lighting ideas.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 490

DESIGN INTERNSHIP

The internship provides the student with an opportunity to learn by working with experienced professionals in an area related to his/her area of study at The Theatre School.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.