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Emphasis in Design

Theatre and Cinema are transformative; however, they are not complete without the visual components of Costume Design, Scenic Design, and Lighting Design.  Students work one-on-one with Faculty to develop their visual aesthetic through our various design and technical courses. Students can also design for the University in their junior and senior year.

Through a collaborative environment, our program guides and teaches students the techniques and skills necessary to visually articulate a theatrical play or a cinematic work of art.  

In addition to required Theatre Arts core curriculum, students must complete the following:

THEATR 2810 History Of World Theatre And Drama Through The Restoration 3
THEATR 2820 History Of World Theatre & Drama From 18Th C To Contemporary Time 3
THEATR 2300 Stage Management 3
THEATR 4900 Senior Project 3
Select one of the following: 3
Costume Design I
Digital Scenography
Digital Lighting Design
Select six of the following: 18
Scenic Fabrication
Introduction To Theatrical Costume Production
2D and 3D CAD for Live Performance
History of Costumes
Costume Crafts
Costume Design II
Makeup For Theatrical Productions
Techniques in Scenic Finishes
Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Painting I
Practicum 1 16
Practicum In Scenery/Lighting/Sound In Theatre Production
Practicum In Costume
Adv Theatre Practicum: Scenery/Lighting/Sound In Theatre Produc
Advanced Practicum In Costume
Total Hours 49

 At least 8 hours must be at the 3000-level.

Career Opportunities
Costume Designer for Film, Theatre, Television

Fashion Designer

Scenic Designer for Theatre

Production Designer for Film and Television


Lighting Designer

Architectural Lighting Design

Exhibition Designer