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M.F.A. Design Program Requirements


First Year Fall

All Design Majors:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Theater History
08:966:501
3
Theater Homeroom
08:966:503
S/U
Production Techniques
08:966:509
2
History of Costume and Decor
08:966:632
3

Costume Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Rendering and Design
08:966:525
3
Advanced Costume Construction
08:966:609
3

Total Credits
16

Costume Technology Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Rendering and Design
08:966:525
3
Advanced Costume Construction
08:966:609
3

Total Credits
16

Lighting Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Fundamental of Lighting Design
08:966:521
2
Fundamentals of Drafting
08:966:529
3
D.S. Theater Design
08:966:575
2
Advanced Light Lab
08:966:608
2

Total Credits
17

Set Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Fundamentals of Drafting
08:966:529
3
D.S. Theater Design
08:966:575
2
Advanced Light Lab
08:966:608
2

Total Credits
15
M.F.A. design majors given a production assignment in first year fall will register for Production and Design Projects 08:966:565 for 1 credit in addition to the curriculum above.

First Year Spring

All Design Majors:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Theater History
08:966:502
3
Theater Homeroom
08:966:504
S/U
Production Techniques
08:966:509
2
Elements of Design: Script Analysis
08:966:522
3
History of Costume and Decor
08:966:633
3

Costume Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Rendering and Design
08:966:526
3
Draping I
08:966:563 3

Total Credits
19

Costume Technology Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Rendering and Design
08:966:526
3
Draping I
08:966:563
3

Total Credits
19

Lighting Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Fundamentals of Lighting Design
08:966:522
2
Advanced Light Lab
08:966:608
2
Computer Drafting
08:966:653
2

Total Credits
17

Set Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Fundamentals of Drafting
08:966:530
3
Special Topics Theater Design
08:966:599
2

Total Credits
16
M.F.A. design majors given a production assignment Second Year Fall will register for Production and Design Projects 08:966:565 for 1 credit in addition to the curriculum above.

Second Year Fall

All Design Majors:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Theater Homeroom
08:966:503
S/U
Global Theater
08:966:567
3
Production Techniques
08:966:509
2

Costume Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Design I
08:966:555
3
*Fabric Dyeing
08:966:559
2
Seminar in Costume History
08:966:675
3

Total Credits
15
*Course may be taken in fall of 3.5 year.

Costume Technology Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Fabric Dyeing
08:966:559
2
Draping II
08:966:564
3
Seminar in Costume History
08:966:675
3

Total Credits
15

Lighting Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Lighting Design I
08:966:561
3
Advanced Light Lab
08:966:608
2
Computer Drafting
08:966:652
2

Total Credits
14

Set Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Set Design I
08:966:551
3
Computer Drafting
08:966:652
2

Total Credits
12

M.F.A. design majors given a production assignment in second year fall will register for Advanced Design Projects 08:966:631 for 1-2 credit(s) in addition to the curriculum above.

Second Year Spring

All Design Majors:

Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Theater Homeroom
08:966:504
S/U
Global Theater
08:966:568
3
Production Techniques
08:966:509
2

Costume Design Only:

Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Design I
08:966:556
3
Seminar in Costume History
08:966:676
3
Computer Illustration
08:966:679
2

Total Credits
15

Costume Technology Only:

Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Crafts
08:966:560
2
Draping III
08:966:647
3
Seminar in Costume History
08:966:676
3
Computer Illustration
08:966:679
2

Total Credits
17


Lighting Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Lighting Design I
08:966:562
3
Advanced Light Lab
08:966:608
2
Computer Illustration
08:966:679
2

Total Credits
14

Set Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Set Design I
08:966:552
3
Draft and Theater Tech. Adv.
08:966:637
3
Computer Illustration
08:966:679
2

Total Credits
15
M.F.A. design majors given a production assignment in second year spring will register for Advanced Design Projects 08:966:631 for 1-2 credit(s) in addition to the curriculum above.

Third Year Fall

All Design Majors:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
British Art and Culture
08:966:705
3
Shakespeare's Plays
08:966:707
3
Design in London
08:966:711
12

Total Credits
18

Third Year Spring

All Design Majors:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Theater Homeroom
08:966:504
S/U
Production Techniques
08:966:509
2
Performance Projects Theater Arts
08:966:704
6

Costume Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Design II
08:966:623
3

Total Credits
13


Costume Technology Only:

Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Tech Practicum
08:966:641
3

Total Credits
13

Lighting Design Only:

Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Introduction to Production Design
08:966:566
3
Special Topics Theater Design
08:966:599
2
Advanced Light Lab
08:966:608
2
Lighting Design II
08:966:625
3

Total Credits
20


Set Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
History of Architecture and Decor Arts
08:966:523
3
Introduction to Projection Design
08:966:566
3
Set Design II
08:966:622
3
Seminar Topics Theater: Opera
08:966:696
3

Total Credits
22

3.5 Year Fall

All Design Majors:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Theater Homeroom
08:966:503
S/U
Production Techniques
08:966:509
2
Wksp. Topics Theater: Portfolio Prep
08:966:697
1
Performance Projects Theater Arts
08:966:703
6
Professional Development Seminar
08:966:796
1

Costume Design Only:

Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Costume Design II
08:966:624
3

Total Credits
15


Costume Technology Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Tailoring
08:966:651
3

Total Credits
15


Lighting Design Only:

Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
Introduction to Projection Design
08:966:566
3
Advanced Light Lab
08:966:608
2
Lighting Design II
08:966:626
3

Total Credits
20


Set Design Only:
Course Name
Course Number
Credits
Drawing Practice
08:966:507
2
History of Architecture and Decor Arts
08:966:524
3
Set Design II
08:966:622
3
Computer Drafting
08:966:653
2

Total Credits
20


 
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