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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Production Design and Technology Major (B.F.A.)


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Major code BF5162

College of Fine Arts
School of Theater
Kantner Hall 307B
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4818
Fax: 740.593.4817
theater@ohio.edu
http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/theater/

TBA, contact person

Program Overview

The B.F.A. in production design and technology is available for an emphasis on the environmental aspects of performance. Design and technology skills, concepts and techniques for scenery, costumes, lighting, properties, sound, and crafts are taught in a series of courses and special projects throughout the four-year curriculum. Productions are prepared under the close personal advisement and participation of the production faculty and staff. Qualified students are challenged with major creative responsibilities.

At the end of the first year, potential majors interview and present their portfolio for provisional acceptance into the program. Portfolio examples of design and technical work from theater design and production foundation classes should be presented in addition to other examples of art work or technical. Continuing in the program is contingent upon successful end of semester portfolio reviews with faculty.

During the first two years, students should complete much of the Theater Core and General Education requirements. In consultation with their advisor, students will be directed to take production design technology foundation courses at the 2000-level and above. The final two years are directed toward honing skills and building a portfolio based on design and technology courses suited to students’ career goals and aspirations.


Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students interested in production design and technology are expected to complete the Theater BFA Core, which consists of first-year foundation courses during their first year of study. Interviews for all School of Theater specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview and portfolio presentation with the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation.

Change of Program Policy

Students interested in production design and technology are expected to complete the Theater BFA Core. Interviews for all School of Theater specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview and portfolio presentation with the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated at the College of Fine Arts Deans Office.

External Transfer Admission

Students interested in production design and technology are expected to complete the Theater BFA Core. Interviews for all School of Theater specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview and portfolio presentation with the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated at the College of Fine Arts Deans Office. For students planning to transfer from another institution, attending B.F.A. interviews in the spring prior to transfer is recommended for possible direct admission to the B.F.A. program.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing their B.F.A. in production design and technology commonly choose to enter the professional market for performing arts companies, specialized production companies or pursue graduate study.
 

Requirements

 

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts. 

Theater BFA Core


Complete all core courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Complete one of the following courses:


Theater History


Complete the following courses:

Upper Level History and Criticism


Complete two of the following courses. All eligible courses are repeatable.

Upper Level Literature


Complete one ENG course at the 3000-level or above. Recommended are ENG 3010, Shakespeare or ENG 3020, Topics in Shakespeare.

Production Practicum


Complete at least three of the following courses for a minimum total of 6 hours. All eligible courses are repeatable.

B.F.A. in Production Design and Technology Requirements


Complete all THAR courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Design Skills


Complete the following course:

Technology Skills


Complete two of the following courses:

Design Studies


Complete the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:


Digital Skills


Complete one of the following courses:

Applied Skills and Studies


Complete at least 3 courses for a minimum total of 6 credit hours. All courses are repeatable for credit.

Directed Electives


Complete 12 additional hours of design and production courses at the 33**-level, with at least 3 hours at the 43**-level.  All THAR 33** and THAR 43** courses are repeatable for credit, except for THAR 3310, 3319, 3396, 3397, 3398, and 3399 which can be retaken but only the last enrollment in the course counts. A course can only count here if it had not been used to fulfill a previous requirement or it is repeatable and it is an additional enrollment.

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