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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Technical Production - Major (BFA)


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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Production from the Theatre and Dance Department is a specific professional training degree with a rigorous foundation in both arts and sciences. This program includes the study of Dance, Play Analysis, Technical Theatre, History of the Theatre, Acting, and Design. Besides a broad grounding in the liberal arts and sciences through the college’s core curriculum, the training for designers/technicians will be enhanced by technical theatre core classes and laboratory prep work in our production season.

Students will develop the necessary skills for post-graduate entry into professional theatre or graduate school. Their daily class work will emphasize that theatre is a collaborative art form, expose students to the historical origins of theatre, to global and multi-ethnic work, allowing them to apply the techniques they learn. As part of the student’s design process, they will work with the Production Team, discuss ideas and solutions in weekly production meetings, be present in the shop during build of the show(s) and throughout the rehearsal process see how the costume or scenic element or lighting effect will enhance the performer on stage.  The end result will be a prepared artist, one who is comfortable entering this demanding, competitive field.

As part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting pre-professional degree, students are required to complete a yearly jury at the end of each spring semester. This process is to evaluate students’ academic performance and progression in the program. Students must keep a minimum GPA of 3.0 within the major in order to continue in the program.

In the summer after junior year, students are required to participate in an internship to help facilitate the transition to the profession.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

General Theatre


Production


Design/Technical Core


 The following courses are required for all Technical Production students, regardless of emphasis:

Design/Technical for Costume Design Emphasis


 The following courses are required for students in the Costuming Emphasis:

Tech Elective for Costume Design


Note: Any course already taken as a requirement may not also be counted as an elective.

Take one course from:

Design/Technical for Lighting Design Emphasis


The following courses are required for students in the Lighting Emphasis:

Tech Elective for Lighting Design


Note: Any course already taken as a requirement may not also be counted as an elective.

Take one course from:

Design/Technical for Scenic Design Emphasis


 The following courses are required for students in the Scenic Emphasis:

Tech Elective for Scenic Design


Note: Any course already taken as a requirement may not also be counted as an elective.

Take one course from:

Sample Program for Technical Production Major


Freshman Year


  • Perspectives - Enduring Question (P-EQ) Courses Credits: 6
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)

As well as:

Sophomore Year


Students are required to complete a Portfolio Review during the second semester of their sophomore year. Students who pass the review will be permitted to continue in the BFA Technical Production program. Students who fail will be recommended an alternate degree program in which to continue.

  • 3 Perspectives Enduring Question (P-EQ) courses Credits: 9
  • Integrative Studies (IS) course Credits: 3
  • Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)

As well as:

Junior Year


  • 2 Perspectives Enduring Question (P-EQ) courses Credits: 7
  • Integrative Studies (IS) course Credits: 3
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)

As well as:

Summer Between Junior and Senior Year


THA 483 - Internship in Theatre  - In the summer after their junior year, all students are required to participate in an internship to help facilitate the transition to the profession. 

Senior Year


  • Integrative Studies (IS) course Credits: 3
  • THA Electives Credits: 6
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME)  Credits: 0
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)

As well as:

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