BA in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology

Degree Requirements—BA in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and school degree requirements. The School of Theatre & Music degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies. Admission to the BA in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology is by interview and portfolio review.

Summary of Requirements
General Education Requirements24
Major Course Requirements50
Electives45-46
DLG 120UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar (Required of new freshmen only)1
Total Hours120

General Education Requirements

Required Courses a
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
Exploring World Cultures course b3
Analyzing the Natural World course b3-5
Understanding the Individual and Society course b3
Understanding U.S. Society course b3
Additional General Education Core courses from any category b4-6
Total Hours24

Major Course Requirements

Core Courses
THTR 101Theatre History I: Premodern Drama a3
THTR 141Acting I: Fundamentals3
THTR 150Fundamental of Theatre Technology3
THTR 155Fundamentals of Theatre Design3
THTR 182Practicum in Theater: Run Crew1
THTR 183Practicum in Theater: Build Crew1
THTR 201Theatre History II: Modern Theatre b3
THTR 230Script Analysis for Theatrical Production3
THTR 254Stage Management3
Required Courses
AH 111World History of Art and the Built Environment II b4
THTR 154Drawing and Digital Design for the Theatre3
THTR 157Drafting for the Theatre3
THTR 450Portfolio Production3
Selectives
Select three of the following Design, Production, and Technology (DPT) courses9
Costume Technology I: Introduction to Costume Technology
Lighting Technology I: An Introduction to Lighting Tech
Scenic Technology I: An Introduction to Stagecraft for the Theatre
Lighting Design I: An Introduction to Lighting Design
Costume Design I
Sound Design: An Introduction to Sound Design for Theatre
Scenic Design I
and Lighting Design II: Intermediate Topics in Lighting Design for the Stage
Costume Technology II: Intermediate Techniques, Pattern Development, and Costume Construction
Lighting Technology II: Intermediate Topics in Lighting Technology and Theatrical Lighting Controls
THTR 253
Scenic Technology I
Scenic Design II
Lighting Design II: Intermediate Topics in Lighting Design for the Stage
Costume Design II
Makeup Design
THTR 271
Sound Design Topics
Costume Technology III: Advanced Techniques in Costume Crafts
Lighting Technology III: Advanced Lighting Technology and Controls for Production
Scenic Technology III: Advanced Technical Problems
Stage Management Topics
Scenic Design III: Advanced Scenic Design for the Stage
Lighting Design III: Advanced Lighting for the Stage
Note: Courses need to be taken in sequence within disciplines. Prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the course description.
Select at least 2 hours from the following practicum courses:2
Practicum in Theatre Administration
Practicum in Costuming
Practicum in Technical Theatre
Select one course from the following:3
Stage Direction
Playwriting
Contemporary Performance Techniques
Total Hours50

Electives

Electives
Electives to reach total hours a45-46
Total Hours45-46

UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar

Required Course
DLG 120UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar (Required of new freshmen only)1
Total Hours1

Sample Course Schedule—BA in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology

Semesters in which required courses are offered may vary from those listed below.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
THTR 101 Theatre History I: Premodern Drama 3
THTR 150 Fundamental of Theatre Technology 3
THTR 157 Drafting for the Theatre 3
THTR 182 Practicum in Theater: Run Crew 1
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
ISA 100 Freshman Seminar: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Practice in the Arts (recommended elective) 1
 Hours14
Spring Semester
THTR 154 3
THTR 155 Fundamentals of Theatre Design a 3
THTR 183 Practicum in Theater: Build Crew 1
THTR 230 Script Analysis for Theatrical Production 3
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
DLG 120 UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar 1
 Hours14
Second Year
Fall Semester
AH 111 World History of Art and the Built Environment II 4
THTR 141 Acting I: Fundamentals 3
THTR 201 Theatre History II: Modern Theatre 3
THTR 254 Stage Management 3
DPT Selective course I 3
General Eduction Exploring World Cultures course 3
 Hours19
Spring Semester
DPT Selective course II 3
Select one of the following practicum courses: 2
Practicum in Theatre Administration  
Practicum in Costuming  
Practicum in Technical Theatre  
Elective 3
General Education Analyzing the Natural World course 3
General Education Understanding the Individual and Society course 3
 Hours14
Third Year
Fall Semester
DPT Selective course III 3
Elective - DPT course recommended 3
Elective - DPT course recommended 3
General Education Understanding U.S. Society course 3
General Education course 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
One of the following selective: 3
Stage Direction  
Playwriting  
Contemporary Performance Techniques  
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
General Education course 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
THTR 450 Portfolio Production 3
Elective (DPT course recommended) 3
Elective (THTR 383 recommended) 3
Elective (THTR 384 recommended) 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Elective (THTR 383 recommended) 3
Elective (THTR 385 recommended) 3
Elective (THTR 494 or THTR 498 recommended) 3
Electives 5
 Hours14
 Total Hours120