Sep 19, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20

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/

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 technical or managerial responsibilities.

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 student’s career goals and aspirations.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students wishing to enter the School of Theater’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program (BFA) must audition/interview for entrance into the program. Students must also apply and meet the general University requirements in order to be accepted.

Change of Program Policy

Students interested in Production Design and Technology are expected to complete the Theater Foundation Core during their First Year of study. Interviews for all School of Theater specialized BFA programs are held annually. Admission to this specialized BFA 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. A student who is struggling academically or programmatically will receive a letter of concern or be placed on probation.

External Transfer Admission

Students interested in Production Design and Technology are expected to complete the Theater Foundation Core during their First Year of study. Interviews for all School of Theater specialized BFA programs are held annually. Admission to this specialized BFA 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. A student who is struggling academically or programmatically will receive a letter of concern or be placed on probation.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing their BFA in Production Design and Technology commonly choose to enter the professional market for performing arts companies, specialized production companies, professional internships, or pursue graduate study.

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


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

Theater B.F.A. Core


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

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 is 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:

Design Studies


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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