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Theatre Design and Technology (B.F.A.)

This BFA program develops technical and design skills through experiences in the classroom and performance laboratory. As students acquire skills and knowledge through classroom and practical experiences, they will progress to supervised design application.

Theatre design and technology majors benefit from the wealth of opportunities available through Nebraska Wesleyan's active production schedule. Theatre design and technology majors are encouraged to work closely with faculty and staff as members of production teams.


Theatre Arts Core 12 hours
Theatre Design and Technology Major (B.F.A., 68 hours)
THTRE 1020FYW/THTRE 1030 Script Analysis 3 hours
THTRE 1300 Acting I 3 hours
THTRE 2500 Directing I 3 hours
THTRE 2700 Introduction to Theatrical Design 3 hours
Design and Technology Core 30 hours
THTRE 1400 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3 hours
THTRE 1410 Costume Construction 3 hours
THTRE 2710 Scenographic Techniques 3 hours
THTRE 3190 History of Period Style 3 hours
THTRE 3700 Production Design I 3 hours
THTRE 3710 Production Design II 3 hours
THTRE 3800 World Theatre History I 3 hours
THTRE 3810 World Theatre History II 3 hours
THTRE 4700 Production Design III 3 hours
THTRE 4710 Production Design IV 3 hours
Focus Area 6 hours
Select 6 hours:  
Selected Topics 6 hours
Select from specialization courses in the technical and design field:  
Dramatic Literature 4 hours
Select 4 hours of Dramatic Literature:  
Practicum 4 hours

At least one credit of Practicum must be completed each year.

Practicums should be selected from THTRE-1700-1800.

Experiential 3 hours
Select 1 course:  
Capstone 3 hours
THTRE 4970 Internship or
THTRE 4990 Senior Capstone