Design/Tech…

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Students earning the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in theatre must complete all University, college and departmental degree requirements.  These include the general education requirements, major requirements, and all requirements for an approved minor, with sufficient credits to total a minimum of 120 applicable semester hours.

A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for completion of the degree.  The major GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the major that the student has attempted at UA and all work attempted applicable to the major throughout the entire higher education career.  The major in theatre requires the successful completion of the following courses:

Acting I, Principles of Design or Fundamentals of Stage Scenery, Theatre Practicum, Beginning Directing or Theatre Management, History of Theatre, and 18 hours of theatre electives

These electives can be in any area that the student has an expressed interest.

 

Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Design, and Technical Direction:

Theatre majors interested in Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, and/or Technical Direction will take general and advanced courses in Scene Painting, Period Décor, Scene Design, Stagecraft, Drafting, Sound Production, Lighting Design, and Props.

Students participate in an intensive sequence of academic and studio work, and a variety of design and production experiences. University class work and production assignments provide training in scenic and lighting design, set construction, and scenic painting, as well as technical direction and props.

Students have opportunities for a variety of practical experiences such as designing for dance and studio or main stage productions. Other possibilities include being a technical director, master electrician, props master, designer’s assistant, scenic artist, draftsman or master carpenter.

Interviews for Design/Tech Scholarships for the fall of 2014 will be held on Saturday November, 16, 2013 and Saturday, January 25, 2014.  For more information contact: F. Randy deCelle, Technical Director, (205) 348-6253, rdecelle@as.ua.edu.

 

Costume Design/Production:

Theatre majors interested in Costume Design/Production will take general and advanced courses in costume design, history, construction, and crafts.  The program is sufficiently flexible to meet individual needs and interests.

Students participate in a sequence of academic and studio work, and a variety of design and production experiences.  University class work and production assignments provide training in designing, patterning, tailoring, millinery, craftwork, dying, and various other methods of fabric manipulation, as well as drawing and rendering and portfolio development.

Students have opportunities for a variety of practical experiences such as designing for dance and studio or main stage productions. Other possibilities include being a designer’s assistant, make-up designer, hair stylist, crafts-person, cutter/draper, or milliner on a given production.

Interviews for Costume Design/Production Scholarships for the fall of  2014 will be held on Saturday November, 16, 2013 and Saturday, January 25, 2014.   For more information contact:  Donna Meester, (205) 348-9032, dmeester@as.ua.edu.