Theatre

  • CFA TH 150: Summer Theatre Institute
    The Boston University Summer Theatre Institute is an immersive five-week program focused on theatre-making for serious and highly-motivated high school students. It is designed for those who wish to test their interests and abilities in a professional conservatory training environment. In this program, students develop confidence and technique, acquire insight and expertise, and learn to meet intellectual and artistic challenges in all aspects of the craft (performance, creation, design, and practice). 4.0 credits. Summer Term 2.
  • CFA TH 151: Introduction to Design
    Prereq: None; Meets 1 day/week for 2 hours/day. An introduction to the principles of 2D design through graphic studio exercises involving use of varied media in black and white. (Spring semester works with color). Does not presuppose any artistic skills. Permission required. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 152: Introduction to Design
    Prereq: CFA TH 153; Meets 1 day/week for 2 hours/day. An introduction to the principles of 2D design through graphic studio exercises involving use of varied media. Work is based on fall semester work in black and white, adding color. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 153: Freshman Core: Preparation for Ensemble
    Prereq: None; Studio class that introduces Design & Production freshman to performance techniques that will be used in Spring semester ensemble class. Exercises focus on accessing emotion, being present and engaged in a performance. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 154: Freshman Core: Preparation for Major
    Prereq: None; Series of lectures that introduce Design & Production freshman to Design & Production faculty, area professionals and artists in preparation for choosing a major. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 160: AutoCad1
    Prereq: CFA TH 163; Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting program. Basic terminology, plate organization and technical drafting for Technical Production majors. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production and Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 162: Vectorworks
    Prereq: CFA TH 169; Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting program. Basic terminology, plate organization and technical drafting for Lighting and Sound designers. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production and Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 163: Drafting 1
    Prereq: None; Introduction to theatre space and vocabulary through hand drafting. Basic techniques, tools and approach to communicating 3 dimensional objects in 2 D including orthographic projections, ground plans and sections. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 164: Drafting 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 163; Continued exercises in theatre space and vocabulary through hand drafting. Advanced techniques communicating 3 dimensional objects in 2 D including mechanical perspective, detail drafting, package layout and execution. 1.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 167: Drawing & Painting Lab 1
    Prereq: None; An introduction to artistic creation using various media and transfer techniques. Work in the fall includes working with color theory, painting and drawing. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 168: Drawing & Painting Lab 2
    Prereq: None; An introduction to artistic creation using various media and transfer techniques. Work in the spring focuses on developing a visual vocabulary to execute observed and mechanical perspective drawing. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 169: Introduction to Theatre Practice
    Prereq: None; Basic training in theatre technology, including scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, and sound. Discussion of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. . Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production and Performance Core. 2.0 credits.
  • CFA TH 170: Scene Construction
    Prereq: TH169; Methods of Construction focusing on theatrical scenery construction and theatre technology. Further discussion of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production and Performance Core. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 177: Figure Drawing
    Prereq: None; Studio work in figure drawing. Emphasis on drawing techniques and media through observation. May be repeated for credit. 1.0 credits.
  • CFA TH 178: Figure Drawing
    Prereq: None; Studio work in figure drawing. Emphasis on drawing techniques and media through observation. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 182: Costume Construction
    Prereq: CFA TH 169; Methods of Construction focusing on theatrical costume construction and technology. Further discussion of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 186: Lighting Crafts
    Prereq: CFA TH 169; Methods of Construction focusing on theatrical lighting and technology. Further discussion of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 190: Audio Fundamentals
    Prereq: CFA TH 169; Methods of Construction focusing on theatrical sound design and technology. Further discussion of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credits. Fall & Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 194: Stage Management Fundamentals
    Prereq: CFA TH 169; Methods of Construction Functions and responsibilities of stage managing on a professional level. Examination of the job of the stage management team from prep process through rehearsals and opening. Focusing on relationships with other departments in order to support the creative process in your role as manager. Work involves developing the paperwork necessary to complete a typical production of a straight play. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credits. Spring semester
  • CFA TH 197: Production
    Prereq: CFA TH 169; Practicum for freshman focusing shop experiences in scenery, costume, lighting, sound and stage management procedures, and safety. Run Crew, Wardrobe, Front of House, Board Operator or other duties as necessary in the mounting of student or professional productions. T,W,Th evenings and weekends depending on assignment. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.