BFA in Scene Design

The Design & Production programs prepare talented and committed students for careers in the professional world of theatre and related entertainment media. The program curriculum stresses the development of a student as a theatre artist. Focusing on collaboration, imagination, intellect, communication skills, oral critique, as well as professional behavior.

During each year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, courses in design, production, graphic skills, management and dramatic literature follow a carefully integrated sequence of class exercises and production opportunities. The committed students who pursue the BFA degree in Design, Production, or Management at Boston University discover who they are, what they do well, and what they are capable of doing. They learn to be collaborative theatre artists who work productively under the stresses of the theatrical profession and, most importantly, they learn to integrate design, production, and management skills with their own personal sensibility.

Program of Study

(minimum of 130 credits)

Second Year 1st 2nd
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0 0
CFA TH 553 & 554 Colloquium 1 1
CFA TH 297 & 298 Production 2+ 2+
CFA TH 263 & 264 Scene Design 1 & 2 3 3
CFA TH 265 & 266 Scene Painting 1 & 2 2 2
CFA TH 275 Costume Design 1 3
CFA TH 160 AutoCAD1 1
Theatre Literature elective 3
CFA TH 177 & 178 Figure Drawing 1 1
Art History 1 & 2 4 4
Total 17 16
Third Year
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0 0
CFA TH 553 & 554 Colloquium 1 1
CFA TH 397 & 398 Production 2+ 2+
CFA TH 363 & 364 Scene Design 3 & 4 3 3
CFA TH 283 Lighting Design 1 3
CFA TH 177 & 178 Figure Drawing 1 1
CFA TH 563 & 564 Drawing for Designers 1 & 2 1 1
CFA TH 270 Tech Production 2 3
Social Science 4 4
Total 15 15
Fourth Year
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0 0
CFA TH 553 & 554 Colloquium 1 1
CFA TH 497 & 498 Production 2+ 2+
CFA TH 365 & 366 Scene Painting 3 & 4 2 2
CFA TH 177 Figure Drawing 1
CFA TH 240 Intro to Stage Direction 2
Architecture elective 4 4
Shakespeare 4
Theatre Literature elective 3
Total 16 12