BFA in Technical Production

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
Matinee 0 0
Colloquium 1 1
Production 2+ 2+
AutoCAD 2 1
Tech Production 1 & 2 3 3
Engineering for Stage 1
Lighting Design 1 3
Theatre Literature elective 3
Properties elective 2
Art History 1 & 2 4 4
Total 15
15
Third Year
Matinee 0 0
Colloquium 1 1
Production 2+ 2+
Tech Production 3 & 4 3 3
Scene Design 1 & 2 3 3
Scene Painting 1 & 2 2 2
Sound Design 1 3
Intro to Stage Direction 2
Lighting Crafts 1
Social Science 4
Total 16 16
Fourth Year
Matinee 0 0
Colloquium 1 1
Production 2+ 2+
Tech Production 5 & 6 3 3
Shakespeare 4
Theatre Literature elective 3
Systems Basics 1
PE elective 2
Engineering elective 2
Social Science 4
Total 13 15