BFA in Lighting 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 283 & 284 Lighting Design 1 & 2 3 3
CFA TH 385 Photography 1 1
CFA TH 263 Scene Design 1 3
CFA TH 194 Intro to Stage Management 2
VectorWorks 2 & 3 1 1
VectorWorks 3/Spotlight 1
Theatre Literature elective 3
Art History 1 & 2 4 4
Total 15 16
Third Year
CFA TH 099 Matinee 0 0
CFA TH 553 & 554 Colloquium 1 1
CFA TH 383 & 384 Lighting Design 3 & 4 3 3
CFA TH 397 & 398 Production 2+ 2+
CFA TH 287 Sound Design 1 3
CFA TH 275 Costume Design 1 3
Social Science 4
Architecture elective 4
Theatre Literature elective 3
Music Appreciation elective 2
Total 16 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 483 & 484 Lighting Design 5 & 6 3 3
CFA TH 452 Senior Lighting Project 3
CFA TH 240 Intro to Stage Direction 2
Shakespeare 4
Social Science 4
Total 12 13