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
Matinee 0 0
Colloquium 1 1
Production 2+ 2+
Lighting Design 1 & 2 3 3
VectorWorks 2 & 3 1 1
VectorWorks 3/Spotlight 1
Photography 1 1
Scene Design 1 3
Art History 1 & 2 4 4
Theatre Literature elective 3
Stage Management 2
Total 15 16
Third Year
Matinee 0 0
Colloquium 1 1
Lighting Design 3 & 4 3 3
Production 2+ 2+
Sound Design 1 3
Costume Design 1 3
Social Science 4
Architecture elective 4
Theatre Literature elective 3
Music Appreciation elective 2
Total 16 15
Fourth Year
Matinee 0 0
Colloquium 1 1
Production 2+ 2+
Lighting Design 5 & 6 3 3
Senior Lighting Project 3
Intro to Stage Direction 2
Shakespeare 4
Social Science 4
Total 12 13