Undergraduate Design/Technical Concentration

The Design/Technology Concentration prepares students to enter graduate Design or Technology Programs or pursue professional careers in theater, television and film. The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possibilities within the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in a graduate conservatory program or in the profession. Through intensive and varied classes in design and technology, combined with experiential hands-on work with creative teams for full-scale and minimalist productions, students develop the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership - tools they will need to pursue their professional goals.

Note: In order for the student to progress to the next level of study, prerequisites for admission to some classes are required.

Note: The 9 semester-hour Elective Concentration for Design Concentration students must be three courses in one of the following areas: Visual Art or a behavioral science such as Psychology or Anthropology.

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Course of Study

Required Courses in addition to the Foundation Courses
Department Course # Course Name Hours
Theater 2711 Drawing & Rendering Techniques I 3
Theater 2712 Drawing & Rendering Techniques II 3
Theater 3611 Visual History 3
Theater 3612 Visual History II 3
Theater 4711 History of Modern Scenic Design 3
Theater 2511 Lighting for the Theater 3
Theater 2721 Scenic Design I 3
Theater 2612 Costume Design I 3
Theater 3191 Research 3
An Additional 9 Credits May Be Taken From the Following:
Department Course # Course Name Hours
Theater 2441 Stage Management I 3
Theater 2442 Propcraft 3
Theater 2611 Makeup Design 3
Theater 2713 Design Drafting 3
Theater 4511 Creativity in Lighting 3
Theater 2421 Creative Sound Technique 3
Theater 3421 Technical Direction for the Theater 3
Theater 3431 Scene Painting I 3
Theater 3432 Scene Painting II 3
Theater 3621 Costume Production 3
Theater 3622 Draping & Flat Pattern Drafting 3
Theater 4582 Lighting Design 3
Theater 4611 Costume Design II 3
Theater 4782 Scene Design 3

Note: The concentration must total a minimum of 35 semester hours beyond the Foundation Courses.

For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin or contact Marie Anne Chiment, Head of Design, at chiment@temple.edu.