School of Theatre + Dance

Scene Design

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Scene Design

Students enrolled in theatre production: costume design, lighting design and scene design will complete coursework in all three areas. Selected independent study, advanced electives and production assignments in THE 4950 focus on the specialization. The degree requirements can be found here: https://catalog.ufl.edu/UGRD/colleges-schools/UGART/TPR_BFA/TPR_BFA03/#modelsemesterplantext

Today's theatre design and production depend heavily on complex electronic mechanical systems used in professional theatres, film and TV productions. A portfolio is required. For more information consult the department handbook or an adviser.

Advisor: Kevin Austin, kaustin@arts.ufl.edu (352) 273-0519

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Scene Design

The M.F.A. degree prepares students for professional entry in acting, production, or teaching. Placement in the M.F.A. program is determined by audition/portfolio review, academic credentials, and personal interview. Candidates for admission should have adequate training in theatre. Deficiencies may be corrected before beginning graduate study.

The program emphasizes the study and practice of theatre as an art and discipline. Students of acting and design study concepts of theatre together while working in their areas of specialization. Focus is on the collaboration and synthesis of theatre artistry. Each incoming class is composed of approximately 12 to 18 students in acting and all design areas.

During the final year of study, each student must successfully complete the comprehensive examination and oral defense. The project in lieu of thesis includes research, analysis, rehearsal process, and evaluation. Development and execution of the project includes public performance (acting or design). The written document and oral defense of the project which follow must demonstrate the ability to communicate the creative process.

first_year_1 (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPA 5067 Scene Design I
3
TPA 6009 Design Studio
3
TPA 5028 Advanced Theate Graphics
3
first_year_2 (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPA 6069 Scene Design II
3
THE 6950 Applied Theater
3
TPA 5079 Graduate Scenic Painting
3
second_year_1 (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPA 6258 Computer Design/Drafting 2D
3
THE 6525 History of Lit and Criticism I
3
THE 6950 Applied Theater
3
second_year_2 (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPA 5268 History of Décor and Architecture for the Stage
3
THE 6526 History of Lit and Criticism II
3
THE 6950 Applied Theater or tech elective
3
third_year_1 (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
THE 6950 Applied Theatre/Elective
3
THE 6973C Project in Lieu of Thesis
6

OR

THE 6971 Reseach for Project in Lieu of Thesis
3
THE 6950 Applied Theatre/Elective
3
THE 6950 Applied Theatre/Elective
3
third_year_2 (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
THE 6950 Applied Theater/Elective
3
THE 6973C Project in Lieu of Thesis
6

OR

THE 6971 Research for Project in Lieu of Thesis
3
THE 6950 Applied Theatre/Elective
3
THE 6950 Applied Theatre/Elective
3
summer (6 credits)
THE 6955 Summer Repertory Theatre
Scene Design (Minor)

The School of Theatre and Dance offers a minor in general theatre or theatre production. All students who plan to minor in theatre must consult the School of Theatre and Dance's undergraduate adviser to select a program of study. The degree requirements can be found here: https://catalog.ufl.edu/UGRD/colleges-schools/UGART/TPR_UMN/.

Of the total credits, nine credits must be at the 3000 level or above and 12 credits must be completed at the University of Florida.

Advisor: Kevin Austin, kaustin@arts.ufl.edu (352) 273-0519

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