UTK Department of Theatre

College of Arts & Sciences

Scene Design Sample Curriculum

Semester 1:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 501[3] Introduction to Graduate Research in Theatre
THEA 503[3] Elements of Design
THEA 464[3] Computer Aided Drafting for the Theatre
THEA 553[1-3] Projects in Scene Design

Semester 2:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 510[3] Studies in Theatre History (or approved dramatic literature course)
THEA 555[3] Model Making
THEA 554[3] Advanced Drafting for Theatre
THEA 553[1] Projects in Scene Design
THEA 492[1] Off-Campus Study

Semester 3:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 584[3] Photography for the Theatre
THEA 587[3] Computer Aided Rendering for Theatre
THEA 558[3] Stage Elevations and Properties
THEA 553[1] Projects in Scene Design

Semester 4:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 588[3] Digital Portfolio
THEA 475[3] Projection and Media Design
THEA 553[1] Projects in Scene Design
THEA 491[1] Foreign Study

Semester 5:

THEA 599 [1-6] Project in Lieu of Thesis
THEA 443[3] Mask Making
TEHA 550[3] Scenic Art
Elective

Semester 6:

THEA 599 [1-6] Project in Lieu of Thesis
Elective
Elective

Suggested Electives: Art History, Dramatic Literature, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Directing, Drawing, Painting, Theatre 540: Special Topics in Scenery Technology

Projects in Lieu of Thesis

Normally, students will complete both a practical and a theoretical project.  The practical project will consist of designing a production of substantial scope for the Clarence Brown or Carousel Theatre seasons.  The theoretical project will be decided upon through consultation with the student’s advisor.

Master Classes

Each year, master classes will be offered with important designers or artisans.

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