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Sound and Digital Media Sample Curriculum

The following is a typical 3-year study program.
It can and should be adapted to suit the interests and experience of each individual student.

SEMESTER 1:
Theatre 580 Design Seminar (3)
Theatre 501 Intro to Graduate Studies (3)
Theatre 503 Elements of Design for the Theatre (3)
Theatre 464 CAD for Theater (3)

SEMESTER 2:
Theatre 580 Design Seminar (3)
Theatre History 510 (3)
Theatre 473 Advanced Sound Design (3)
Theatre 475 Projection and Media Design (3)
Theatre 492 Off Campus Study (1)

SEMESTER 3:
Theatre 580 Design Seminar (3)
Theatre 584 Photography for the Theatre (3)
Theatre 587 Computer Aided Rendering for the Theatre (3)
Theatre 450 Special Projects in Sound and Digital Media (3)

SEMESTER 4:
Theatre 580 Design Seminar (3)
Theatre 588 Digital Portfolio (3)
Theatre 593 Independent study in Digital Rendering or Composition (3)
Elective (3)
Theatre 491 Foreign Study (1)

SEMESTER 5:
Theatre 599 Project in Lieu of Thesis (3)
Elective (3)
Theatre 593 Independent Study (3)

SEMESTER 6:
Theatre 599 Project in Lieu of Thesis (6)
Elective (3)
Theatre 593 Independent Study (3)

SUGGESTED ELECTIVE COURSE MENU:
History of Art, History of Opera, Music Theory/ Technology, Music Composition, Music History, Dramatic Literature and Criticism, Renaissance Drama, Modern Drama, Contemporary Drama, Shakespeare, Drama of the Restoration and 18th Century, Photography, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Media Design, Advanced Theatre 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 consist of the design of a play involving no fewer than thirty-five costume designs.  The 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.  Subjects  vary from design for dance and  site specific design to mask making, tailoring or creature design and construction.