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  • Theatre Production

    The B.F.A. in theatre performance is also offered at the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    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.

    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 advisor.

    Specialization Areas with P and P Assignments and Electives: Costume: Costume Patterning and Tailoring, Costume Management and Technology, Costume Design 2, Advanced Stage Makeup, Advanced Crafts for the Stage, Production Design, Advanced Costume Construction.

    Placement in the BFA theatre program is determined by audition or portfolio interview.

    Transfer students entering the BFA music theatre program may be required to take a placement exam by the School of Music for placement in music courses. If a student has earned college credit with a minimum grade of C for music courses taken at another SUS institution with course prefixes and the last three digits matching a UF music course, it is usually granted as transfer credit when evaluated by the music faculty.

    All theatre majors should consult an advisor as early as possible.

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    Costume Design

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 12 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: THE 2000, THE 4950, TPA 2074, TPA 2075, TPA 2120C, TPA 2202C, TPA 2232C, TPA 3217, TPA 3238, TPA 4239, TPP 2110, TPP 3650
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete 5 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation
    State Core GE-H; D
    3
    TPA 2074 Drawing and Rendering 3
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life​
    GE-H
    ​3
    TPA 2075 Scene Painting 3
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 3238 Advanced Costume Construction 3
    TPA 4239 Costume Patterning and Tailoring 3
    TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
    Physical or Biological Science
    State Core GE-P or B
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Elective 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    ​3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 16

    For the B.F.A. in production, students must complete at least 59 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 3217 Introduction to Lighting and Sound 4
    TPA 4066 Scene Design 3
    Elective 3
    Total 14
    Semester 6 Credits
    ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Physical or Biological Science
    GE-P or B
    3
    Theatre electives 6
    Total 16

    Complete 15 credits of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Summer Semester Credits
    THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre 6
    Total 6
    Semester 7 Credits
    TPA 4020 Lighting Design 3​
    ​TPA 4930 Advanced Costume Design 3​
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4285 History of Decor and Architecture for the Stage 3
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    ​TPA costume techniques elective 3​
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    THE 4959 Senior Project 2
    Elective 3
    Total 12
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    Lighting Design

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 11 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: THE 2000, THE 4950, TPA 2074, TPA 2120C, TPA 2202C, TPA 2232C, TPA 3208, TPA 3217, TPA 4020, TPP 2110, TPP 3650
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • ​2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete 5 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    TPA 2074 Drawing and Rendering 3
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation
    State Core GE-H; D
    3
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life​
    GE-H
    ​3
    TPA 3208 Drawing and Drafting for the Stage 3
    TPA 3217 Introduction to Lighting and Sound 4
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    THE 4285 History of Decor and Architecture for the Stage 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4020 Lighting Design 3
    TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
    Physical or Biological Science
    GE-P or B
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 14

    For the B.F.A. in production, students must complete at least 59 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4021 Lighting Design 2 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    6
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    ​Elective 3​
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 16

    Complete 15 credits of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Summer Semester Credits
    THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre 6
    Total 6
    Semester 7 Credits
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    TPA 4066 Scene Design 3
    Electives 6
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    THE 4959 Senior Project 2
    Elective 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 12

    TPA 3947 and TPA 4946 are recommended electives; each course is repeatable for up to 18 credits for scene, lighting and costume design majors.

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    Scene Design

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 12 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: THE 2000, THE 4950, TPA 2074, TPA 2075, TPA 2120C, TPA 2202C, TPA 2232C, TPA 3208, TPA 3217, TPA 4066, TPP 2110, TPP 3650
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete 5 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation
    State Core GE-H; D
    3
    TPA 2074 Drawing and Rendering 3
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life​
    GE-H
    ​3
    TPA 2075 Scene Painting 3
    TPA 3208 Drawing and Drafting for the Stage 3
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 3 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4066 Scene Design 3
    TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
    ​Composition
    State Core GE-C
    ​3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Physical or Biological Science
    GE-P or B
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    TPA 3217 Introduction to Lighting and Sound 4
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Total 15

    For the B.F.A. in production, students must complete at least 59 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4285 History of Decor and Architecture for the Stage 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4076 Advanced Theatre Graphics 3
    Electives 6
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    TPA 4930 Scene Design 2 3
    Elective 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 16

    Complete 15 credits of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Summer Semester Credits
    THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre 6
    Total 6
    Semester 7 Credits
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    TPA 4020 Lighting Design 3
    TPA 4206 Advanced Crafts for the Stage 3
    Elective 3
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    THE 4959 Senior Project 2
    Elective 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 12

    Specialization areas with P and P Assignments and Electives: TPA 3947 and TPA 4946 are recommended electives; each course is repeatable for up to 18 credits for majors in scene, lighting and costume design.

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majors: theatre-production