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The BA program in theatre with a concentration in design and production provides students a rigorous academic and hands-on theatre education with an emphasis on design and production for entertainment. The concentration uses cutting edge technologies to produce the highest-level production. Within the context of a comprehensive liberal arts education, the program prepares students for both advanced graduate study in the field and for careers in entertainment design and production.
The program offers specialty coursework in the following areas:
- costume construction
- costume design and technology
- digital fabrication
- lighting design and technology
- media design and technology
- properties construction
- scenic art
- scenic design and technology
- sound and media systems design
- sound design and technology
- stage management
- technical direction
At A Glance
Theatre (Design and Production), BA
- Offered by: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
- Location: Tempe
- First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
- Math Intensity: General
A major map outlines a major's critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequence and aids students in remaining on track to graduation.
While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Students interested in the BA in theatre are admitted directly into the major by indicating their degree preference on their ASU admission application.
Students interested in the BA in theatre, BA in theatre with a concentration in acting, or BA in theatre with a concentration in design and production enter as BA theatre majors. Once students begin to complete classes at ASU in the BA theatre program, they may apply to a concentration in either acting or design and production.
The bachelor's degree program in theatre provides an excellent broad-based foundation in the performing arts and entertainment industries for those who want to work as designers or technicians. It also prepares students for further training at graduate schools or conservatories. Additionally, the program's liberal arts emphasis prepares graduates for a variety of occupations.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Special Effects Artists and Animators||4.1%||$77,700|
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||5.6%||$69,690|
|Audio and Video Technicians||12.3%||$47,920|
|Producers and Directors||10%||$76,400|
|Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance||11%||$106,920|
|Sound Engineering Technicians||6%||$53,520|
|Media Programming Directors||10%||$76,400|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||1.2%||$58,180|
|Media Technical Directors/Managers||10%||$76,400|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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