Theatre: Lighting Design & Technology, BFA

for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Theatre, Lighting Design & Technology Concentration


department website: https://theatre.illinois.edu

department faculty: https://theatre.illinois.edu/people/meet-our-faculty/


college catalog page: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: https://www.faa.illinois.edu/


Division of Design, Technology, and Management

Students planning careers in costume design and construction, lighting design, scenic design, scenic technology, sound design and technology, and stage management are selected for for the options in this division by a process of faculty evaluation at the end of their first year of study in the department. Criteria for acceptance and continuance in these options include satisfactory completion of all course work in the first and second years, potential for professional-caliber work, commitment to theatre, and the necessary discipline for intensive study and practice. Students in these options are assigned to teams that design, mount, and manage more than fifteen productions annually in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Theatre, Lighting Design & Technology Concentration


A minimum of 128 hours of credit is required for the degree.

Twelve hours of 300 and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

40 credits hours in degree required in 300-400 level coursework to meet IBHE requirements.

General Education Requirements for all University Students

General Education Requirements: (40 hrs with Language requirements fulfilled)
Composition I4
Advanced Composition3
Cultural Studies: Western Comparative Cultures3
Cultural Studies: U.S. Minority Culture(s)3
Cultural Studies: Non-Western Cultures3
Quantitative Reasoning I3
Quantitative Reasoning II3
Humanities and the Arts6
Natural Sciences and Technology6
Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Language Requirement 10-12
Electives
General, Non-Theatre Electives9
Open Electives (as needed to total a minimum of 128 hours to earn the degree)

Core Requirements for all Theatre Majors

FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
THEA 100Practicum I2
THEA 200Practicum II2
THEA 102Text to Stage3
THEA 1033
THEA 204Introduction to Contemporary Performance Practice3
THEA 20821st Century Dramaturgy3
THEA 304Global Theatre Performance3
THEA 364Topics in Theatre History3
THEA 404Professional Career Development3
Total Hours26

Lighting Design Concentration

THEA 100Practicum I1
THEA 126Stagecraft3
THEA 300Practicum III4
THEA 400Practicum IV4
THEA 199Undergraduate Open Seminar3
THEA 222Introduction to Scenic Design3
THEA 231Intro to Lighting Design3
THEA 423Advanced Lighting Design3
THEA 426History of Decor3
THEA 431The Lighting Laboratory3
Choose one of the following:3
Lighting for Non-Theatrical Spaces and Styles
Business of Entertainment Design
Advanced CAD Drafting for Lighting Designers
Digital Rendering for Lighting
Lighting Opera & Musicals
Advanced Problem Solving for Lighting Designers
THEA 434Advanced Lighting Seminar4
THEA 435Professional Lighting Systems2
THEA 437Software for Lighting Design2
THEA 446Costume History II2
THEA 451Principles of Stage Management3
THEA 453Introduction to Theatre Sound3
Total Hours49