Degree Requirements

B.F.A. in Theatre Design Degree Requirements

The program leading to the B.F.A. degree in theatre design is offered cooperatively by the School of the Arts and the Department of Theatre. A minimum of 120 hours is required, including 75 hours of major program course work.

Foundations: Art and Design (12 hours)

Core Theatre Courses (30 hours)

Theatre Design Concentration. (33 hours)

  • THR 116 Scenographic Techniques (3)
  • THR 316 Beginning Scene Design (3)
  • THR 320 Beginning Costume Design (3)
  • THR 324 Beginning Lighting Design (3)
  • Theatre design electives from an approved list (9)
  • History of art (HA 150 and HA 151) (6)
  • History of art or architecture electives (6)

College Courses. (30 hours)

General Electives.

  • Additional credit hours of general electives are needed to meet the minimum total hours required for graduation.

Major Hours & Major GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Major Hours
Satisfied by 33 hours of major courses.

Major Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Major Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Major Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Contact Info

Department of Theatre

Murphy Hall
1530 Naismith Drive, Room 356
Lawrence, KS 66045-3103
785-864-3511
kuthr@ku.edu
http://www.theatre.ku.edu/
Mechele Leon, Chair
785-864-3511
mleon@ku.edu

Department of Theatre

Murphy Hall
1530 Naismith Drive, Room 356
Lawrence, KS 66045-3103
785-864-3511
kuthr@ku.edu
http://www.theatre.ku.edu/
Jeanne Klein, Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-5576
kleinj@ku.edu

Department of Theatre

Murphy Hall
1530 Naismith Drive, Room 356
Lawrence, KS 66045-3103
785-864-3511
kuthr@ku.edu
http://www.theatre.ku.edu/
John Gronbeck-Tedesco, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-3511
jgt@ku.edu
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