Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Production and Management

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Production and Management is designed to prepare students for professional work in the theater industry or top tier graduate program as Technical Directors, Production Managers, or Stage Managers. Stage Managers will be work-ready at the end of the four-year program, while Technical Directors and Production Managers may or may not opt to explore graduate programs to further develop their skills. Students take a variety of courses to prepare them for the professional world, including courses in Design, Stagecraft, Technical Direction, Structural Design for the Stage, Sound, Lighting & Projection Technology, The Job Market, Theater Management, Theater Safety and Management, and Music Theory; all which lead to a capstone project, where students take on a leadership position on one of the musicals, plays, or operas that Temple Theaters produces each year. The program has a strong emphasis on experiential learning, and between Temple Theaters productions and internships with theaters in the Philadelphia region, students learn critical skills from a wide variety of professionals and mentors.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Production and Management

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Technical Production and Management may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and by satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 credit hours.

  • University Requirements: All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • There will be no requirement to take the GenEd Arts course if all of the following courses are completed with a C- or better: THTR 1003, THTR 1096 , and THTR 1231 . If the student changes majors before completing all three courses, s/he must complete a GenEd Arts course to satisfy the requirement for General Education.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses.
  • Students must complete Theater Department foundation courses with a grade of C or better in each course.
  • No more than 20 credits of work in the major field may be transferred from another institution. Students must complete at least 16 semester hours in Theater courses at Temple University.
  • All Theater majors must take placement tests in English and mathematics. If a student places into ENG 0701 or MATH 0701 or MATH 0702 , these courses must be completed prior to taking the General Education requirement for English and Quantitative Literacy.
Theater Requirements
THTR 1003Creativity: Basic3
THTR 1087Production Practicum (8 times)8
THTR 1096Introduction to Theater Process (WI)3
THTR 1231Acting I3
THTR 1511Stagecraft3
THTR 2085Theater Internship3
THTR 2411Introduction to Design3
THTR 2441Stage Management I3
THTR 2442Propcraft3
THTR 2501Theater Safety and Management3
THTR 2711Drawing and Rendering for the Theater I3
THTR 2712Drawing and Rendering for the Theater II3
THTR 2713Design Drafting3
THTR 3001History of the Theater I3
THTR 3002History of the Theater II3
THTR 3031Lighting, Sound and Video Technology3
THTR 3082General Study2
THTR 3261The Job Market3
THTR 3421Technical Direction for the Theater3
THTR 3422Structural Design for the Stage3
THTR 3442Theater Management I3
THTR 4097World of the Play (WI)3
THTR 4401Theater Management Capstone3
Select one of the following:3
Scene Painting I
Introduction to the Director's Art
Select two of the following:6
Lighting Design I
Costume Design I
Scene Design I
Creative Sound Technique
Lighting Design II
Costume Design II
Scene Design II
Approved Elective outside Department of Theater 13
Total Credit Hours85

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Production and Management

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
THTR 1511Stagecraft3
THTR 1096Introduction to Theater Process [WI]3
THTR 1003Creativity: Basic3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
THTR 1087Production Practicum1
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
THTR 2411Introduction to Design3
THTR 2441Stage Management I3
THTR 2713Design Drafting3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy (GQ)4
THTR 1087Production Practicum1
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
THTR 3421Technical Direction for the Theater3
THTR 3442Theater Management I3
THTR 2711Drawing and Rendering for the Theater I3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
Select one of the following:3
Lighting Design I 
Costume Design I 
Scene Design I 
Creative Sound Technique 
THTR 1087Production Practicum1
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
THTR 2501Theater Safety and Management3
THTR 2712Drawing and Rendering for the Theater II3
THTR 3422Structural Design for the Stage3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
THTR 1087Production Practicum1
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
THTR 3031Lighting, Sound and Video Technology3
Select one of the following:3
Scene Painting I 
Introduction to the Director's Art 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
THTR 3002History of the Theater II3
THTR 1087Production Practicum1
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
THTR 1231Acting I3
THTR 2085Theater Internship3
THTR 3001History of the Theater I3
Free Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
THTR 1087Production Practicum1
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
THTR 2442Propcraft3
THTR 4401Theater Management Capstone3
THTR 3082General Study2
THTR 3261The Job Market3
Free Elective3
THTR 1087Production Practicum1
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
THTR 4097World of the Play [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Select one of the following (not previously taken):3
Lighting Design I 
Costume Design I 
Scene Design I 
Creative Sound Technique 
Lighting Design II 
Costume Design II 
Scene Design II 
Approved Elective outside Department of Theater13
THTR 1087Production Practicum1
 Term Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours: 123