College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Theatre Arts

Design and Production Track

The Design and Production Track has two parts: required courses and enrichment courses. The track covers costume design, lighting design, scenic design, and theatre production in all areas. Participation in design projects, shop construction, and crew work is expected.Students and professor Jay Herzog working with creative lighting

Our graduates have won regional awards, work in many high level theatres including Broadway, are accepted into some of the finest graduate programs in the country and own their own theatre companies.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the required courses for the Design and Production Track, all undergraduates must complete the Department of Theatre Arts Core Courses (28 units).

Required Courses for the Design and Production Track (18 units)
THEA 109 Acting I for Non-Acting Track (3)
THEA 201 Scenic Design I (3)
THEA 251 Stagecraft I (3)
THEA 255 Lighting Design I (3)
THEA 353 Costume Design I (3)

One of the following (3 units):
THEA 351 Stagecraft II (3)
THEA 355 Lighting Design II (3)
THEA 361 Scenic Design II (3)
THEA 453 Costume Design II (3)

Crew Requirements:
THEA 494 Scene Crew
THEA 495 Lighting Crew
THEA 496 Costume Crew
THEA 497 Running Crew


THEA 209 Sound Design (3)
THEA 241 Costume, Dress and Society: Egyptian to Elizabethan (3)
THEA 242 Costume, Dress and Society: Elizabethan to 1950 (3)
THEA 245 Makeup Design I (3)
THEA 246 Makeup Design II (3)
THEA 257 Stage Management (3)
THEA 433 Advanced Study in Stage Management (1-9)
THEA 443 Structural Design and Safety (3)
THEA 445 Scene Painting (3)
THEA 463 Period Styles for Design (3)
THEA 480 Advanced Study in Theatre Design (1-9)
THEA 487 Professional Theatre Seminar (1-12)

Department of Theatre Arts
Center for the Arts, Room 3037 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2792
Fax: 410-704-3914

spotlight: Students focusing lights in the mini lighting lab

Learn about costume, lighting and scenic design, and theatre production in all areas.

related links

Major Requirements Checklist 1 (PDF)

• Track Requirements Checklist 2 (PDF)

• Student Handbook (PDF)



Jay Herzog
Coordinator of Design and Production







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