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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Production Design and Technology Major (B.F.A.)

Major code BF5162

College of Fine Arts
School of Dance, Film, and Theater
Theater Division
Kantner Hall 307B
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4818
Fax: 740.593.4817
theater@ohio.edu
http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/theater/

Program Overview

The B.F.A. in Production Design and Technology is available for an emphasis on the environmental aspects of performance. Design and technology skills, concepts and techniques for scenery, costumes, lighting, properties, sound, and crafts are taught in a series of courses and special projects throughout the four-year curriculum. Productions are prepared under the close personal advisement and participation of the production faculty and staff. Qualified students are challenged with major creative technical or managerial responsibilities.

At the end of the first year, potential majors interview and present their portfolio for provisional acceptance into the program. Portfolio examples of design and technical work from theater design and production foundation classes should be presented in addition to other examples of art work or technical abilities. Continuing in the program is contingent upon successful end of semester portfolio reviews with faculty.

During the first two years, students should complete much of the Theater Core and General Education requirements. In consultation with their advisor, students will be directed to take production design technology foundation courses at the 2000-level and above. The final two years are directed toward honing skills and building a portfolio based on design and technology courses suited to student's career goals and aspirations.
Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students interested in production design and technology are expected to complete the Theater BFA Core, which consists of first-year foundation courses during their first year of study. Interviews for all Theater Division specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview and portfolio presentation with the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation.

Change of Program Policy

Students interested in production design and technology are expected to complete the Theater B.F.A. Core. Interviews for all Theater Division specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview and portfolio presentation to the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated by the student at the Theater Division Office or the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office.

External Transfer Admission

Students interested in production design and technology are expected to complete the Theater B.F.A. Core. Interviews for all Theater Division specialized B.F.A. programs are held annually in the spring. Admission to this specialized B.F.A. program is based on an interview and portfolio presentation to the faculty. All theater majors are required to attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in any theater course required for graduation. Upon successful admission, change of major paperwork should be initiated by the student at the Theater Division Office or the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office. For students planning to transfer from another institution, attending B.F.A. interviews in the spring prior to transfer is recommended for possible direct admission to the B.F.A. program.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing their B.F.A. in production design and technology commonly choose to enter the professional market for performing arts companies, specialized production companies or pursue graduate study.