2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Design Technology, Sound Design (GPS)


This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Term One


Total: 17 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 1100  with C or better

Total: 17 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Three


Total: 14 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete one MTH course

Term Four


Total: 17 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 2100  with C or better

Term Five


Total: 17 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Six


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete 20 upper-level credits

Term Seven


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Eight


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Program Description


The B.F.A. Design/Technology Program prepares students for careers as designers, technicians, and stage managers in the professional theatre. Students approach their studies from three viewpoints: (1) general theatre knowledge with classes in acting, dramatic literature, theatre history and theory; (2) artistic design skills, with classes in design, drawing, theatre graphics, and decor and costume history; and (3) theatre technology, with classes in technical theory, application, and craft.

During the junior and senior year students may choose to pursue a concentration in either design or technology. Design students progress through theoretical design projects to assistant design positions on faculty-designed productions and/or designing their own shows. Technology students progress through general crew positions to supervisory positions. Exceptional students may qualify for a professional theatre internship as a final senior project. Technology majors will prepare for careers as technical directors, carpenters, riggers, scenic artists, stitchers, cutters, drapers, and lighting and sound technicians.

Career Opportunities


For career information, please visit Wright State University Career Services:

http://www.wright.edu/careerservices

Campus Contact Information


Wright State University Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures
T148 Creative Arts Center
Wright State University
theatre_arts@wright.edu
937-775-3072

http://www.wright.edu/tdmp/designtechnology/program.html

Additional Comments


Academic success resources (math, writing, tutoring): http://www.wright.edu/uc/success/

Admissions: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/

Financial Aid: http://www.wright.edu/financialaid/

Transitional Advising WebPage (TAP): http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising