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Theatre, BA

Design & Production Concentration

Students with an interest in Theatre Design and Production will study with faculty who are professionals in the field. Our new state-of-the-art Proscenium Theatre and Black Box Theatre are supported with the most sophisticated technology labs and equipment. In this track, several areas of design/theatre production are offered, including stage management, scenery, costuming, lighting and sound. These majors have opportunities to work with faculty and guest desigers as assistants, and they serve as designers on student-directed productions. They can also serve as a stage manager, master carpenter, master electrician, props master, draper, crafts person, and stitcher on a range of department productions and student projects.

Required courses in this degree program are listed below. There are also many lower and upper-level Theatre electives that are offered to these majors.  For course descriptions, please visit the online
UMBC Undergraduate Catalog.


Design & Production Concentration – 54 Credits

Theatre Core: Credits (31)

THTR 100 Intro to Theatre Scenography (3)

THTR 104 Intro to Costumes (3)

THTR 120 Intro to Theatre: Theory & Production (3)

THTR 202 Drama Literature (3)

THTR 241 Ensemble I (3)

THTR 244 Script Analysis (3)

THTR 261 Theatre Production: Running Crew (1)

THTR 262 Theatre Production: Light & Sound (1)

THTR 263 Theatre Production: Costumes (1)

THTR 264 Theatre Production: Scenery (1)

THTR 310 History of Theatre (3)

THTR 411 Modern Theatre: History & Practice (3)

THTR 460 Theatre Capstone (3)


Design & Production Requirements (9)

THTR 110 Intro to Acting (3)


THTR 220 Craft of Acting (3) AND THTR 231 Drafting for the Theatre (3) AND THTR 353 Stage Management (3)



Design Series “D”

Two of the following: Credits (6)

THTR 232 Scene Design (3)

THTR 233 Costume Design (3)

THTR 235 Lighting Design I (3)


Design Series “OD”

One of the following: Credits (2–3)

THTR 234 Make-up for the Stage (2)

THTR 237 Sound Design (3)


Advanced Design Series “AD”

One of the following: Credits (3)

THTR 332 Advanced Scene & Costume Design (3)


THTR 335 Advanced Lighting Design (3)


Production Requirement: Credits (3–9)

As part of their final four semesters, all students in the BA concentration in Design & Production must complete three semesters of production coursework. These may be fulfilled with any of the following:

THTR 339 Advanced Production Techniques

THTR 390 Theatre in Production

THTR 400 Theatre Studies

THTR 490 Production Workshop


Total Credits: 54


Course Requirements/Curriculum