Concentration in Design and Technology

Students entering the Design and Technology Concentration are exposed to multiple disciplines and design areas within the performing arts including scenic design and stage management, and courses chosen from theatrical construction, lighting design and electrics, digital media design, costume design, and construction. This program is geared towards creative and imaginative, open-minded individuals with a drive for excellence.

Students in this concentration explore creative concepts on a theoretical level, both in the classroom and studio, while reinforcing their training through practical application in main stage productions of theatre, opera-theatre, and dance. In addition to coursework, as they travel through the program, students take on roles as production technicians and assistants, stepping into leadership roles as designers or production stage managers. This fully collaborative and interdisciplinary program supports pre-professional development.

Design and Technology students have a multitude of facilities available for their use including a Design Lab with 28 drafting and rendering stations, CAD Lab with 20 student workstations, Scene Shop, Paint Shop, Costume Shop, Sound/Video Editing Lab, Lighting Lab, and Acting Labs. World class venues include the University Theatre, the Studio Theatre, the University Dance Theatre, and Griffin Concert Hall.

Courses in Design and Technology

Students in Design and Technology are able to take concentration related classes every term they are enrolled at CSU.

  • Introduction to Production Design
  • Costume Construction
  • Theatre Practicum I
  • Historical Perspectives1
  • Computer Assisted Design
  • Stage Management
  • Fundamentals of Costume Design
  • Fundamentals of Lighting Design
  • Sound Design for the Theatre
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • Scenic Design: Fundamentals
  • Scenic Painting
  • Theatre Practicum II
  • Theatrical Design and Production Special Topics4
  • Contemporary Plays and Alternative Theatre
  • Technical Direction and Production Management
  • Stage Management
  • Advanced Costume Design
  • Advanced Lighting Design
  • Digital Media Design for the Stage
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • Advanced Scenic Design
  • Theatre Assistant
  • Theatre Practicum III
  • Theatre Seminar
  • Theatrical Design and Production Advanced Topics
  • Design Portfolio and Professional Preparation
  • Capstone in Theatre Practice
  • Supervised College Teaching
  • Theatre Practicum IV