Department of Performing Arts
Stage & Screen Design/Technology (BFA)
About the Program
The BFA in Stage and Screen Design/Technology provides students with the tools to work across the mediums of theatre, television, and film. This interdisciplinary program taught collaboratively with the department of Visual and Media Arts—one of the premier film schools in the United States—is one of the first undergraduate programs in the country to offer a complete degree in design for both stage and screen. Prospective students for this program should apply to and begin in our BFA Theatre Design/Technology degree before moving into Stage & Screen Design/Tech as second year students.
In addition to classes that provide firm grounding in theatrical design, your coursework will allow you to explore special topics in designing for film and television. You will have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in both Visual & Media Arts and Performing Arts, and to build your professional network from peers in both disciplines. Production projects and internship opportunities in both our Boston and Los Angeles campuses will round out your experience and prepare you for the professional world of production design in a wide range of entertainment fields.
A student mixes sound in the college's audio production & post-production center.
|BFA Stage & Screen Design/Technology (detailed below)||72|
|General Education Requirements||56|
Compare the requirements of this program to other Emerson BFA degrees in Performing Arts.
Learn about the BFA in Visual & Media Arts
To see descriptions of any of the below classes, please visit our course catalogue.
|1st||PA101||Languages of the Stage||4|
|1st||TH142||Stagecraft Laboratories: Electrics||2|
|1st||TH143||Stagecraft Laboratories: Props||2|
|1st||TH149||Emerson Stage Production Crew||0|
|2nd||TH215||World Drama in its Context I||4|
|2nd||TH216||World Drama in its Context II||4|
|3rd-4th||VM100||History of Media Arts I||4|
|Total Department of Performing Arts Core||20|
|1st||TH121||Introduction to Acting I||4|
|1st||TH150||History of Fashion & Decor: Design Research||4|
|2nd||TH249||Emerson Stage Production Team||0|
|2nd-4th||VM204||Topics: Video Production for Non-Majors||4|
|2nd-4th||VM selected course||4|
|Total BFA Stage & Screen D/T Core||24|
|2nd-4th||TH242||Lighting Design I||4|
|2nd-4th||TH245||Scenic Design I||4|
|2nd-4th||TH248||Costume Design I||4|
|2nd-4th||TH342||Lighting Design II||4|
|2nd-4th||TH345||Scenic Design II|
|2nd-4th||TH348||Costume Design II||4|
|2nd-4th||TH441||Topics in Technical Direction (repeatable)||4|
|2nd-4th||Design Theory & Practice||4|
|2nd-4th||TH247||Make-up for Theatre||4|
|2nd-4th||TH347||Make-up Effects for Film & TV||4|
|2nd-4th||VM331||Fundamentals of Production Design||4|
|2nd-4th||VM420||Advanced Production Design||4|
|Total BFA Stage & Screen D/T Advanced||28|