Theatre Design and Production - Coastal Carolina University
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Design and Production

The Design and Production concentration in the Theatre Arts BFA program prepares you for a professional career as a theater designer, artisan, stage manager, or technician. This intensive program of theater studies involves a high degree of specialization and offers a balance of classwork and contribution through production; you will gain a thorough understanding of the theatrical process as it relates to the various areas of design and production.

BFA Theatre Arts, Design and Production concentration



Experiential Opportunities

Mainstage Productions

Blue Lighting at the front of Wheelwright for Oklahoma.

Professional Event Lighting

Student performing in a turning wheel during student-developed production of Putt Putt.

Collaborations with Student-Developed Productions




Students working on costuming in Theatre

Costume Shop

Theatre Scene Construction Shop

TAPS Theatre Workshop

Edwards Theatre




(8 Courses)

THEA 100 – Theatre Common Hour
THEA 130 - Principles of Dramatic Analysis
THEA 150 - Acting I
THEA 154 - Introduction to Costuming
THEA 155 - Stagecraft
THEA 361 - Theatre History and Literature I
THEA 362 - Theatre History and Literature II
THEA 425 - World Dramatic Literature

Major Requirements
(20 Courses)

ARTS 103 - Fundamentals of Art I
ARTS 104 - Fundamentals of Art II
ARTS 111 - Fundamentals of Drawing
THEA 153 - Introduction to Theatre Technology
THEA 220 - Theatre Laboratory
THEA 254 - Rendering for the Theatre
THEA 255 - Computer Aided Drafting and Design
THEA 329 - Stage Management
THEA 352 - Costume Design
THEA 355 - Scene Design
THEA 356 - Lighting Design
THEA 357 - Scene Painting
THEA 452 - Projects in Design
THEA 462 - Dramatic Theory and Criticism
THEA 497 - Theatre Design and Production Capstone

Electives (Choose 14 Credits)

MCJ 391 - Recording Technology I
MUS 170 - Basic Musicianship I
MUS 171 - Basic Musicianship II
THEA 230 - Complete Stage Makeup
THEA 288 - Directing I: The Director’s Vision
THEA 346 - Advanced Stagecraft
THEA 347 - Principles of Sound Design
THEA 348 - Digital Design for Live Entertainment
THEA 351 - Costume Construction
THEA 358 - Properties Design and Construction
THEA 359 - Special Topics in Technical Theatre
THEA 454 - Advanced Costume Design
THEA 455 - Advanced Scene Design
THEA 456 - Advanced Lighting Design

Major Requirements  »
Sample 4-Year Plan »



Program Faculty Spotlight

Priscilla Meyers

Chian-Anne Lu

Assistant Professor

Lighting Design

Eric Hall

Chair, Associate Professor

Costume Design

Amanda Green
All Theatre Faculty  »



Student and Alumni Work

  • MidDay with Tre 2023 (Added 2/21/2023) MCD

    MIdDay with Tre

    In this episode, Tre talks with the Steven HIgginbotham, chair, for the Theatre Department, shows off the power hat, and more!

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  • Students captured in water pool during Metamorphoses

    Constructing a Water Stage

    As part of the production Metamorphoses, students in Theatre Design and Production created an interior water stage from the ground up. Watch the video on their process.

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  • Zombie Stage Makeup

    Zombie Invasion

    As part of their Fall course on Stage Makeup, students transform themselves into gruesome zombies.

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Application Requirements

» Digital Audition  (Deadline: May 1, 2023)

If you are interested in the Design and Technology Program, please reach out and contact us at

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (Highschool, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport


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Program Contact

Steven Higginbotham 760 (Added 10/18/2022) MCD

Steven Higginbotham
Chair, Theatre

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