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Theatre Design and Production Certificate

Theatre
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 18
  • Degree:
One-year certificate program in technical theatre offering courses in theatre design, production, and technology.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Required Courses (12 cr)
TH 1301 - Stagecraft (3.0 cr)
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I (3.0 cr)
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup (3.0 cr)
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
Electives (6 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 1551 - Sound Design (3.0 cr)
· TH 1601 - Stage Management (3.0 cr)
· TH 2451 - Hair and Wig Styling Techniques for the Theatre (3.0 cr)
· TH 3301 - Stagecraft II (3.0 cr)
· TH 3331 - Scenic Design I (3.0 cr)
· TH 3341 - Properties Construction (3.0 cr)
· TH 3401 - Costume Construction II (3.0 cr)
· TH 3441 - Costume Design I (3.0 cr)
· TH 3501 - Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre (3.0 cr)
· TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting (3.0 cr)
 
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TH 1301 - Stagecraft
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods of planning, constructing, painting, rigging, and shifting stage scenery. pre-req: 1041
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to study and practice of methods and materials used in building costumes for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to principles and materials of stage makeup and their application in developing a character makeup for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or Theatre Design and Production Certificate or instructor consent
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 1551 - Sound Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Principles and practice of choosing, editing, and running sound cues for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 1601 - Stage Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theory and practice of stage management techniques applicable to a variety of theatre forms and situations.
TH 2451 - Hair and Wig Styling Techniques for the Theatre
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This course is designed to explore techniques for styling actors' hair and wigs for specific hairstyles required in theatrical production.
TH 3301 - Stagecraft II
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This course will explore construction techniques such as metal working and finish carpentry. These skills are needed for anyone interested in pursuing a job in the field of scenery and/or properties construction. prereq: 1301
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of design used in creation of scenery for theatre. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3341 - Properties Construction
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Course looks at the specialized techniques and methods used in the construction of stage properties. Major focus will be placed on the areas of metalworking, casting, carving, furniture construction, and upholstery. Explore research techniques in period, style, and chronology. prereq: 1301
TH 3401 - Costume Construction II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced principles and practices of costume construction techniques emphasizing pattern drafting and draping and a study of advanced craft techniques. prereq: 1401 or instructor consent
TH 3441 - Costume Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 1401, 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 3501 - Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced techniques of computer technology for theatre production including operation and functionality of digitally controlled equipment for lighting, sound and stage equipment. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced theories and techniques used in designing lights for traditional and nontraditional theatre works. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent; no grad credit