The design and technical production option is for those desiring concentrated training/education in scenic, lighting, sound, and costume design, and technical theatre production. The training the student receives in this program allows him or her to seek an entry-level position in professional theatre, television, or film industries, or pursue further education at a graduate school or internship program. It is the goal of the faculty to give the student the classroom instruction, practical experience, and individual attention needed to form clear goals pertaining to a career in technical theatre.
Degree at a Glance
|Theatre Core Requirements||21|
|Design/Technical Production Option Requirements||54|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
Major Department Admission
A separate application and portfolio review is required for acceptance into the design and technical production option. The acceptance process for both new and transfer students includes an interview and analysis of the overall academic and artistic record, and determination of the potential for success throughout the course of study.
Requirements for admission to the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are consistent with general University admission requirements. These include:
- English (4 units)
- Mathematics (4 units)
- Social studies (3 units)
- Natural sciences (3 units) and
- Foreign language (2 units)
NOTE: One unit equals one year of high school credit.
One of the following performance standards must also be met:
New Freshmen: Minimum ACT 20 (composite), minimum SAT 950 (combined), or rank in top half of high school graduating class.
Transfer and Readmit Students: Completed twelve or more semester credits from a postsecondary institution with a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 and GPA 2.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application. (Theatre majors with an emphasis in Film and New Media: minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 and GPA 3.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application.)
International Students: Minimum TOEFL 70 (Internet) or 523 (paper)
Individual departments may have higher standards for acceptance into the different degrees and emphases. Please check with the individual departments for these standards.
Auditions are required for admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music for music and dance majors and minors. Auditions are also required for admission to the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film for the BA Performance Emphasis. A separate application and portfolio review are required for acceptance into the BFA Film and New Media Emphasis, and the BA Directing and Management Emphasis.
Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies
Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are in this catalog under “Removal of Deficiencies.”
Students with one deficiency, two deficiencies but not in the same category, or two deficiencies in foreign language who receive a Deferred Admission or Admission by Review, may be considered for admission to the college. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under Admission to the University, Removal of Deficiencies in this catalog.
College Degree Requirements
College General Education Requirements
Foreign Languages/Language Requirement
The languages requirement serves to help students gain a working familiarity with a language and a culture other than their own.
All students pursuing bachelor of arts or bachelor of music degrees are required to complete the intermediate level in one foreign language. Some or all of these courses may be completed while in high school. Courses approved to satisfy the languages requirement are offered by the Department of Classics and Religious Studies and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the College of Education and Human Sciences. A student is required to successfully complete 202 to fulfill the languages requirement. (Exceptions: In Japanese, a student must complete JAPN 201 Second-Year Japanese I and one additional course from JAPN 202 Intermediate Grammar and Reading I, JAPN 203 Second-Year Japanese II, and JAPN 204 Intermediate Grammar and Reading II; in Greek, the student must complete two 300-level courses; in Latin, a student must take LATN 301 Latin Prose I and LATN 302 Latin Poetry I.) Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Omaha Native Language, Russian, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
- A student who has completed three years of one foreign language study in high school may fulfill the languages requirement by taking a fourth-semester-level course.
- A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement.
- Any student who achieves a specified scaled score in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam in French, German, and Spanish, levels 1 and 2, will be exempt from the languages requirement and will also receive credit for the fourth semester course in the language.
- A transfer student with 11 or 12 semester hours of accepted credit has two choices: 1) to complete 6 hours in the same language at the 200 level; or 2) with permission of the chair of the department to enroll in a fourth semester course.
- A student from a foreign country who has demonstrated acceptable proficiency in his or her native language (other than English) is exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. American students who present acceptable evidence that their second language is English are exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. All such students should see the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building, for this exemption.
|ARAB 201||Second-Year Arabic I||3|
|ARAB 202||Second-Year Arabic II||3|
|CHIN 201||Second-Year Chinese I||3|
|CHIN 202||Second-Year Chinese II||3|
|CZEC 201||Second-Year Czech I||3|
|CZEC 202||Second-Year Czech II||3|
|FREN 201||Second-Year French I||3|
|FREN 202||Second-Year French II||3|
|FREN 203||Conversation and Composition I||3|
|FREN 210||Accelerated Second-Year French||6|
|GERM 201||Second-Year German I||3|
|GERM 202||Second-Year German II||3|
|GERM 203||Composition and Conversation I||3|
|GERM 210||Accelerated Second-Year German||6|
|GREK 301||Greek Prose I||3|
|GREK 302||Greek Poetry I||3|
|GREK 373||New Testament Greek||3|
|HEBR 301||Biblical Hebrew Prose||3|
|HEBR 302||Biblical Hebrew Poetry||3|
|JAPN 201||Second-Year Japanese I||3|
|JAPN 202||Intermediate Grammar and Reading I||3|
|JAPN 203||Second-Year Japanese II||3|
|JAPN 204||Intermediate Grammar and Reading II||3|
|LATN 301||Latin Prose I||3|
|LATN 302||Latin Poetry I||3|
|RUSS 201||Second-Year Russian I||3|
|RUSS 202||Second-Year Russian II||3|
|SLPA 201||Second Year American Sign Language I||4|
|SLPA 202||Second Year American Sign Language II||4|
|SPAN 201||Second-Year Spanish I||3|
|SPAN 202||Second-Year Spanish II||3|
|SPAN 203||Intensive Conversation||3|
|SPAN 210||Accelerated Second-Year Spanish||6|
Minimum Hours Required for Graduation
A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Students in the College are required to maintain a minimum current and cumulative GPA of 2.0. Individual departments may require a higher current and cumulative GPA.
C- and D Grades
The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools outside of the University of Nebraska system.
Grades lower than C earned at UNL or transferred from other schools cannot be applied toward requirements in a major, but may be applied toward total hours.
University regulations for the Pass/No Pass privilege state: The Pass/No Pass option is designed to be used by a student seeking to expand his/her intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where he/she may have minimum preparation without adversely affecting his/her grade point average.
- Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to a student’s GPA
- P is interpreted to mean C or above. Some professional education courses require a C+ or above.
- A change to or from Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (1/2 of the course.) This date coincides with the final date to drop a course without the instructor’s approval.
- The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing grading option.
- Prior to the mid-term deadline, changing to or from the Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building. After the mid-term deadline, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with a professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing Pass/No Pass.
- The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.
Pass/no pass privileges in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are extended to students according to the following additional regulations:
- Pass/no pass hours can count toward fulfillment of ACE requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
- Freshmen and sophomores may enroll for no more than 6 hours of Pass/No Pass work per semester.
- Students may not elect to take courses on a Pass/No Pass basis to fulfill degree requirements in the major. Departments may allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass to be taken in the minor offered by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
- Departments may specify that certain courses can be taken only on a Pass/No Pass basis.
- The College will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of Pass/No Pass grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all “pass” grades earned at UNL and other schools.
Individual departments vary in their policies regarding Pass/No Pass hours as applied to the major and minor. Consult the individual departmental listings for these policies. Students who wish to apply Pass/No Pass hours to their major and minor(s) must obtain approval on a form that is available in the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building.
Students are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average each semester. Some programs within the College may have higher GPA requirements to keep in good academic standing.
Transfer Credit Rules
Ordinarily, hours earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. The maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college is 60.
Normally credit is not given for pre-university work. In some instances, however, it may be possible to receive credit through satisfactory examination.
All transfer students must complete the Residency Requirement (see “Residency Requirement”), and at least 9 hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools other than UNO or UNK. All grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK. However, transfer courses within a student’s major or minor will be evaluated by that unit and held to the same minimum grade standards as courses taken at UNL.
School of Art, Art History and Design Transfer Credit Policy
A studio or art history course presented for possible transfer to UNL is evaluated by the School of Art, Art History and Design using course descriptions and/or course syllabi to evaluate content, and course schedules to evaluate the hours of instruction.
Studio courses that are eligible for transfer credit based on course content are awarded one credit hour for every 30 hours of instruction (with the assumption that the transfer course required 15 hours of work outside of class for every 30 hours spent in class with the instructor.) Credit is rounded to the nearest half-credit hour. If a course is presented for possible transfer, and the hours of instruction fall short of UNL’s NASAD-based standards, the course will receive a proportional reduction in credit.
Each major requires a minimum amount of credit that must be completed at UNL. Courses taken at other academic institutions may be applied toward the remaining required credits subject to evaluation by the department. Specific limits may be found in the major requirements section.
Glenn Korff School of Music Transfer Credit Policy
The following will be used by advisors as guidelines for the evaluation of transfer credits which are less than five years old:
- If a transfer student has successfully completed (grade C or above) approved transfer credits which are equivalent to music major/minor requirements in terms of number of credit hours and scope of content, that area will be considered completed at the discretion of the chief degree program advisor.
- For approved transfer credits which are lacking equivalency in either number of credit hours, scope of content, or grade received to music major/minor requirements in applied music, music theory, sight singing/aural skills, and keyboard skills, the number of transfer credits accepted and placement will be determined by audition/proficiency tests administered by designated area faculty.
- For approved transfer credits which are lacking equivalency in other music areas (history and ensembles), the number of transfer credits accepted will be determined by the chief degree program advisor.
All music course work which is more than five years old must be validated by an audition or competency examination given by designated area faculty.
Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Transfer Credit Policy
There are no additional restrictions regarding transfer credit.
Transfer Credit from Foreign Institutions
Credit for courses taken at foreign universities and colleges will be transferred only after validation by the appropriate department. This evaluation may include examination of the student over subject matter studied at the foreign institution.
International Baccalaureate Credit
Students who have studied art, music, or theatre within the International Baccalaureate Program will be given credit for courses at UNL according to the guidelines established by each academic unit. Contact the department office for specific course information.
Course Level Requirements
Upper-Level Requirement: Thirty of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299.
Students must meet either of the following residency qualifications:
- At least 30 of the last 36 hours of credit must be registered for and completed while enrolled at UNL.
- A total of 90 credits must be registered for and completed while enrolled at UNL.
Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward degree requirements if students participate in prior approved programs and register through UNL. Credit awarded from an institution other than UNL will be subject to transfer credit and residency rules.
All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu.
Students who first enroll at Nebraska under the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog must fulfill the requirements stated in this catalog or in any other catalog which is published while they are enrolled in the College provided the catalog they follow is no more than ten years old at the time of graduation. A student must, however, meet the requirements from one catalog only rather than choosing a portion from one catalog and the remainder from another.
Exception: Students pursuing any degree in the Glenn Korff School of Music who fail to take at least one course that will fulfill their degree requirements during a 12-month period must apply for re-admission. They are then required to move to the new catalog and fulfill the requirements in effect at the time of readmission.
Majors in theatre–design and technical production will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic design principles and procedures, and experience in a least one of the design disciplines.
- Understand the relationship between lighting, scenic, costume, props, and sound design and how these elements combine to achieve a unity of vision in production.
- Clearly present research, design concepts, and staging plans in both verbal and visual form.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the most common forms, materials, and approach used for each design discipline in live performance, film, industrial, and commercial applications.
- Understand the history of theatre, visual styles, and design styles, and be able to utilize them in their work.
- Depending on design/technical orientation, be able to:
- plan a production by drafting a plan, generating a finished model or renderings, all of the necessary design or construction drafting, a budget, and a production schedule that will include an estimated budget.
- understand and have the ability from construction drawings and renderings, to both construct and/or supervise work crews in the construction of design elements that are safe, correctly built and cost effective, meeting the expectations of the designer, the director, and the producer.
- understand and safely use stage machinery, flying scenery, moving scenery manually, with motors, or with hydraulics.
- implement basic scene painting tasks under supervision of painting in-charge person at professional scene shops.
- supervise a crew in the hanging and execution of a light plot, understand the programming necessary for lighting control systems, and sustain a design in performance while maintaining a safe working environment.
- safely and correctly use and maintain all tools and equipment appropriate to a discipline, maintain a safe building shop, and supervise its personnel.
- Execute design elements in a timely manner that is safe and satisfies the requirements of the director, the designer, the performers, and the producer.
- Demonstrate the discipline and sense of responsibility necessary when working in the production team in the “real world”.
- Enter a graduate studies program in a design field or entertainment technologies or enter the job market in a non-faculty position.
|BFA Core Requirements|
|THEA 112G||Introduction to Theatre||3|
|THEA 114||Basic Acting Techniques I||3|
|THEA 120||Principles of Design for Theatre and Film||3|
|THEA 201||Technical Theatre Practice||3|
|THEA 202||Play Direction I||3|
|THEA 234||Scripts in Production||3|
|THEA 423||Rendering for the Theatre||3|
|Credit Hours Subtotal:||21|
|Design & Technical Production Option Requirements|
|THEA 285||University Theatre I||2|
|or THEA 286||University Theatre II|
|THEA 335||History of Theatre I||3|
|THEA 336||History of Theatre II||3|
|THEA 409||Advanced Projects in Technical Theatre||4|
|THEA 210||Introduction to Stage Lighting||3|
|THEA 412||Scene Design I||3|
|THEA 418||Costume Design I||3|
|THEA 421||Drafting for the Theatre||3|
|THEA 432||Scene Painting||3|
|THEA 450||Sound Design I||3|
|THEA 472||Theatre Perspective||3|
|IDES 445||History of Interiors and Designed Objects||3|
|TMFD 407||History of Dress||3|
|Select 15 credits of the following (additional courses may be taken for elective credit):||15|
|Digital Media Production|
|Stage Lighting II|
|Scene Design II|
|Production Design for Film and Television|
|Computer Aided Design (CAD) for the Theatre|
|Costume Design II|
|Problems in Technical Production|
|Advanced Stage Lighting Technology|
|Sound Design II|
|Stage Rigging I|
|Internship in Theatre or Film|
|Apparel Design by Flat Pattern|
|Apparel Design by Draping|
|Credit Hours Subtotal:||54|
|Total Credit Hours||75|
Additional Major Requirements
Prerequisite Requirements/Advancement in Major
Students in the design and technical production option are expected to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout their career. Transcripts will be reviewed periodically to ensure satisfactory progress. Failure to maintain a 2.5 GPA may result in dismissal from the program.
C- and D Grades
Minimum grade for all major requirements is C.
All courses taken for major requirements must be for letter grade, unless the course is only offered Pass/No Pass.
Description: Introduction to the forms and functions of theatre and dramatic literature in the historical development of Western cultural traditions. While the theatre always reflects the aesthetic and philosophical concerns of the cultural era, the objective of the course is to determine the unique aesthetics of the theatre as an art form by exploring such issues as the relationship between the literary text and the text in performance; the changing role of theatre in culture historically; the various theatre research methods (historical, critical, experimental).
Description: Introduction to the essentials of the actor's craft: concentration, relaxation, sensory awareness, improvisation, and basic script analysis.
Prerequisites: Theatre major or permission.
Description: Introduction of the basic elements of design and the development of visual and perceptual skills. Develop an extensive portfolio of 2D and 3D visual projects through experimentation with various media.
Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Description: Topic varies.
Description: Basic theoretical and practical application of the technical theatre production, including scenery design, construction, use and requirements and related areas that are considered scenic or influence scenery, its design and construction. Related areas include types of stages, facilities, equipment and tool use and maintenance, materials, drafting fundamentals, painting, moving scenery, properties and safety.
Description: Introduction to the methods and techniques of makeup.
Course is a prerequisite for THEA 411.
Description: Introduction and appreciation of the basic theory and practice of stage lighting. Exploration and application of elements of design (color, texture, intensity, line, composition) as they relate to lighting for live performance. Learning the basic tools of the lighting from the actual lighting instruments to the creating and timing of lighting cues.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.
Description: Survey of dramatic literature and texts in production, promoting a broad understanding of performed scripts. Approximately 12-15 plays and/or screenplays studied.
Prerequisites: THEA 115.
Description: Training in the use of voice for the stage, including anatomy of the voice-producing mechanism, the actor's improvement of voice, breath control for the theatre, resonance and flexibility of tone for characterization, and vocal response to a wide range of emotional stimuli in dramatic literature.
Description: Application of phonetics to stage diction and dialects. Mastery for characterization on stage of the distinguishing characteristics of foreign dialects, regional variants, and stage diction.
Prerequisites: THEA 115.
Description: Movement training focusing on the process of building a physical characterization, physical conditioning and flexibility, kinesthetic awareness, and movement improvisation.
Description: A practical introduction to the aesthetics, equipment, and production workflow for digital video production.
Description: Intensive application of principles of interpretative and technical theatre practice.
Description: Intensive application of principles of interpretative and technical theatre practice.
Description: Investigation of selected topics in digital arts.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs THEA or permission.
Description: Survey of management techniques for the theatre including theoretical and practical application.
Prerequisites: THEA 202 or permission
Description: Exploration of periods and styles of play direction from Classical Greek to contemporary American Realism and theatre for young audiences. Rehearsal and production of student directed scenes and short plays in Laboratory Theatre.
Prerequisites: THEA 112G
Description: Theatre from Ancient Greece through Elizabethan period.
Prerequisites: THEA 112G
Description: Theatre from French Neoclassicism to the present.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts or permission.
Description: Survey and practical application of the major aspects of making and leading improvisation with young people.
Description: Web design, usability and interactive media.
Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in the Nebraska at Oxford study abroad program
Lecturers and tutors for the two courses are from Oxford University faculty and staff. Field trips and cultural excursions will supplement the course lectures and tutorials.
Description: Shakespeare and the well-known literature of England since the Middle Ages.
Description: Creation, animation, lighting and rendering moving images.
Prerequisites: Open to juniors who are candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
Description: Actor's methods of character development in the major styles of acting including Realistic Drama, Elizabethan, Comedy, Theatre of the Absurd, Musical Theatre, and others, and the acting profession itself. Specific content for each semester may be obtained from the teaching faculty.
Description: Actor movement training intended for the graduate and advanced undergraduate. Focus on the process of building a physical characterization, tumbling, kinesthetic awareness, movement improvisation, period styles, court dancing, mask, Commedia dell'Arte, and stage combat
Description: The creation of various costume accessories, ornaments and hand properties categorized by the profession as costume crafts.
Prerequisites: THEA 410/810, 412/812, 418/818 or equivalent and permission.
Description: Projects in scene design, costume design, lighting design, sound design, or technical direction. Planning and execution of designs for actual production.
Prerequisites: THEA 410/810 or equivalent.
Description: Intensive work in designing lighting for theatre, dance, musicals, and opera.
Prerequisites: THEA 411/811 or equivalent.
Description: Advanced lighting design through the rendering of light story boards.
Prerequisites: THEA 413/813 or 489/889.
Description: Theory and practice of production design for the camera. Research, design techniques, tools, and aspects specific to film and television.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 201, and permission.
Description: Computer Aided Design (CAD) as it applies to scenic, costume, and lighting design. Emphasis on two-dimensional drafting, three-dimensional modeling, and computer graphics.
Prerequisites: THEA 418/818.
Description: In-depth costume design in the areas of design conception and techniques of design communication. Application of principles learned in Costume Design I.
Description: In-depth theoretical and practical application of organization, materials, and techniques necessary for the planning, execution, maintenance, and use of stage scenery, and the proper and safe use and maintenance of the stage and shop facilities.
Description: Advanced techniques and practice in technical drafting as applied to theatrical scenic construction.
Description: Practice in planning of a theatre facility, including program writing, working with consultants and architects, equipment specification, space allocation, codes and regulations.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 201 or permission.
Description: Techniques and practice of rendering for scene and costume design.
Prerequisites: THEA 411/811 or 489/889, or permission
Description: Advanced application of film lighting concepts and techniques.
Prerequisites: THEA 210
Description: Strengthen design aesthetic and understanding of modern technology that is commonly seen in the theatre through hands-on exploration of lighting consoles, automated and LED fixtures that will sharpen design skills.
Prerequisites: THEA 210
Description: Prepare to be a master electrician for live performances by learning basic crew management, principles of electricity, dimmers and general stage lighting equipment as well as common tools used by those in the trade.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts including THEA 201, or permission.
Description: Techniques and practice of scene painting for theatre, film, and television. Texture simulation, faux finishes, and realistic drop painting.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Description: Life as a professional theatre designer. Contracts, taxes, record keeping, resumes, portfolios, interviewing, job hunting and legal considerations.
Prerequisites: THEA 489
Description: Develop the skills required to successfully direct a film. Critically analyze a script; shape an actor's performance and balance the technical demands of each scene.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.
Description: Most frequently produced plays 1652-1989 on European stages (excluding England). Structural aspects and reasons for the play's popularity among performers and audiences.
Prerequisites: THEA 201 or permission
Description: Theory and practice of sound design for live theatre. Extensive work with recording, mixing, effects, and playback devices.
Prerequisites: THEA 450/850 or permission
Description: Advanced work with recording, editing, and playback devices. Training in digital editing using the ProTools LE platform. Planning and execution of full-length, realized, sound designs for departmental mainstage productions.
Prerequisites: THEA 489/889 or 451/851.
Description: Advanced application of studio and field recording techniques and Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) editing.
Description: Advanced training in the integration of acting, movement, and singing skills for the performance of musical theatre. Training in artistic decision making that generates a character within a musical. Focus on a discipline of preparation and the resulting practice of performance; practical experiences with solos, duets, and ensembles from American Musical Theatre Repertoire.
Prerequisites: THEA 201 or permission
Description: Theory and practice of rigging for live theatre. Extensive work with fly systems, rope systems, and standard rigging hardware.
Prerequisites: THEA 487 or by permission
Description: Advanced compositing and 3D simulations.
Prerequisites: THEA 487 or by permission
Description: Modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting and rendering 3D objects.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and 3.0 GPA.
Description: History of technological innovation in film. Sound, film format, color systems, lenses and lighting that have enhanced the finished product in the film industry.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
Description: Analysis of advanced projects in screenwriting, film production, digital animation, and new media.
Prerequisites: THEA 489/889.
Description: Projects in screenwriting, film production, digital animation, and new media.
Prerequisites: THEA 489/889.
Description: Advanced studio software and techniques.
Prerequisites: THEA 489.
Description: Development and integration of graphics, video and other digital media to assemble a portfolio of creative work.
Prerequisites: THEA 481/881, 482/882, and permission.
Description: Advanced film production techniques including sync-sound, lighting, lab post-production and film business. Small group production of Cenema Verite's Experimental and Narrative short films.
Description: Structured internships with professional organizations or individuals outside the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus or with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications.
Prerequisites: Open to seniors who are candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts; good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA required for graduation.
- ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
- Complete 30 of the last 36 hours in residence at UNL OR Complete a minimum of 90 hours at UNL.
- Complete a minimum of 30 hours numbered 300 or above. This may include both major and non-major courses.
The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.
Jobs of Recent Graduates
- Audio Engineer, BravO! - omaha NE
- Production Assistant, Freelance - New York NY
- Master Carpenter, Omaha Theater Company - Omaha NE
- Stage Technician, Music Dept., Texas Christian University - Fort Worth TX
- Technical Production Assistant, The Santa Fe Opera - Santa Fe NM
- Costume Technology, University of Illinois - Champagn-Urbana IL
- Costume Design, University of Missouri Kansas City - Kansas City MO
- Theatre Design, University of California Irvine - Irvine CA
- Theatre-Technical Production, University of Missouri-Kansas City - Kansas City MO
- MFA Lighting Grad Asst, Illinois State University - Normal IL