Theatre Design

The theatre design concentration provides in-depth study and experience in costume, set, or lighting design. Students gain theoretical knowledge and develop their skills in design-based courses, such as Drafting and Computer-Aided Design, Costume Construction, Lighting Theory and Practice, and Architecture and Decoration.

Students are also encouraged to choose a secondary design area of study. The comprehensive core curriculum enables the design student to build a broad base of knowledge in theatre, covering performance, technical theatre, theatre history, and other areas.

As you progress through the curriculum, you form a close mentoring relationship with a faculty member in your area of specialization. After being admitted into the advanced design sequence through a portfolio review, upper-level design students have the opportunity to design a mainstage show.  

Portfolio Review

All theatre design students entering the advanced design sequence must present a portfolio, usually after completing their sophomore year.

View the Course Prerequisites, Curriculum, and Plan of Study in the USF Undergraduate Catalog.