All Northwestern University students are eligible for the Theatrical Design Module. Students will be admitted into the Module following an interview to determine their acceptance in the Module. After being admitted, students will be guided by a mentor from their track in the selection of optional courses to match their specific area(s) of interest in design.
To complete the module, you must complete five courses and present a capstone portfolio of your work from those courses and any applicable production assignments.
Prerequisites (Choose at least 1):
Design Process: Scenery, Costumes, or Lighting: THEA 221 – 1/3
Core Courses (Choose at least 1):
Adv Design Process: Scenery, Costume, or Lighting: THEA 321 – 1/3
*Please note that each 200 level class is a pre-requisite for each 300 level course
Three of the following Classes are also required:
|Design Process: Scenery, Costume, & Lighting||221 – 1/3|
|Advanced Design Process: Scenery, Costume & Lighting||321 – 1/3|
|Fundamentals of Light||320-2|
|History of Costume and Décor||322-0|
|Advanced Theater Sound||323-0|
|D&P Graphic Arts||325-1|
|D&P Theatrical Space||325-2|
|D&P Theatrical Figure||325-3|
|D&P Freehand Drawing||326-1|
|D&P Figure in Space||326-2|
|Textile Arts and Crafts||327-0|
|Pattern Drafting||328 – 1/3|
|Computer Graphics (AutoCad/Vectorworks)||329-0|
|Adv Lighting Design||462-1|
|Adv Set Design||463-1|
|Adv Costume Design||464-1|
In consultation with the Design Module Coordinator and Advisor, one from either the Advanced Courses: Performance or the Advanced Courses: History, Literature, and Criticism may be substituted for one design course.
In consultation with the Design Module Coordinator and Advisor, one course from the following departments: Departments of Anthropology, Art History, Art Theory and Practice, Classics, Humanities, History, and Performance Studies can be substituted.