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Bachelor of Fine Arts

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design/Technical Production (BFA Design/Tech) provides students with a thorough background in theatrical design, construction, related technology, and stage management. The specific topics of study include drafting, stagecraft, costume construction, costume pattern drafting, millinery, tailoring, computer imaging, CAD, scenic painting, rendering and advanced technical theatre as well as design courses in costumes, lighting, scenery and sound. Students have production assignments in all areas through all four years culminating in a significant senior year experience that may include designing, technical direction, management, or assistant designing. Graduates from the BFA Design/Tech program are well prepared for advanced graduate training or employment in the profession.

Major Details

College: College of Fine Arts
Admissions Requirements:

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
FTV 100A Film & TV History, Beg-Mid 20th C 3
FTV 200 Film & TV Aesthetics 3
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
Math 3
Second Language 4
2nd Semester
FTV 100B Film & TV History, Mid 20th C-Pres 3
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
3rd Semester
FTV 210 Intro to Production Practices 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
FTV 270 Intro to Film & TV Industries 3
FTV 309 History of Documentary 3
FTV 311A Cinematography 4
FTV 313 Experimental Production Practices 4
FTV 318 Editing Fundamentals 3
5th Semester
FTV 314A Documentary Production 4
FTV 317A Sound Design for FTV Production 4
FTV 364 Writing the Short Screenplay 3
FTV 367 Directing for the Screen 4
FTV 373 Producing I 3
6th Semester
FTV 303 Professional Practices 1
FTV 315A Fiction Production 4
FTV 374 Producing II 3
FTV History Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester Summer
FTV 493 Internship 3
7th Semester
FTV 498D BFA Capstone I 6
FTV Producing Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
FTV 498E BFA Capstone II 6
FTV Major Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

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Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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