Academic Catalog

Stage Management Major — B.F.A.

This B.F.A. degree requires 30 liberal arts credits out of the 120 credits required for graduation.

The student is admitted to the major in B.F.A. Stage Management following a successful interview with members of the theatre faculty. 


Stage Management BFA Major Requirements83
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements and Electives 137
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

THEA 13000Script Analysis for the Theatre3
THEA 13100Acting I3
THEA 24100History of Theatre I3
THEA 24200History of Theatre II3
THEA 35500Directing I3
Select two courses of the following:6
Dramatic Literature I
Dramatic Literature II
Dangerous Women in Dramatic Literature
London Theatre Immersion (only three credits of this course may count toward this requirement)
THEA 102xxTechnical Theatre Practicum (must be taken twice)2
THEA 11200Production and Scenic Technology3
THEA 11400Lighting and Sound Technology3
THEA 11300Costume Technology3
or THEA 11600 Theatrical Properties and Scenic Art
THEA 12000Theatrical Design Foundations3
Select two of the following:6
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
THEA 16000Stage Management Practicum 11
THEA 26000Stage Management Practicum II4
THEA 36000Stage Management Practicum III3
THEA 46000Stage Management Practicum IV6
THEA 16100Stage Management Foundations1.5
THEA 21200Software for the Theatre (must be taken twice)3
THEA 25100Theatre Organization and Management3
THEA 26100Stage Management3
THEA 36100Advanced Stage Management3
THEA 46100Stage Management Seminar1.5
Select one performance course:1
Campus Band
Ithaca College Campus Choral Ensemble
Ithaca College Sinfonietta
West African Drumming and Dance Ensemble
Select one music literature course:3
Music in Society
Rock Styles Since 1955
Worlds of Music
British Popular Music
Music and the Media
Women in Music
Women in Popular Music: From Bessie Smith to MTV
Music of Latin America
African American Popular Music: Blues to Hip Hop
Select one of the following:3
Public Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Small Group Communication
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Strategic Communication
Communication in Organizations
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
CSCR xxxxx or WGST xxxxxSelect one 3-credit course in the Center for the Study of Race, Culture and Ethnicity, or in Women's and Gender Studies3
Note: With guidance from their faculty adviser, students may select courses in other departments at IC that meet the goals of this requirement; alternative courses may be substituted for this requirement with permission of the program coordinator.
Business Practices
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Business
Legal Environment of Business I
Organizational Behavior and Management
Total Credits83