Technical Design and Production

Plan of Study

Class of 2024

Year Two (2021-2022)

DRAM 6a/b - Survey of Theater and Drama
DRAM 9a/b - TD&P Seminar
DRAM 119b - Electricity
DRAM 169a - Shop Technology
DRAM 169b - Stage Rigging Techniques: Part II
DRAM 209a - Physics of Stage Machinery

Four electives (two per term)
Three professional work assignments

Year Three (2022-2023)

DRAM 9a/b - TD&P Seminar
DRAM 249a - Technical Management I
DRAM 249b - Technical Management II
DRAM 279a - Technical Design II
DRAM 299b - Technical Writing

Five electives. (three in the fall, two in the spring)
Two professional work assignments

Year Four (2023-2024)

DRAM 9a/b - TD&P Seminar
DRAM 399b - Technical Design and Production Thesis

Two electives
Two professional work assignments

Class of 2023* (with Year Four)

Year Three (2021-2022)

DRAM 9a/b - TD&P Seminar
DRAM 249a - Technical Management I
DRAM 249b - Technical Management II
DRAM 399b - Technical Design and Production Thesis†

Five electives (two in the fall, three in the spring)
Two professional work assignments

Year Four (2022-2023)

DRAM 9a/b TD&P Seminar
DRAM 399b Technical Design and Production Thesis†

Two electives
Two professional work assignments

*Students who matriculated in the Technical Design and Production program in fall 2019 as members of the original Class of 2022 have the option of completing their studies in four years.
†DRAM 399b is taken once in the third or fourth year depending on the length of the student’s residency.

Class of 2022

Year Three (2021-2022)

DRAM 9a/b - TD&P Seminar
DRAM 249a - Technical Management I
DRAM 249b - Technical Management II
DRAM 399b - Technical Design and Production Thesis

Five electives (two in the fall, three in the spring)
Two professional work assignments

Class of 2022* (with Year Four)

Year Four (2021-2022)

DRAM 9a/b TD&P Seminar
DRAM 399b Technical Design and Production Thesis†

Two electives
One or Two professional work assignments

*Students who matriculated in the Technical Design and Production program in fall 2018 as members of the original Class of 2021 have the option of completing their studies in four years.
†DRAM 399b is taken once in the third or fourth year depending on the length of the student’s residency.

Electives Offered

Electives are determined in consultation with a faculty adviser and allow each student flexibility in selecting courses in the student’s chosen area of concentration.