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2023-24 Catalog 
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Certificate in Scenic and Environment Design

36 Credits

Cultural and technological changes have radically altered design for the entertainment and pre-visualization industries, blurring the lines between traditional stagecraft and emerging media as never before. The Certificate in Scenic and Environment Design provides students with a focused curriculum in design theory and practice for the entertainment industry. These may include traditional stagecraft and fabrication or techniques in emerging digital virtual environment design. Students will gain experience in art and design theory, technical visualization and presentation skills and have the opportunity to work on design and fabrication projects for a variety of media.

To be awarded the Certificate in Scenic and Environment Design, students must be in one of the following categories:  a) current SOU students who are meeting the requirements for a BA or BFA degree, b) students who already have a BA or BS or BFA degree (post-baccalaureate), or c) students who have completed approximately two years of college coursework or have at least three years of significant professional work experience and meet the prerequisite for admission to certificate program.  To be awarded this certificate, students must complete the course requirements listed below. All courses taken for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher in all certificate courses.