Revised Requirements for the BFA Theatre Design Technology and Production Program
1. The BFA Design Technology & Production program requires students to demonstrate potential in all areas of design technology and production through assessment measures beyond academic evaluations. The faculty has the right to dismiss from the program a student who fails to demonstrate potential.
2. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must comply with the university attendance policy 3-01.2 (effective Jan. 13, 2014).
3. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates are required to involve at least one signification assignment per semester approved by Design Technology & Production faculty and staff.
4. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates are expected to follow the GPS roadmap for the BFA Design Technology & Production Program unless exceptions are made by either the College or Faculty advisor.
5. If a BFA Design Technology & Production candidate fails a required Design Technology & Production core class, the candidate will automatically be placed on program probation.
6. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates are expected to matriculate in the BFA program by completing program requirements and Kent Core requirements. Failure of any course requires candidates to repeat courses and may interfere with program matriculation, which may result in program probation.
7. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must successfully complete all course work as determined by the course instructors and as outlined by the course syllabi and maintain a GPA of 2.5 in their major.
8. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates on academic probation may not participate in School of Theatre and Dance productions. Students may be dropped from the program for failure to maintain a 2.5 GPA.
9. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must demonstrate continuous skill development and growth in ALL areas of the BFA Design Technology,& Production Program. A student may be placed on Program Probation for failure to demonstrate continuous skill development and growth in ALL areas of the BFA Design Technology & Production Program. The members of the Design Technology & Production Faculty will provide the student with written information regarding specific areas and skills in question at the time of a student being placed on probation.
10. Upon completion of 60 semester hours, each student is required to contact the Office of Advising and Academic Services to obtain a current evaluation of progress toward completion of the student’s chosen degree program.
11. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must participate in the annual BFA evaluation semester portfolio review/interviews meetings.
12. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates who wish to participate in job fairs at SETC, USITT, or similar conferences must share their portfolio with faculty & staff and incorporate feed back before participating in the job fair.
13. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must demonstrate professional behavior at all times. Professional behavior is defined as behavior that supports the creative process. Any behavior that detracts from the creative process can lead to immediate probation and/or dismissal from the BFA Design Technology & Production program.
14. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must demonstrate respect for their peers, instructors, and for themselves before, during and after classes, rehearsals, and performances.
15. Should a BFA Design Technology & Production candidate be placed on program probation the Design & Production Faculty will provide a written list of conditions, and an explanation of what constitutes meeting said conditions, as well as a time frame for addressing conditions. Failure to meet conditions in the time frame specified could lead to dismissal from the BFA Design Technology & Production Program.
16. If a BFA Design Technology & Production Candidate is unable to attend class, due to illness then the candidate will be unable to attend shop work calls, rehearsal, tech, or performances. Failure to attend work calls, rehearsals, tech or performances may lead to dismissal from a production.
17. In order to maintain a safe and professional working environment, BFA Design Technology & Production candidates are expected to attend classes, shop work, rehearsals, and performances with a clear, sober and focused mind and body. Students suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs shall be reported to the Student Conduct Board as well as the Kent City Police Department. They are also subject to immediate program probation or dismissal from the program.
18. Failure to meet any requirement set forth in this document will lead to program probation, and/or program dismissal.
19. In extreme circumstances, student are subject to dismissal from the BFA Design Technology & Production program without being placed on program probation.
20. BFA Design Technology & Production students have to review Kent State University Scene Shop General Safety Guidelines.