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Theatre Arts, A.A.

Requirements

The AA and AS in Theatre Arts provide students with basic training in theatre arts. The department offers associate degree students beginning courses in acting, stagecraft, script and text analysis, theatre for children and youth, theatrical design, and directing.

Total Program Credits: 63

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (3.0) 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences (3.0) 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1050

College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0)

 
  MATH 1090

College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors) (3.0)

 
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST  2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST  2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST  1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST  1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS  1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS  1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL  2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH  1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES  1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology - Choose from Distribution List 3
  Physical Science - Choose from Distribution List 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science - Choose from Distribution List 3
  Humanities - Choose from Distribution List 3
  THEA  1013 Introduction to Theatre (3.0) 3
   Social/Behavioral Science - Choose from Distribution List 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 20 Credits
Complete the following:  
  THEA  1033 Acting I 3
  THEA  1513 Stagecraft I 3
  THEA  1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
  THEA  1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
  THEA  2211 Theatre for Children and Youth I 3
  THEA  2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen 3
  THEA  2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab 1
  THEA  3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen 3
Elective Requirements: 8 Credits
   Two courses in the same foreign language 8

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 (C+) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1033 Acting I (major's section only) 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 3
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre (Fine Arts) (majors only section) 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or  Fitness for Life 2
 
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
THEA 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen 3
THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab 1
Soc/Beh Sci Dist See Distribution List 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing - Humanities/Social Sciences 3
GE MATH See GE Core List 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen 3
Hum Dist See Distribution List 3
American Institutions See GE Core List 3
Biology Dist. See Distribution List 3
Foreign Language Foreign Language (1010) 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 2211 Theatre for Children and Youth I 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Phys Sci Dist See Distribution List 3
Addl. Bio/Phy Sci Dist. See Distribution List 3
Foreign Language Foreign Language (1020) 4
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 63

Department

Name:

Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen

Location:

FA 707

Telephone:

801-863-8071

Email:

kinglo@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/theatre/

Chair:

Christopher Clark

Chair UVU Email:

clarkch@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

UVU Theatre is THE destination for theatre in Utah for both audiences and students. Every member of our community is touched by our work, whether through our main stage productions, our theatre for children and youth, through the influence of our teachers, and by contact with our students. Through our classes, programs, and productions, we are interwoven into the tapestry of our connecting communities to the extent we are an acknowledged "cultural treasure."

 
 

Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen

 

Program Coordinator Contact:

  • Christopher Clark, Performance
  • Telephone: 801-863-8345
  • Email:  clarkch@uvu.edu
  • Stephen Purdy, Design and Technology
  • Telephone: 801-863-7281
  • Email: purdyst@uvu.edu 
  • John Newman, Theatre for Children and Youth
  • Telephone: 801-863-5079
  • Email: john.newman@uvu.edu
  • D. Terry Petrie, Theatre Secondary Education
  • Telephone: 801-863-7222
  • Email:  petriedt@uvu.edu

 

Advisor:


Administrative Support:

  • Loretta King
  • Telephone: 801-863-6939
  • Email: kinglo@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 234


Staff:

Program Director, Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth: John Newman
Outreach Coordinator, Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth:  Kynsie Kiggens
Production and Media Coordinator, Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth: Isaac Walters
Foreman, Scene Shop: Don Parker
Supervisor, Costume Shop: Carla Summers
Technical Director: Cristian Bell

 
 

Faculty

Lara Beene(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.A., Theater Arts, Brigham Young University; MFA, Costume Design, Brigham Young University.

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Christopher Clark(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Department Chair, Faculty



M.F.A., Directing Shakespeare, University of Exeter, Devonshire, England.

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Amanda Crabb(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.A., Theater Education, B.F.A., Music Dance Theater, Brigham Young University; M.M., Music, Boston Conservatory of Music.

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Lisa Hagen(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.A., Drama Performance, San Francisco State University; M.A., Playwriting, Boston University; Theatre History & Criticism; University of Colorado.

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Laurie Harrop-Purser(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



M.F.A., Acting, National Theatre Conservatory; B.A., Theatre Arts, Brigham Young University.

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Jaron Hermansen(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
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Robert Moffat(2012)

Lecturer

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



A.A., General Studies, Mesa Community College; B.F.A., Music Dance Theater, Brigham Young University.

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Richard Moody(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.S., Radio, Television and Film, M.A., Telecommunications, San Diego State University; Ph.D., Film Studies, Brigham Young University.

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John Newman(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.F.A., Theatre, M.Ed., Multicultural Studies, University of Utah; M.A., Drama and Theatre for Youth, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Educational Theatre, New York University.

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Terry Petrie(2004)

Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.Ed., Theater, University of Alberta; Ph.D., Theatre, Brigham Young University.

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Stephen Purdy(2004)

Lecturer

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.A., Communications, Brigham Young University.

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Jill Robinson(2011)

Lecturer

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.A., Theater & Cinematic Arts, M.A., Theater & Media Arts, Brigham Young University.

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Matthew Taylor(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts
Faculty



B.A., Theatre, Winthrop University; M.F.A., Theatre Lighting Design, University of Florida.

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Careers

Careers:
The AA and AS degrees in Theatre Arts provide students with skills needed for many professional entry level positions.  Associate degrees in Theatre Arts develop interpersonal communication, the ability to work effectively in groups, the capability of solving problems, and the creative thinking that employers are demanding.

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