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Theatre Arts, B.A.

Requirements

The recently revised BA in Theatre focuses theatre majors’ work in a module (12 credits) in Performance, in Production, and a given specialty. The revised BA in Theatre Arts offers students a broader-based program that better reflects the liberal arts paradigm of BA degrees. It provides students with a higher level of choice than does a BFA program while ensuring that students graduate with three specific skill sets.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 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 (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (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 (3.0) 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0) 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (202G/2020 foreign language course) 4
  THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre (3.0) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 66 Credits
THEATRE ARTS CORE COURSES  
  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 3
  THEA 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen 3
  THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab 1
  THEA 3561 Stage Management I 3
  THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen 3
  THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I 3
  THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II 3
  THEA 4981 Portfolio 1
AREA OF STUDY A: PERFORMANCE. Complete 12 approved credits from the following courses. At least 9 of the 12 credits must be at the 3000 level or above. To ensure a higher level of rigor and focus, students are strongly advised to complete their requirements in the Performance Area of Study in a single module: Directing, Musical Theatre, or Acting. See advisor for the specifics of each module. 12
DIRECTING MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 2033 Acting II (3.0)*  
  THEA 3612 Directing Actors for the Stage (3.0)  
  THEA 3614 Directing Actors for the Screen (3.0)  
  THEA 3725 Musical Theatre History (3.0)  
  THEA 4993 Senior Project (3.0)  
MUSICAL THEATRE MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre (3.0)  
  THEA 3116 BA Auditioning (3.0)  
  THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I (3.0)*  
  THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I (3.0)*  
  THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen (3.0)  
  THEA 3725 Musical Theatre History (3.0)  
ACTING MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 1113 Voice and Diction I (3.0)  
  THEA 2033 Acting II (3.0)*  
  THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I (3.0)  
  THEA 3116 BA Auditioning (3.0)  
  THEA 3123 Stage Dialects (3.0)  
  THEA 3133 Stage Combat (3.0)  
  THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen (3.0)  
AREA OF STUDY B: PRODUCTION. Complete 12 approved credits from the following courses. At least 9 of the 12 credits must be at the 3000 level or above. To ensure a higher level of rigor and focus, students are strongly advised to complete their requirements in the Production Area of Study in a single module: Design or Technical Production. See advisor for the specifics of each module. 12
DESIGN MODULE COURSES  
  ART 1110 Drawing I (3.0)  
  THEA 1223 Makeup I (3.0)  
  THEA 3514 Period Styles for Theatre Design (3.0)  
  THEA 3223 Makeup II (3.0)  
  THEA 4541 Costume Design I (3.0)*  
  THEA 4542 Costume Design II (3.0)  
  THEA 4531 Lighting Design I (3.0)  
  THEA 4532 Lighting Design II (3.0)  
  THEA 4571 Scenic Design I (3.0)  
  THEA 4572 Scenic Design II (3.0)  
  THEA 457R Practical Design (1.0)  
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION MODULE COURSES  
  DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials (3.0)*  
  THEA 2203 Costume Construction I (3.0)  
  THEA 3511 Stagecraft II (3.0)  
  THEA 3542 Costume Construction II (3.0)  
  THEA 3565 Technical Direction for the Stage (3.0)*  
  THEA 3573 Scenic Painting (3.0)  
  THEA 3574 Drafting for Theatre Design (3.0)  
  THEA 4561 Stage Management II (3.0)  
  THEA 481R Theatre Internship (1.0)  
AREA OF STUDY C: SPECIALTY. Complete 12 approved credits from the following courses. At least 9 of the 12 credits must be at the 3000 level or above. To ensure a higher level of rigor and focus, students are strongly advised to complete their requirements in the Specialty Area of Study in a single module: Theatre for Children and Youth, Scriptwriting, Dramaturgy, Film Studies, or Theatre Administration. See advisor for the specifics of each module. 12
THEATRE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 2200 Theatre and Drama in the Elementary School (3.0)  
  THEA 222R Theater for Young Audiences Tour (3.0)  
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting I (3.0)  
  THEA 3211 Applied Theatre (3.0)  
  THEA 3241 Storytelling (3.0)  
  THEA 3251 Puppetry and Mask (3.0)  
  THEA 3731 Dramaturgy (3.0)  
  THEA 374R New Script Workshop (3.0)  
SCRIPTWRITING MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting I (3.0)  
  THEA 3731 Dramaturgy (3.0)  
  THEA 3741 Script Writing II (3.0)  
  THEA 374R New Script Workshop (3.0)  
  THEA 4741 Scriptwriting III (3.0)  
DRAMATURGY MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting I (3.0)  
  ENGL 3060 Visual Rhetoric (3.0)  
  ENGL 3820 History of Literary Criticism (3.0)  
  HUM 330R Period Studies in Humanities (3.0)  
  THEA 3731 Dramaturgy (3.0)  
  THEA 374R New Script Workshop (3.0)  
FILM STUDIES MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 1023 Introduction to Film (3.0)  
  THEA 2311 Film History I (3.0)  
  THEA 2312 Film History II (3.0)  
  THEA 3110 Non-Fiction Cinema History (3.0)  
  THEA 314G Global Cinema History (3.0)  
  THEA 414R Special Topics in Cinema History (3.0)  
  THEA 416R Special Topics in Film Studies (3.0)  
THEATRE ADMINISTRATION MODULE COURSES  
  ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts (3.0)  
  ENGL 3320 Grant and Proposal Writing (3.0)  
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing (3.0)  
  THEA 3625 Fundraising for the Arts (3.0)  
  POLS 420R Issues and Topics in Political Science - Non-Profit Management (3.0)  
  THEA 4621 Theatre Administration (3.0)  
Elective Requirements: 18 Credits
   One Foreign Language (Foreign Language 202G/2020* course fulfills Humanities Distribution) 12
   Any courses 1000 or higher 6

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 of which must be upper division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 (C+) or above.
  3. Residency hours - minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours in the last 45 hours.
  4. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnotes
* Requires additional pre-requisite courses not already included in the degree, but they could fill elective credits.

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 (majors section only) 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 3
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre (majors only section) 3
MAT 1030 Quantitative Literacy 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
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
THEA Module Course 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage I 3
THEA Module Course 3
LANG 1010 Foreign Language 1010 4
Biology Distribution Course 3
  Semester total: 13
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 2211 Theatre for Children and Youth 3
THEA Module Course 3
LANG 1020 Foreign Language 1020 4
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  American Institutions Distribution Course 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3561 Stage Management I 3
THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I 3
Elective Course Any 1000-level course 3
THEA Module Course 3
LANG 2010 Foreign Language 2010 4
  Semester total: 16
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA Module Course 3
THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II 3
Elective Course Any 1000-level Course 3
LANG 202G/2020 Foreign Language 202G/2020 4
  Physical Science Distribution Course 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 4981 Portfolio 1
THEA Module Course 3
THEA Module Course 3
THEA Module Course   3
  Addtl. Biology/Physical Science Distribution Course 3
  Semester total: 13
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA Module Course 3
THEA Module Course 3
THEA Module Course 3
THEA Module Course 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen

Location:

FA 707

Telephone:

801-863-8071

Email:

kinglo@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/theatre/

Chair:

Lisa Hall Hagen

 
 

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
  • Lara Beene, Design and Technology
  • Telephone: 801-863-6273
  • Email: beenela@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
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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Elizabeth Golden(2017)

Lecturer

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.S., Theater Arts, Utah Valley University; M.F.A., Acting, Birmingham School of Acting.

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Lisa Hagen(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Department Chair, 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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Janine Sobeck Knighton(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.A., Theatre Art Studies, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Dramatic Writing, University of Idaho.

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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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Jeremy Sortore(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



M.F.A., Voice & Speech Pedagogy, Moscow Art Theatre, M.M., B.M., Vocal Performance, University of Colorado.

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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

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The liberal arts BA degree in Theatre Arts is, in many cases, a better preparation for MA/PhD programs in theatre than a BFA degree. The BA cultivates an entrepreneurial ability that has prompted many of our graduates to found and run their own companies. A BA in Theatre or another art form is often regarded favorably by medical, law, and business graduate programs because it demonstrates that the graduate is well rounded and effective in communication and problem solving.

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