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Theatre Arts, Minor

Requirements

The minor in Theatre Arts serves as a supplement to students from all other disciplines to pursue their interest and cultivate their talents in theatre while pursuing a major in a high-demand field. It also helps secondary education majors in other subject areas to qualify students for a teaching endorsement in theatre. English teaching majors frequently complete a minor in theatre to enrich their teaching of plays and to help prepare them to qualify for an additional subject endorsement in theatre.

Total Program Credits: 23

Matriculation Requirements:

  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements:   23 Credits
Complete the following courses:  
  THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre 3
  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 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen 3
  THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab 1
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting I 3
  THEA 3561 Stage Management I  3
or THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen (3.0)  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all theatre courses with a grade of C- or better.

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 1013 Introduction to Theatre (majors section only) 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 3
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
  Semester total: 7
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1033 Acting I (majors section only) 3
THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen 3
THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab  1
THEA 3561 or Stage Management I, OR 3
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen  
  Semester total: 7
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 2741 Scriptwriting I 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 23

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:
Employers and graduate programs value minors in the arts including theatre. A minor in theatre suggests that the recipient is well-rounded in his or her training and has acquired skills in communications and human relations. It also allows majors in other fields to gain the necessary skills to pursue a serious avocation in theatre.

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