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Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre, B.F.A.

Requirements

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, Acting students receive extensive training in acting, voice, movement, and auditioning, while Musical Theatre students receive extensive training in movement, dance, and vocal and singing technique, as well as acting. Theatre Design and Production students receive extensive design in conceptualization, stage management, costuming, lighting, makeup, scenic design, and rendering. 

Total Program Credits: 125

Matriculation Requirements:

  1. Admission is competitive and based on successful evaluation of student's performance audition or production portfolio in the January prior to the student beginning Freshman classes in the Fall.
  2. Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.00 or higher
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 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 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts 3
  THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre   (Majors only section) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 28 Credits
  THEA 1033 Acting I 3
  THEA 1223 Makeup I  3
  THEA 1513 Stagecraft I  3
  THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab   1
  THEA 159R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen I  1
  THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I  3
  THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen 3
  THEA 3711 Script and Text Analysis II   3
  THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I    3
  THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II  3
  THEA 481R Theatre Internship    2
Emphasis Requirements: 62 Credits
      DANC 1100 Beginning Ballet 1
  DANC 1200 Beginning Modern Dance 1
  THEA 1113 Voice and Diction I 3
  THEA 2033 Acting II 3
  THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I 3
  THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre 3
  THEA 284R Singing Technique for Actors I (must be repeated for 3 credits)   (1.0) 3
  THEA 3033 Acting III   3
  THEA 3115 Improvisation 3
  THEA 3117 Auditioning I  3
  THEA 3131 Movement for the Actor II 3
  THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I 3
  THEA 3152 Acting for Musical Theatre II 3
  THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I    3
  THEA 3155 Dance for Musical Theatre II  3
  THEA 315R Musical Theatre Practicum (must be repeated for 4 credits) (2.0)  4
  THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen (must be repeated for 4 credits)  (1.0) 1
  THEA 3725 Musical Theatre History   3
  THEA 4115 Acting Styles 3
  THEA 4117 Auditioning II  3
  THEA 4119 Senior Showcase and Career Management 3
  THEA 484R Singing Techniques for Actors II (must be repeated for 4 credits) (1.0)  4

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 125 semester credits; a minimum of 40 credits must be upper division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

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
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
THEA 1033 Acting I 3
THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre  (Majors only section) 3
THEA 1113 Voice and Diction I 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 3
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
DANC 1100 Beginning Ballet 1
THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I 3
THEA 284R Singing Technique for Actors I (1.0) 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 159R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen I 1
  American Insitutions Distribution Course 3
THEA 1223 Makeup I 3
THEA 2033 Acting II  3
THEA 284R Singing Technique for Actors I (1.0) 1
THEA 3131 Movement for the Actor II 3
DANC 1200 Beginning Modern Dance 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 284R Singing Technique for Actors I (1.0) 1
THEA 3115 Improvisation 3
THEA 3117 Auditioning I 3
THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I 3
THEA 3725 Musical Theatre History 3
  Social /BehavioralScience Distribution Course 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
  Physical Science Distribution Course 3
THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I 3
THEA 3152 Acting for Musical Theatre Ii 3
THEA 3711 Script and Text Analysis II  3
THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I  3
THEA 484R Singing Techniques for Actors II (1.0) 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
  Biology Distribution Course 3
THEA 4115 Acting Styles 3
THEA 3155 Dance for Musical Theatre II 3
THEA 315R Musical Theatre Practicum (2.0) 2
THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen (1.0) 1
THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II   3
THEA 484R Singing Techniques for Actors II (1.0) 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
  Additional Biology/Physical Science Distribution Course 3
  Social Science Distribution Course 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen 3
THEA 315R Musical Theatre Practicum (2.0)   2
THEA 4117*  Auditioning II  3
THEA 481R Theatre Internship (A) 1
THEA 484R Singing Techniques for Actors II (1.0) 1
  Semester total: 16
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts 3
THEA 3033 Acting III  3
THEA 4119 Senior Showcase and Career Management  3
THEA 481R Theatre Internship (B) 1
THEA 484R Singing Techniques for Actors II (1.0) 1
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 125

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

Jobs traditionally associated with theatre include acting, directing, producing, script writing, theatre design (lights, scenery, sound, costumes and makeup), theatre technology, theatre education, dramaturgy, stage and production management, theatrical agents, theatre critics, and theatre managers. Additionally, graduates, particularly those with education in technical areas, frequently find work in the related areas of broadcasting, motion pictures, and television.

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