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Theatre for Children and Youth, A.A.S.

Requirements

The purpose of the AAS degree in Theatre for Children and Youth is to train versatile theatre artists to teach theatre and drama in community and after-school settings; to serve as teaching artists in schools; to create and manage companies and groups that present theatre productions in the schools; and to direct, act, write, and design plays for and with young people. Students will graduate from the program with demonstrated skills in acting, script analysis, stagecraft, devised theatre, scriptwriting, creative drama, and directing with an understanding and working knowledge of child and adolescent development and the state drama core curriculum.

Total Program Credits: 63

General Education Requirements: 17 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra (4.0)  
or ACC 1150 Fundamentals of Business Math 3
  Any approved Social or Behavioral Science course from Distribution List 3
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science course from Distribution List 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
  THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 36 Credits
  THEA 1033 Acting I 3
  THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 3
  THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
  THEA 159R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen I (must be taken twice) 2
  THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
  THEA 2200 Theatre and Drama in the Elementary School 3
  THEA 2211 Theatre for Children and Youth I 3
  THEA 222R Theater for Young Audiences Tour 3
  THEA 2231 Creative Drama 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 281R Theatre Internship (must be taken twice) 2
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
  Elective Requirements: 10 Credits
  Complete 10 credits from advisor approved courses. 10

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 20 credit hours through course completion at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Approval of submitted Portfolio.

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 159R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen I  1
THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Soc/Beh Sci Dist. See Distribution List 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 1033 Acting I (majors section only) 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 3
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
THEA 159R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen I 1
THEA 2211 Theatre for Children and Youth I 3
ACC 1150 or MAT 1010 Fundamentals of Business Math or Intermediate Algebra
3
Bio/Phys Sci. Dist. See Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 2231 Creative Drama I 3
THEA 281R Theatre Internship 1
THEA 222R Theatre for Young Audiences Tour 3
THEA 2200 Theatre and Drama in the Elementary School 3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 1100 Human Development  Life Span 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 281R Theatre Internship 1
Elective   3
Elective   1
  Semester total: 15
  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:
In Utah County, more than a dozen semi-professional and community theatres employ individuals to teach and present theatre to children and youth. In addition, most Utah County cities have arts councils that support seasonal and year-round theatre opportunities for children, youth, and families. The UVU Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen department not only helps students get hired for existing jobs in theatre organizations serving young people, but also cultivates an entrepreneurial ability that has led its students and recent graduates to create new companies that serve this population. These new companies include Resonance Story Theatre and the Grassroots Shakespeare Company. Graduates of UVU’s AAS in Theatre for Children and Youth would be prepared to create similar companies to meet the growing demand for performances in Utah County elementary schools.
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