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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: 62

 General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)   
  MATH 1050

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

  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0) (recommended for Business Majors)  
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- 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 4
  THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre (3.0) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science- Choose from Distribution List 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 19 Credits
Complete the following:  
  THEA 1033 Acting I 3
  THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 2
  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 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 62 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 2
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre (Fine Arts) (majors only section) 3
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or  Fitness for Life 3
  Semester total: 14
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 Academic Writing and Research 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 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: 62

Department

Name:

Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen

Location:

FA 707

Telephone:

801-863-8071

Email:

kinglo@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/theatre/

Chair:

John Newman

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen at Utah Valley University is an engaged training ground that cultivates and challenges driven and versatile individuals to become artistically and professionally literate. To deliver this outcome, we practice collaborative learning in the history, genres, methods, and technologies in the field of theatre, as well as sincere and responsive mentorship and innovative productions.  

 
 

Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen

 Program Coordinator Contact:

  • Amanda Crabb, BFA Musical Theatre Emphasis Coordinator and Performance Area Coordinator
  • Telephone: 801-863-6756
  • Email:  acrabb@uvu.edu
  • Laurie Harrop-Purser, BFA Acting Emphasis Coordinator
  • Telephone: 801-863-6310
  • Email:  Harrop-Purser@uvu.edu
  • Lara Beene, BFA Theatre Design and Technology Emphasis Coordinator
  • Telephone: 801-863-6273
  • Email: beenela@uvu.edu  
  • D. Terry Petrie, BS. Ed. Secondary Theatre Education Coordinator
  • Telephone: 801-863-7222
  • Email:  petriedt@uvu.edu

 

Advisors:

Elizabeth Draper: BFA Programs, AA, AS, Minor

Kristy Giles: BA Theatre Program

Clark Slater: Theatre Education

All students are welcome to see any advisor in the School of the Arts for more information. Their scheduling and drop-in hours can be found here: www.uvu.edu/arts/advisors/  

 

Administrative Support:

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


Staff:

Program Manager, Theatre for Youth and Education (TYE) Center: Kynsie Kiggins
Administrative Support, Theatre for Youth and Education (TYE) Center: Marta Myers

Telephone: 801-863-5437

 
 

Faculty

Lara Beene(2014)

Assistant Professor

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)

Associate Professor

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



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

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Laurie Harrop-Purser(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



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

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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)

Associate 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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