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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 Academic Writing 3
 or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values (3) 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2) 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
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 WE (3) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 66 Credits
THEATRE ARTS CORE COURSES  
  THEA 1033 Acting I 3
  THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 2
  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 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 Stage and Screen 3
  THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I WE 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)  
  THEA 3612 Directing Actors for the Stage (3)  
  THEA 3614 Directing Actors for the Screen (3)  
  THEA 3711 Script and Text Analysis II (3)  
  THEA 4993 Senior Project in Performance (3)  
MUSICAL THEATRE MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 184R Singing Technique for Actors I-BA (1)  
  THEA 2033 Acting II (3)  
  THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre (2)  
  THEA 3116 Auditioning - BA (3)  
  THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I (3)  
  THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I (3)  
  THEA 315R Musical Theatre Practicum (2)  
  THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen (1)  
  THEA 3725 Musical Theatre History (3)  
  THEA 4993 Senior Project in Performance (3)  
ACTING MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 1113 Voice and Speech I (3)  
  THEA 2033 Acting II (3)  
  THEA 2127 Voiceover Acting (3)  
  THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I (3)  
  THEA 3033 Acting III (3) 1  
  THEA 3113 Acting for Film (3)  
  THEA 3116 Auditioning - BA (3)  
  THEA 3133 Stage Combat (3) 1  
  THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen (1)  
  THEA 4993 Senior Project in Performance (3)  
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 1020 Basic Drawing for Non-Majors (3)  
  THEA 1223 Makeup I (3)  
  THEA 2531 Introduction to Lighting and Sound   (3)  
  THEA 2541 Costume History (3)  
  THEA 2574 Drafting for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3223 Makeup II (3)  
  THEA 3514 Period Styles for Theatre Design (3) 1  
  THEA 3521 Sound Design I (3)  
  THEA 3531 Lighting Design I  (3)  
  THEA 3534 Lighting Design II  (3)  
  THEA 3535 Lighting Design I Lab (1)  
  THEA 3541 Costume Design I  (3)  
  THEA 3543 Costume Design II  (3)  
  THEA 3545 Costume Design I Lab  (1)  
  THEA 3571 Scenic Design I  (3)  
  THEA 3572 Scenic Design II  (3)  
  THEA 3575 Scenic Design I Lab  (1)  
  THEA 4522 Sound Design II (3)  
  THEA 457R Practical Design (1) 1  
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION MODULE COURSES  
  DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials (3)  
  THEA 2203 Costume Construction I (3)  
  THEA 2204 Costume Construction I Lab (1)  
  THEA 2531 Introduction to Lighting and Sound  (3)  
  THEA 2574 Drafting for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3511 Stagecraft II (3)  
  THEA 3542 Costume Construction II (3)  
  THEA 3565 Technical Direction for the Stage (3)  
  THEA 3573 Scenic Painting (3)  
  THEA 454R Special Topics in Costume Construction (1)  
  THEA 4561 Stage Management II (3)  
  THEA 481R Theatre Internship (1)  
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 2100 Teaching Theatre For Children  (3)  
  THEA 222R Theatre for Young Audiences Tour (3)  
  THEA 272R BA Seminar (1)  
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting for Stage (3)  
  THEA 3211 Applied Theatre (3)  
  THEA 3231 Creative Drama  (3)  
  THEA 3241 Storytelling (3)  
  THEA 3251 Puppetry (3)  
  THEA 3731 Dramaturgy (3)  
  THEA 374R New Script Workshop (3)  
  THEA 4994 Senior Project in Theatre  (3)  
SCRIPTWRITING MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 272R BA Seminar (1)  
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting for Stage (3)  
  THEA 2742 Scriptwriting for the Screen WE (3)  
  THEA 3731 Dramaturgy (3)  
  THEA 3741 Script Writing II (3)  
  THEA 374R New Script Workshop (3)  
  THEA 4741 Scriptwriting III (3)  
  THEA 474R New Play Practicum (1)  
  THEA 4994 Senior Project in Theatre  (3)  
DRAMATURGY MODULE COURSES  
  THEA 272R BA Seminar (1)  
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting for Stage (3)  
  THEA 3731 Dramaturgy (3)  
  THEA 374R New Script Workshop (3)  
  THEA 474R New Play Practicum (1)  
  THEA 4994 Senior Project in Theatre  (3)  
FILM STUDIES MODULE COURSES  
  DGM 1520 Digital Cinema Production I (3)  
  DGM 302R Digital Cinema Production Lecture Series-CineSkype (1) (Maximum of 3 credits toward graduation)
  DGM 3570 Storytelling for Digital Media II (3)  
  THEA 1023 Introduction to Film (3)  
  THEA 2311 Film History I (3)  
  THEA 2312 Film History II (3)  
  THEA 272R BA Seminar (1)  
  THEA 2742 Scriptwriting for the Screen WE (3)  
  THEA 3110 Non-Fiction Cinema History (3)  
  THEA 314G Global Cinema History (3)  
  THEA 416R Special Topics in Film Studies (3)  
  THEA 4994 Senior Project in Theatre  (3)  
THEATRE ADMINISTRATION MODULE COURSES  
  ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts (3)  
  THEA 272R BA Seminar (1)  
  THEA 3625 Development and Fundraising for the Arts (3)  
  THEA 4621 Theatre Administration I (3)  
  THEA 4622 Theatre Administration II  (3)  
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
1 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
ENGL 1010
or ENGH 1005
Introduction to Writing
Literacies and Composition
3
MAT 1030 Quantitative Literacy 3
THEA 1033 Acting I (majors section only) 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 2
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
THEA 1013 Intro to Theatre WE 3
THEA 159R Production Practicum 1
THEA 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen 3
THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab 1
THEA 2211 Theatre for Children and Youth 3
  Semester total: 16
THEA 2211 Theatre for Children and Youth is only taught in the Spring
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
                                         American Institutions 3
  Biology 3
LANG 1010 Foreign Language 1010 4
                                         Third Science 3
                                                  Theatre Module 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
                                         Physical Science  3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Social Behavioral Science 3
LANG 1020 Foreign Language 1020 4
  Theatre Module 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
LANG 2010 Foreign Language 2010 4
THEA 3561 Stage Management I 3
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage I 3
THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I WE 3
Third Module 3
  Semester total: 16
THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I is only tuaght in the Fall
THEA 3611 Directing for Actors is only taught in the Fall  
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
LANG 202G/2020 Foreign Language 202G/2020 4
THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II 3
              THEA Module Course 3
                                            THEA Module Course 3
  Theatre Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II is only taught in the Spring
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
  THEA Module Course 3
  Semester total: 13
THEA 4981 Portfolio is only taught in the Fall  
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 Elective 3
  Semester total: 12
Notes: To facilitate timely graduation, please see the Theatrical Arts academic advisor for a Modules Schedule.  
  Degree total: 120

Department

Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen

The Theatre department is in the School of the Arts. To find the most up-to-date information from the Theatre department, visit their website.

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