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Theatre Arts Education, B.S.

Requirements

The BS in Theatre Arts Education prepares and certifies students to teach and direct theatre in public, private, and charter schools. Student in the program take courses in acting, directing, stagecraft, theatrical design, script and text analysis, directing, and theatre teaching. Those seeking the BS in Theatre Arts Education also take courses from the School of Education in pedagogy, curriculum, classroom management, and child and adolescent development. The program includes mentored student teaching and qualifies students for a professional educator license.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass group interview directed by the Secondary Teacher Education Department
  5. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check
General Education Requirements: 36 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)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
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
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 79 Credits
 Complete the following:
  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 2
  THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
  THEA 2033 Acting II 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 259R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen II 2
  THEA 3511 Stagecraft II 3
  THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage I 3
  THEA 359R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen III 2
  THEA 3612 Directing Actors for the Stage II 3
  THEA 3561 Stage Management I 3
  THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I 3
  THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II 3
  THEA 4200 Theatre and Drama in the Secondary School 3
 Secondary Education Licensure requirements:
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
Elective Requirements: 5 Credits
  Select 5 credits of 1000-level or higher courses.  5

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 of which must be upper division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.75 or above with no grade lower than a B- in Secondary Education courses.
  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.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. 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 (majors section only) 3
THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre (majors section only) 3
THEA 159R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen I 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
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
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing - HU/SS 3
ELECTIVE A* Any course 1000-level or higher* 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 16
Notes: *Strongly recommend THEA 1113 - Voice and Diction.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 2033 Acting II* 3
THEA 259R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen II 1
THEA 3511 Stagecraft II 3
THEA 3721 Theatre History & Literature I 3
History GE Core See GE Core List 3
Biology Dist. See Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: *THEA 1113 will be waived for Theatre Arts Education Majors
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 259R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen II 1
THEA 2741 Scriptwriting I 3
THEA 3561 Stage Management I 3
THEA 3722 Theatre History & Literature II 3
Phys Sci Dist See Distribution List 3
Humanities Dist. See Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 359R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen III 1
THEA 2513 Intro to Design for Stage and Screen 3
THEA 2514 Intro to Design for Stage and Screen Lab 1
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage I 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Addl. Bio/Phys Sci See Distribution List 3
Soc/Beh Sci Dist. See Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 359R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen III 1
THEA 3612 Directing Actors for the Stage II 3
EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 4200 Theatre and Drama in the Secondary School 3
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 4440 Content Areas Literacies 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction and ESL 3
ELECTIVE B   2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching - Secondary 10
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120

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

 
 

Faculty

James Arrington(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.F.A., Theater, Utah State University; M.A., Theater, Brigham Young University.

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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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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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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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Careers

Careers:
The BS in Theatre Arts Education prepares students for careers as middle and high school educators. Such positions require effective classroom teaching as well as the ability to direct, produce, and manage in-class and after-school productions. Secondary school teaching positions is often the most practical career choice in the area of Theatre Arts, including regular salary and benefits. It also enables graduates to select and run their own production companies with their own performance facilities and production resources.

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