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Theatre Arts, Minor

Requirements

The minor in Theatre Arts serves as a supplement to students from all other disciplines to pursue their interest and cultivate their talents in theatre while pursuing a major in a high-demand field. It also helps secondary education majors in other subject areas to qualify students for a teaching endorsement in theatre. English teaching majors frequently complete a minor in theatre to enrich their teaching of plays and to help prepare them to qualify for an additional subject endorsement in theatre.

Total Program Credits: 22

Matriculation Requirements:

  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements:   22 Credits
Complete the following courses:  
  THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre 3
  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 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen 3
  THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab 1
  THEA 2741 Scriptwriting for the Stage 3
  THEA 3561 Stage Management I  3
or THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen (3.0)  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all theatre courses with a grade of C- or better.

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 1513 Stagecraft I 2
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
  Semester total: 6
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1033 Acting I (majors section only) 3
THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen 3
THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab  1
THEA 3561 or Stage Management I, OR 3
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen  
  Semester total: 7
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 2741 Scriptwriting for the Stage 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 22

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

Careers:
Employers and graduate programs value minors in the arts including theatre. A minor in theatre suggests that the recipient is well-rounded in his or her training and has acquired skills in communications and human relations. It also allows majors in other fields to gain the necessary skills to pursue a serious avocation in theatre.

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