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Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre, B.F.A.

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Requirements

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, Acting students receive extensive training in acting, voice, movement, and auditioning, while Musical Theatre students receive extensive training in movement, dance, and vocal and singing technique, as well as acting. Theatre Design and Production students receive extensive design in conceptualization, stage management, costuming, lighting, makeup, scenic design, and rendering. 

Total Program Credits: 128

Matriculation Requirements:

  1. Admission is competitive and based on successful evaluation of student's performance audition or production portfolio.
General Education Requirements: 35 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 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science Students in the Sound track of the BFA Theatre Design & Production Emphasis are strongly recommended to take PHYS 1700 Physics of Sound 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts 3
  THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre WE (Majors only section) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 28 Credits
  THEA 1033 Acting I 3
  THEA 1223 Makeup 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 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 481R Theatre Internship (1)  2
  Complete 4 credits of any THEA, MUSC, DANC, or ART course 1000 level or higher 4
Emphasis Requirements: 63 Credits
      DANC 110R Beginning Ballet 1
  DANC 120R Beginning Modern/Contemporary Dance 1
  THEA 1113 Voice and Speech I 3
  THEA 2033 Acting II 3
  THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I 3
  THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre 2
  THEA 284R Singing Technique for Actors I - BFA (1 credit, must be repeated for 3 credits) 3
or THEA 184R Singing Technique for Actors I-BA (1)  
  THEA 3033 Acting III   3
  THEA 3115 Improvisation I - BFA 3
  THEA 3122 Voice and Speech II-BFA 3
  THEA 3131 Movement for the Actor II-BFA 3
  THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I 3
  THEA 3152 Acting for Musical Theatre II - BFA 3
  THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I    3
  THEA 3155 Dance for Musical Theatre II - BFA 3
  THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen
3
  THEA 3725 Musical Theatre History   3
  THEA 4115 Acting Styles-BFA 3
  THEA 415R Musical Theatre Workshop - BFA  4
  THEA 4117 Auditioning and the Business - BFA  3
  THEA 4119 Senior Showcase and Career Management - BFA 3
  THEA 484R Singing Techniques for Actors II-BFA (1 credit, must be repeated for 4 credits)  4

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits; a minimum of 40 credits must be upper division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

 

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
DANC 1100 Beg. Ballet 1
ENGL 1010 Engl. Composition 3
EXSC 1097 or HLTH 1100   2
THEA 1013 Intro to Theatre 3
THEA 1033 Acting I 3
THEA 159R Prod. Practicum 1
THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre 3
  Semester Total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 120R Beg. Modern 1
ENGL  2010 English Comp. II 3
MATH 1030 Quant. Literacy 3
GE Physical Sci. Dist. 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft  I 2
THEA 1514 Stagecraft Lab 1
THEA 284R Singing Technique 1
THEA 1113 Voice & Speech I 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL Biology Dist. 3
GE Am. Institutions Dist. 3
  Humanities 3
THEA 284R Singing Technique 1
THEA 1223 Makeup 3
THEA 2033 Acting II  
     
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution   3
3rd Science Distribution   3
PHIL Ethics & Values 3
THEA 1713 Script  & Text Analysis 3
THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I 3
THEA 284R Singing Technique 1
  Dance Elective 1
  Semester total: 17
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3115 Improvisation I 3
THEA 3131 Movement for the Actor II 3
THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I 3
THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I 3
THEA 484R Singing Technique for Actors 1
THEA 4115R Musical Theatre Workshop 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3122 Voice and Speech II 3
THEA 3152 Acting for Musical Theatre II 3
THEA 319R Performance Practicum 1
THEA 3611 Directing Actors 3
THEA 3725 Musical Theatre History 3
THEA 4115 Acting Styles 3
THEA 484R Singing Technique 1
  Semester total: 17
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC Elective 1
THEA 319R Performance Practicum 1
THEA 3117 Auditioning and the Business 3
THEA 3721 Theatre History and Lit I 3
THEA 4115R Musical Theatre Workshop 2
THEA 484R Singing Technique 1
THEA 481R Internship 2
     
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3033 Acting III 3
THEA 3722 Theatre History & Lit II 3
THEA 3155 Dance for Musical Theatre II 3
THEA 4119 Senior Showcase & Car Mng 3
THEA 484R Singing Technique 1
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 128

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.

Theatre department