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Theatre Arts - Theatre Design and Production Emphasis, B.F.A.

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: 126

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 PES 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: 39 Credits
      ART 1020 Basic Drawing for Non-Majors 3
  ART 1650 Watercolor 3
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance Students in the Sound track should take MUSC 1100; students in other tracks should take ARTH 2720 3
or MUSC 1100 Fundamentals of Music (3)  
  THEA 2203 Costume Construction I  3
  THEA 2204 Costume Construction I Lab 1
  THEA 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen 3
  THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab 1
  THEA 2515 Rendering for Theatre 3
  THEA 2517 Visual Concepts in Theatre   3
  THEA 3531 Lighting Design I  3
  THEA 3535 Lighting Design I Lab  1
  THEA 3541 Costume Design I  3
  THEA 3545 Costume Design I Lab  1
  THEA 3571 Scenic Design I   3
  THEA 3575 Scenic Design I Lab  1
  THEA 4981 Portfolio 1
  THEA 4994 Senior Project in Theatre  3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 24 Credits
  Complete 9 credits from the following 9
  DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials (3)  
  THEA 259R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen II (1)  
  THEA 3241 Storytelling (3)  
  THEA 3251 Puppetry (3)  
  THEA 3514 Period Styles for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3561 Stage Management I (3)  
  THEA 359R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen III (1)  
  THEA 3625  Fundraising for the Arts (3)  
  THEA 451R Special Topics in Theatre Design and Technology (1)  
  THEA 454R Special Topics in Costume Construction (1)    
  THEA 457R Practical Design (1)    
  THEA 4621 Theatre Administration I (3)  
  PHIL 3800 Aesthetics (3)  
 or HUM 3800 Aesthetics (3)  
Complete 15 credits from the following 15
COSTUME TRACK  
  THEA 2541 Costume History (3)  
  THEA 3223 Makeup II (3)  
  THEA 3542 Costume Construction II (3)  
  THEA 3543 Costume Design II (3)  
  THEA 4546 Digital Costume Design (3)  
SCENERY TRACK  
  THEA 2574 Drafting for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3511 Stagecraft II (3)  
  THEA 3514 Period Styles for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3572 Scenic Design II (3)  
  THEA 3573 Scenic Painting (3)  
LIGHTING TRACK  
  THEA 2574 Drafting for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3514 Period Styles for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3521 Sound Design I (3)  
  THEA 3534 Lighting Design II (3)  
  THEA 4535 Multimedia Design for Stage (3)  
TECHNICAL DIRECTION TRACK  
  THEA 2574 Drafting for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3511 Stagecraft II (3)  
  THEA 3514 Period Styles for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3521 Sound Design I (3)  
  THEA 3565 Technical Direction for the Stage (3)    
STAGE MANAGEMENT TRACK  
  THEA 3514 Period Styles for Theatre Design (3)  
  THEA 3521 Sound Design I (3)  
  THEA 3561  Stage Management I (3)  
  THEA 3625 Fundraising for the Arts (3)  
  THEA 4561 Stage Management II (3)  
SOUND TRACK  
  DGM 3460 Live Sound Reinforcement (3)  
  THEA 3511 Stagecraft II (3)  
  THEA 3521 Sound Design I (3)  
  THEA 3565 Technical Direction for the Stage (3)  
  THEA 4522 Sound Design II (3)  

  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
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
ART 1020 Basic Drawing for Non-Majors  3
THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 2
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1223 Makeup I 3
THEA 1033 Acting I 3
ART 1650  Watercolor 3
THEA 2513 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen   3
THEA 2514 Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen Lab   1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre  (Majors only section) 3
THEA 2515  Rendering for Theatre 3
THEA 2517  Visual Concepts in Theatre  3
THEA 2203 Costume Construction I  3
THEA 2204 Costume Construction I Lab  1
ARTH 2720  History of Art from the Renaissance 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective THEA Emphasis Elective 3
Elective THEA Track Course 3
HUM 1010  Humanities through the Arts 3
THEA 3571 Scenic Design I   3
THEA 3575 Scenic Design I Lab 1
  Physical Science Distribution Course 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I  3
THEA 159R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen I 1
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Elective THEA Emphasis Elective 3
Elective THEA Track Course 3
Elective any THEA, MUSC, DANC, or ART course 1000 level or higher 4
  Semester total: 16
Note:*Pre-requisite is required to be taken. Please see the advisor.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
  Biology Distribution Course 3
THEA 3722  Theatre History and Literature II 3
Elective THEA Emphasis Elective  3
Elective THEA Track Course 3
THEA 3531 Lighting Design I  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  American Institutions Distribution Course 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course 3
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage I 3
THEA 481R Theatre Internship (A) 1
THEA 4981 Portfolio 1
Elective THEA Track Course 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
  Social Science Distribution Course 3
THEA 481R Theatre Internship (B) 1
THEA 3535 Lighting Design I Lab 1
THEA 3541* Lighting Design I Lab or Costume Design I 3
THEA 3545* Costume Design I Lab 1
Elective THEA Track Elective 3
THEA 4994 Senior Project  3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 126

Department

Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen

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