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Theatre Arts - Acting 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: 125

Matriculation Requirements:

  1. Admission is competitive and based on successful evaluation of student's performance audition or production portfolio.
  2. Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.00 or higher
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010  Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)   
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090  College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 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 271R BFA Cohort Seminar 1
  THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage and Screen 3
  THEA 3711 Script and Text Analysis II   3
  THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I    3
  THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II  3
  THEA 481R Theatre Internship    2
Emphasis Requirements: 62 Credits
      THEA 1113 Voice and Speech I 3
  THEA 1131 Introduction to Movement - BFA 2
  THEA 2033 Acting II 3
  THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I 3
  THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre - BA 2
  THEA 3033 Acting III  3
  THEA 3113 Acting for Film 3
  THEA 3115 Improvisation 3
  THEA 3117 Auditioning I  3
  THEA 3118 Improvisation II-Performance Team 2
  THEA 3122 Voice and Speech II 3
  THEA 3123 Acting in Accent 3
  THEA 3124 Voice and Speech III 3
  THEA 3131 Movement for the Actor II 3
  THEA 3133 Stage Combat   3
  THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I 3
  THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I    3
  THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen (1.0) 3
  THEA 4114 Film Acting II-Reel/Media 2
  THEA 4115 Acting Styles 3
  THEA 4119 Senior Showcase and Career Management 3
  THEA 4122 Speaking Shakespeare  3

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 125 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.

365体育比赛投注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 3
THEA 1131 Intro to Movement/Physical Skills 2
THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
THEA 159R Production Practicum 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 1113 Voice and Diction I 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 3
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I 3
THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre - BA 2
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing for HU/SS Majors 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1223 Makeup I 3
THEA 2033 Acting II 3
THEA 3122 Voice and Speech II 3
THEA 3131 Movement for the Actor II 3
PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
  Biology Distribution Course 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3115 Improvisation 3
THEA 3124  Voice & Speech III 3
THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I 3
  Social Science Course 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I  3
THEA 4115 Acting Styles  3
THEA 3123 Acting in Accent 3
THEA 3113 Acting for Film 3
THEA 3711 Script and Text Analysis II   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II  3
THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen 1
THEA 3033 Acting III 3
THEA 4122 Speaking Shakespeare 3
THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science Course 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3118 Improvisation II 2
THEA 3133 Stage Combat  3
THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen 1
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for the Stage I 3
THEA 3117 Auditioning I 3
HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen 1
THEA 4119 Senior Showcase and Career Management 3
THEA 481R Theatre Internship B 2
THEA 4114 Film Reel/Acting in Media 2
HIST 1700 American Civilizations 3
  Physical Science Course 3
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 125

Department

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365体育比赛投注Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen

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FA 707

Telephone:

801-863-6939

Email:

kinglo@fishncamp.com

Web Address:

fishncamp.com/theatre/365体育比赛投注

Chair:

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Mission Statement

The Department of Theatrical Arts at Utah Valley University cultivates student success by challenging our BFA, BA, BS Ed, and AA theatre majors and non-majors to become professionally competent and artistically literate as they complete their academic degrees and courses. To deliver these outcomes, we practice interactive teaching, build critical skills, and create innovative productions that engage campus and off-campus communities.

 
 

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@fishncamp.com
  • Lara Beene, BFA Theatre Design and Technology Emphasis Coordinator
  • Telephone: 801-863-6273
  • Email: beenela@fishncamp.com  

 

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Elizabeth Draper: BFA Programs, AA, AS, Minor

Kristy Giles: BA Theatre Program

365体育比赛投注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: fishncamp.com/arts/advisors/  365体育比赛投注

 

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Program Manager, Theatre for Youth and Education (TYE) Center: Kynsie Kiggins
Administrative Support, Theatre for Youth and Education (TYE) Center: Marta Myers

Telephone: 365体育比赛投注801-863-5437

 
 

Faculty

Lara Beene(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.A., Theater Arts, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Costume Design, Brigham Young University.

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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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Kathy Curtiss(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Directing, Brigham Young University-Provo.

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Lisa Hall(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
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)

Associate Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



A.A., Theatre Arts, Brigham Young University - Idaho; M.F.A., Acting, National Theatre Conservatory; B.A., Theatre Arts, Brigham Young University.

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Matthew Herrick(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts
Faculty



B.F.A., Music Dance Theatre, Brigham Young University - Provo, M.F.A., Acting, University of Texas Austin.

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Ben Hopkin(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Theatrical Arts
Faculty



B.A., Theatre, Brigham Young University, M.F.A., Dramatic Arts/Acting, University of San Diego.

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Janine Sobeck Knighton(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Faculty



B.A., Theatre Art Studies, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Dramatic Writing, University of Idaho.

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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)

Associate Professor

Department: Theatrical Arts for Stage & Screen
Department Chair, 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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Stephen Purdy(2004)

Senior 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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Careers

Jobs traditionally associated with theatre include acting, directing, producing, script writing, theatre design (lights, scenery, sound, costumes and makeup), theatre technology, theatre education, dramaturgy, stage and production management, theatrical agents, theatre critics, and theatre managers. Additionally, graduates, particularly those with education in technical areas, frequently find work in the related areas of broadcasting, motion pictures, and television.

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