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Theatre Arts: Theatre Design & Technology (Film Production Option) - BFA


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Department of Theatre Arts

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  • For more information about Theatre Arts, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES:

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

Major Expectations: Students are expected to develop proper attitudes, habits, work standards and professionalism to move on to graduate studies or directly into the professional world of theatre.

Admission Requirements: Students are admitted through separate application, portfolio review, and interview with program faculty. Acceptance is competitive and not guaranteed.

 

Minimum Grade Accepted:

B- in all courses for major

Minimum GPA for Admission and Graduation: 2.75

First Year

 Fall Semester - USU

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester - USU

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
THEA 1033: Beginning Acting (BCA)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Exploratory Course

THEA 1713: Playscript Analysis (BHU)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Humanities

THEA 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)            3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Course

THEA 2555 Production Practicum 

 
 .5  

Core Course

THEA 2510: Scene Painting   3   Emphasis Course THEA 3510: Scene Design I   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3555: Production Projects  1  Emphasis Course THEA 3520: Costume Design I  or THEA 3540: Lighting Design I   3  EEMphasis Course
      THEA 3555: Production Projects , Film Seminar 1   Core Course
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  / STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)  / MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   3  / 5  / 4  

Math Placement 

Quantitative Literacy (QL)  
Quantitative Intensive (QI)  3

 

Total Recommended Credits: 16-18        
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Second Year

 Fall Semester - USU

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester - USU

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5  Core Course THEA 3555: Production Projects , Film Seminar 1   Emphasis Course
THEA 3530: Theatre Props and Crafts   2   Emphasis Course THEA 5960: Special Topics in Theatre Production   2-3   Enroll in 2 credits, Emphasis Course
THEA 3555: Production Projects , Film Seminar 1   Core Course  Upper Division Theatre Electives 3 Emphasis Course
THEA 3610: Directing I   3   Core Course Communications Intensive (CI) Course  3  
THEA 3720: Theatre History and Literature II (CI/DHA)   3  

Emphasis Course

Depth Course

Communicative Intensive

 Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  3 Depth Course
THEA 4510: Scene Design II   3   Emphasis Course Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3 Depth Course
 Upper Division Theatre Electives 3 Emphasis Course      
Total Recommended Credits: 15.5   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester - SLCC

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester - SLCC

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 1310: Photography I 4 SLCC Design/Technology Courses   FLM 1055: Intermediate Film Production 6 SLCC Design/Technology Courses  
FLM 1045: Beginning Film Production 6 SLCC Design/Technology Courses   FLM 1075: Screen Writing 3 SLCC Design/Technology Courses  
FLM 1515: Basic Audio Production 3 SLCC Design/Technology Courses   Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3 http://www.usu.edu/registrar/htm/transfer/course_by_course
 FLM 1800: Digital Media Tools/Techniques 4 SLCC Design/Technology Courses   Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course    3 http://www.usu.edu/registrar/htm/transfer/course_by_course
Total Recommended Credits: 17   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester - SLCC

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester - SLCC & USU

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FLM 2015: Film Directing & Technicques 4 SLCC Design/Technology Courses   FLM 2045: Commercial Film Production 4 SLCC Design/Technology Courses  
FLM 2075: Advanced Video Editing & Post Production 3 SLCC Design/Technology Courses   FLM 2065: Motion Picture Sound 4 SLCC Design/Technology Courses  
FLM 2510: Advanced Video Production - Documentary 4 SLCC Design/Technology Courses   FLM 2715: Cinematography 4 SLCC Design/Technology Courses  
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Breadth Course THEA 5910: Capstone Project   2    
Total Recommended Credits:  14   Total Recommended Credits: 14  
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  NOTE:  Intensive BFA programs in the arts culminate with realized projects.  These final projects are team taught between the USU and SLCC facilities.

Retention in the BFA Design/Tech program: Students must maintain B- or better grades in all courses required for major, have an annual portfolio review with the BFA Design/Tech faculty, and meet all department requirements. Annual reviews are held for each BFA student to determine satisfactory progress. These reviews determine if students will: (A) Continue in the program. (B) Be placed on programmatic probation. (C) Be discontinued from the program. Students not retained in the program must select another major. Students may apply for re-admission only with permission of the faculty at such a time that hte student has demonstrated significant improvement from the time of their dismissal.

Departmental Requirements:

  • Enroll in production practicum every semester except the semesters enrolled in THEA 1513 or THEA 2203.
  • Usher for each department production you are not involved in as actor or run crew. If usher spots are not available, students spend 3 hours in either the scene shop or costume shop before that show opens to assist with the production. Students have usher slips signed by the House Manager, or usher makeup time sheets signed by the shop manager, and return them to the office by the Monday following strike.
  • Attend production strikes as assigned. Strike crew calls are posted during performance week. Strike crew assignments are made for all students enrolled in practicum, and/or involved in the production.

SLCC Required Design/Technical Courses


These credits will be taken at Salt Lake Community College

ART 1310 Basic Photography - Junior year/Fall Semester & Senior year/Fall Semester
FLM 1045 Beginning Film Production - Junior year/Fall Semester
FLM 1055 Intermediate Film Production - Junior year/Spring Semester
FLM 1075 Screen Writing - Junior year/Spring Semester
FLM 1515 Basic Audio - Junior year/Fall Semester & Senior year/Fall Semester
FLM 1800 Digital Media Essentials - Junior year/Fall Semester
FLM 2015 Directing - Senior year/Fall Semester
FLM 2065 Motion Picture Sound - Senior year/Spring Semester
FLM 2075 Advanced Post Production - Senior year/Fall Semester
FLM 2200 Intro to Film Criticism - Senior year/Spring Semester
FLM 2510 Adv. Video Prod. Doc - Senior year/Fall Semester

*Course equivalent may be taken from either institution.

Capstone Project Requirements


All students must complete a design project during their Senior year. Students must be enrolled in THEA 5910  during the semester in which the project is presented. Capstone projects are chosen as part of the production assignment process.

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