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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Theatre Arts: Acting - BFA


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Caine College of the Arts

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: highest Math Requirement for this degree is

 

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. Students are expected to audition for all department productions and be available to accept any role.

Admission Requirements: Students are admitted to the department and BFA degree program through separate application and audition with program faculty. Transfer students must verify transfer credit acceptance prior to application.

 

Minimum Grade Accepted:

B- in all courses for major

Minimum GPA for Admission and Graduation: 2.75

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1000: Acting I: Introduction to Acting (BCA)          3  

Emphasis Course

General Education

Breadth Creative Arts

THEA 1010: Acting II: Audition Preparation   2   Emphasis Course
THEA 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)  3 

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Creative Arts

THEA 1113: Voice for Actors I   2   Emphasis Course
THEA 1713: Playscript Analysis (BHU)   3 

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Creative Arts

THEA 1210: Movement for Actors   2   Emphasis Course
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)  3  Communications Literacy (CL1)   THEA 2203: Costume Construction and Technology   3   Core Course
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course    3

General Education

Breadth Course

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
      Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course   3-5

Math Placement  

Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 17  
Comments

 

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1223: Stage Makeup           2 

Core Course

THEA 2010: Acting IV: Shakespeare   3  Emphasis Course
THEA 2000: Acting III: Scene Study-Text as Action   3  Emphasis Course THEA 2110: Voice for Actors III: Dialects   2  Emphasis Course
THEA 2100: Voice for Actors II: Speech and IPA   2  Emphasis Course THEA 2210: Jazz   2  Emphasis Course
THEA 2200: Ballet   2  Emphasis Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5  Core Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5 

Core Course

THEA 3710: Theatre History and Literature I (CI/DHA)   3  Core Course
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  3

General Education

Breadth Course

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education

Breadth Course

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education

Breadth Course

PE Course 1  
Total Recommended Credits: 15.5   Total Recommended Credits: 14.5  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 2555: Production Practicum           .5   Core Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course
THEA 3000: Acting V: Acting for the Musical Theatre   3   Emphasis Course THEA 3010: Acting VI: Classical Comedy   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3100: Voice for Actors IV: Extreme Vocal Choices/Voice Over   2   Emphasis Course THEA 3030: Acting VII: Contemporary Playwrights   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3200: Stage Combat   2   Emphasis Course ENGL 2300: Introduction to Shakespeare (BHU)  or ENGL 4300: Shakespeare  3  or 3   
THEA 3210: Tap   2   Emphasis Course Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course  or Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3 Depth Course
THEA 3720: Theatre History and Literature II (CI/DHA)   3  

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

General Elective 3  
Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3

Depth Course

     
Total Recommended Credits: 15.5   Total Recommended Credits: 15.5  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5     Core Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5  Core Course
THEA 4000: Acting VIII: Acting for the Camera   3   Emphasis Course THEA 4020: Acting X-Modern American Masters: O'Neill, Williams, and Miller   3  Emphasis Course
THEA 4010: Acting IX-Modern Masters: Chekhov/Ibsen/Shaw     3   Emphasis Course THEA 4200: Period and Social Dance    2   
Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course  or Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3

Depth Course

THEA 4720: Musical Theatre History and Literature: Roots Through the Golden Age  or THEA 4710: Contemporary Theatre (CI/DHA)   3  Emphasis Course
General Elective

3

 

THEA 5910: Capstone Project  2  Emphasis Course
PE Courses 2   General Electives 3  
           
Total Recommended Credits: 14.5   Total Recommended Credits: 13.5  
Comments

 

Comments

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 required. 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.

 

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 in consultation with the student's advisor.

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