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Theatre Arts: Theatre Education Applied Option - Even Year Start - 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
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Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen

Admitted to USU in Good Standing

Department application required. Space is limited.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

Department application required. Space is limited.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.

3.0 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

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 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   .5  

Emphasis Course

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   .5  

Emphasis Course

THEA 2203: Costume Construction and Technology   3   Core Course THEA 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Exploration

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course   3-4 Math Placement   THEA 1713: Playscript Analysis (BHU)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Humanities

Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3

General Education

Breadth Course

Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3

General Education

Breadth Course

Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education

Breadth Course

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3

General Education

Breadth Course

Total Recommended Credits: 16.5   Total Recommended Credits: 15.5  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

   

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1033: Beginning Acting (BCA)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Creative Arts

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course
THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course THEA 3380: Drama Across the Curriculum, Grades K-12   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3610: Directing I   3   Emphasis Course THEA 3710: Theatre History and Literature I (CI/DHA)   3  

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

THEA 4330: Methods of Teaching Drama, Grades K-6    3     Dramatic Literature   3

Emphasis Course

THEA 4350: Theatre for Young Audiences   3  

 

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  / Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3 Depth Course
Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3

General Education

Depth Course

General Elective 3  
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
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Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course
THEA 3370: Applied Theatre   3  

Emphasis Course

Theatre Elective    2-3 Emphasis Course
THEA 3720: Theatre History and Literature II (CI/DHA)   3  

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

Theatre Elective   2 Emphasis Course
THEA 4340: Methods of Teaching Theatre, Grades 7-12   3   Emphasis Course Ethics Electives   3 Emphasis Course
Service Learning Elective  

2

Emphasis Course Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  / Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3  
General Electives 2   General Elective 3  
Total Recommended Credits: 14   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   .5   Emphasis Course THEA 5940: Fieldwork in Theatre Arts   1-13   Emphasis course - 12 credits required
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course      
THEA 5910: Capstone Project   2 Emphasis Course      
Theatre Electives   3   Emphasis Course      
General Elective 9        
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 12  
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 calls are posted for each production with crew assignments for that strike.

Theatre Electives


Any Theatre course 2000 Level or above, 4 credit minimum

Service Learning Elective


Complete at least 2 credits of courses with SL designation, approved by advisor.

Field Work in Theatre Required


Field work in Theatre comprises of an approved professional internship with a theatre or educational institution. Field research is also an option. 12 internship credits of internship requires the equivalent of 6 months full time employment. Credit is not expected to be completed all at once.

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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