Jul 17, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Theatre Arts: Theatre Design & Technology (Scene Design Option) - 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
 

 

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

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)                       3

Core Course

General Education

Breath Creative Arts

THEA 1713: Playscript Analysis (BHU)   3

Core Course

General Education

Breath Humanities

THEA 2500: Drafting for Theatre I   3 Emphasis Course THEA 2203: Costume Construction and Technology   3 Emphasis Course
THEA 2510: Scene Painting   3 Emphasis Course THEA 3500: Drafting for Theatre II   3 Emphasis Course
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3

General Education

Communications Literacy (CL1)  

THEA 3510: Scene Design I   3 Emphasis Course
Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course   3-5 Math Placement   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3 Communications Literacy (CL2)  
Total Recommended Credits: 15-17   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
Comments:
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1033: Beginning Acting (BCA)   3

Core Course

General Education

Breath Exploration

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   0.5 Core Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   0.5 Core Course THEA 3540: Lighting Design I   3 Emphasis Course

THEA 3555: Production Projects: 

THEA 3555 - Production Projects Paint Assignment

1 Emphasis Course THEA 3560: Period Styles/Historic Interiors (DHA)   3 Emphasis Course
THEA 3570: Historic Clothing (DHA)   3 Emphasis Course

THEA 4555: Production Assignments:  

Scenic Charge

2 Emphasis Course
THEA 3580: Software for Theatre Production Design   3 Emphasis Course Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3 Depth Course
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3

General Education

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course  or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3

General Education

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3

General Education

     
Total Recommended Credits: 16.5   Total Recommended Credits: 14.5  
Comments:
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   0.5 Core Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   0.5 Core Course
THEA 3530: Theatre Props and Crafts   2 Emphasis Course THEA 3520: Costume Design I   3 Emphasis Course

THEA 3555: Production Projects:

Assistant Prop Master

1 Emphasis Course THEA 3710: Theatre History and Literature I (CI/DHA)   3 Core Course
THEA 3610: Directing I   3 Emphasis Course

THEA 4555: Production Assignments:

Prop Master

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

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

THEA 4555 - Production Assignments Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course  or  Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course  

3 Emphasis Course
THEA 4510: Scene Design II   3 Emphasis Course Theatre Elective  3  
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3

General Education

     
Total Recommended Credits: 15.5   Total Recommended Credits: 14.5  
Comments:
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   0.5 Core Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   0.5 Core Course

THEA 4555: Production Assignments: 

Assistant Design

2 Emphasis Course THEA 5910: Capstone Project   2 Emphasis Course
Literature/History Course    3 Emphasis Course Theatre Elective 3  
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course   3 Depth Course General Elective 10  
General Electives 6

 

     
Total Recommended Credits: 14.5   Total Recommended Credits: 15.5  
Comments: General Electives are used to meet the university requirement of 120 total credits. These may be any courses, including additional theatre courses.
Comments: General Electives are used to meet the university requirement of 120 total credits. These may be any courses, including additional theatre courses.

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.
  • Freshman and sophomore students usher for each department production they are not involved in as actor or run crew.
  • 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.

Required Theatre Arts Core Course (24 credits)


Required Theatre Arts courses for all emphases and concentrations in the Department of Theatre Arts except those with an Acting emphasis. Acting students have a slight modification in their required core.

Required Production Assignments (8 credits)


Capstone Project Requirements (2 credits)


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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