Jul 23, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Theatre Arts: Theatre Design & Technology (Costume Design 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 a Caine College of the Arts 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: Students must interview with the department, and be selected, to become a Theatre Design & Technology (Costume Design Option) major

 

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 1223: Stage Makeup                   2 Emphasis Course THEA 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breath Exploration

THEA 2203: Costume Construction and Technology   3   Core Course THEA 1713: Playscript Analysis (BHU)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breath Humanities

THEA 3570: Historic Clothing (DHA)  

3   Emphasis Course THEA 3520: Costume Design I   3   Emphasis Course
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3

General Education

Breath Course

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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: 14-16   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

Breadth Creative Arts

THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   .5   Core Course THEA 3540: Lighting Design I   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3555: Production Projects : Stitcher Assignment 1   Emphasis Course

THEA 3555: Production Projects: 

First Hand Assignment

1   Emphasis Course
THEA 2510: Scene Painting    3   Emphasis Course THEA 3560: Period Styles/Historic Interiors (DHA)   3   Emphasis Course
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3

General Education

Breadth Course

THEA 5960: Special Topics in Theatre Production   2 Emphasis Course
Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3

General Education

Breadth Course

Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course  or Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course    3  
General Elective 3   Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3

 

Total Recommended Credits: 16.5   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.

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 3610: Directing I    3  

Emphasis Course

THEA 3510: Scene Design I   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3720: Theatre History and Literature II (CI/DHA)   3  

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

THEA 3710: Theatre History and Literature I (CI/DHA)   3  

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

THEA 4520: Costume Design II   3   Emphasis Course

THEA 4555: Production Assignments: 

Asst Costume Design

2  

Emphasis Course

THEA 4555: Production Assignments: 

Wardrobe Head 

2   Emphasis Course THEA 5960: Special Topics in Theatre Production   2

Emphasis Course

Enroll in 2 credits

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course   3 Depth Course Theatre Elective    2-3  
      General Elective 2  
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.

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

Depth Course

THEA 5960: Special Topics in Theatre Production   2-3   Emphasis Course
General Electives 6   General Electives 6  
           
Total Recommended Credits: 15.5   Total Recommended Credits: 13.5  
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. 

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 (6 credits)


All design/tech students apply for production assignments in December for the following academic year.  Assignments are made by the design faculty. These assignments are in addition to the practicum requirement (THEA 2555) and are completed outside of practicum work hours.

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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