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Theatre Arts: Theatre Education Applied 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 Degree Works 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: The highest math requirement for this degree is the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  of the student’s choice.

 

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

Even Year

First Year (Even Year)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar        1   Emphasis Course THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course
THEA 2203: Costume Construction and Technology   3  

Core Course

THEA 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)   3  

Core Course

General Education 

Breadth Integrated Studies

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   THEA 1713: Playscript Analysis (BHU)   3  

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Humanities

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course   3-4 Math Placement   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 Creative Arts

Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3

General Education

Breadth Course

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course   3  
Comments
Comments

Second Year (Even Year)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 4350: Theatre for Young Audiences   3  

Emphasis Course

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course
THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Core Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Core Course THEA 3380: Drama Across the Curriculum, Grades K-12   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 3340: Methods of Teaching Drama, Grades K-6   3   Emphasis Course THEA 3710: Theatre History and Literature I (CI/DHA)   3  

Core Course

Depth Course 

Communications Intensive

THEA 3610: Directing I   3   Core Course Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3 Depth Course
Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3 Depth Course Performance Elective 3 Emphasis Course
Breadth Social Science (BSS) Course   3

Breadth Course

General Education

     
Comments
Comments

Third Year (Even Year)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Core Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Core Course
THEA 2370: Applied Theatre   3   Emphasis Course Dramatic Literature Course 3 Emphasis Course
THEA 3720: Theatre History and Literature II (CI/DHA)   3  

Core Course

Depth Course

Communications Intensive

Service Learning Electives   2-3 Emphasis Course
THEA 4340: Methods of Teaching Theatre, Grades 7-12   3   Emphasis Course Theatre Elective   3 Emphasis Course
Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course   3 General Education General Elective 6  
Ethics Elective   2 Emphasis Course      
Comments
Comments

Fourth Year (Even Year)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course THEA 5940: Fieldwork in Theatre Arts   1-13  

Emphasis course

Enroll in 12 credits

THEA 5910: Capstone Project   2   Emphasis Course  
Theatre Elective   3  
General Electives 9  
Comments
Comments

 

Odd Year

First Year (Odd 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                1   Emphasis Course THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course
THEA 2203: Costume Construction and Technology   3  

Core Course

THEA 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)   3  

Core Course

General Education 

Breadth Integrated Studies

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

Core Course

General Education 

Breadth Humanities

THEA 1033: Beginning Acting (BCA)   3  

Core Course

Breadth Creative Arts Course

Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3

General Education 

Breadth Course

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course  

3

General Education 

Breadth Course

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course  

3

General Education 

Breath Course

Comments
Comments

Second Year (Odd Year)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Breadth Social Science (BSS) Course   3

Breadth Social Science

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course
THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Core Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Core Course THEA 3710: Theatre History and Literature I (CI/DHA)   3   Core Course
THEA 2370: Applied Theatre   3   Emphasis Course Performance Elective  3 Emphasis Course
THEA 3610: Directing I   3   Core Course Theatre Elective   3 Emphasis Course
THEA 3340: Methods of Teaching Drama, Grades K-6   3     Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course  or Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3 Depth Course
Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3   General Elective 3  
Comments
Comments

Third Year (Odd Year)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar     1   Emphasis Course
THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Core Course THEA 2555: Production Practicum   1   Core Course
THEA 3720: Theatre History and Literature II (CI/DHA)   3   Core Course THEA 3380: Drama Across the Curriculum, Grades K-12   3   Emphasis Course
THEA 4330: Methods of Teaching Drama, Grades K-6 (changed to THEA 3340 Fall 2017)   3   Emphasis Course Theatre Elective   2-3 Emphasis Course
THEA 4350: Theatre for Young Audiences   3   Emphasis Course Service Learning Electives   2-3 Emphasis Course
Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course  or Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3 Depth Course Dramatic Literature Course 3  
Ethics Elective   3   General Elective 3  
Comments
Comments

Fourth Year (Odd Year)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

THEA 1310: Theatre Education Seminar   1   Emphasis Course THEA 5940: Fieldwork in Theatre Arts   1-13  

Emphasis Course

Enroll in 12 credits

THEA 4340: Methods of Teaching Theatre, Grades 7-12   3   Emphasis Course  
THEA 5910: Capstone Project   2   Emphasis Course
General Elective 9  
Comments
Comments

Students are required to pass a comprehensive examination prior to beginning their final semester. Students will not be permitted to enroll in their capstone courses if they do not pass the exam. Required theatre courses must be completed with a grade of B or better and elective theatre courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better. The overall GPA required for the program is 3.0. Major requirements may not be taken for a pass/fail grade, except those courses only taught pass/fail.

Theatre Electives


Students should select 2 classes (2-3 credits each) from the following Theatre Electives:

Performance Elective


Select one of the following courses:

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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