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2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Theatre Arts - BA


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Caine College of the Arts

Department of Theatre Arts

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  • For more information about Theatre, 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:

 

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.

2.75 GPA

First 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 1513: Stagecraft (BCA)   3

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Exploration

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

Core Course

General Education

Breadth Humanities

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)  
Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course  3-5 Math Placement  Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  or Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  3 General Education
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  or  Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  3

General Education Breadth Course

Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3 Quantitative Intensive (QI) 
Total Recommended Credits: 17   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
Comments:
Comments:

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

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

Language 1010 4 Emphasis Course Theatre Electives   2-3

 

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

General Education

Breadth Course
ENGL 2300: Introduction to Shakespeare (BHU)  / ENGL 4300: Shakespeare   3  / 3 

Emphasis Course

General Education

Breadth Humanities
General Elective 3   Language 1020 4 Emphasis Course
      Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or  Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  3

General Education

Breadth Course
Total Recommended Credits: 13.5   Total Recommended Credits: 16.5  
Comments: General Electives are used to meet the university requirement of 120 total credits. These may be any courses, including additional theatre courses.
Comments:

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

Core Course

Depth Course

Communication Intensive

Theatre Design/Technology Electives   3 Emphasis Course
Literature/History Electives   3 Emphasis Course Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  / Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  3  
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  / Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course   3   Language 2020 4 Emphasis Course
Language 2010 4 Emphasis Course General Elective 3  
General Elective 3        
Total Recommended Credits: 16.5   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.

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
Literature/History Electives   3 Emphasis Course Literature/History Electives   3 Emphasis Course
General Electives 12   Theatre Electives   3 Emphasis Course
      General Electives 9  
Total Recommended Credits: 15.5   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.

The BA Degree Program is designed for those students who prefer a more comprehensive liberal arts background in theatre in preparation for further graduate study. This program provides students with the flexibility to pursue an additional major. The BA Degree requires foreign language training and the completion of additional related study course

Students must apply for the BA Degree Program as part of their separate application to the department, and have an interview with the BA faculty. Acceptance is competitive and not guaranteed.

  • Minimum GPA for Admission: 2.75 overall
  • Minimum Grade Accepted: B- in all major courses
  • Number of Required Credits: 44
  • Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.75 overall
  • Other Requirements: Must complete University requirements for Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

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.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  • Demonstration of proficiencey in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent)

OR

  • Demonstration of proficiencey in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780  and by passing an exit interview

OR

  • Demonstration of proficencey in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent)

OR

  • Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

 

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.

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