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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog

Theatre Arts (BA), Design/Technical/Management Emphasis

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Theatre Arts (BA)

  • Program Prerequisite: Not Required.
  • Minor: Required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) in addition to an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a minimum of 43-47 credit hours must be earned in Theatre Arts courses. A total of 40 upper-division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above); a minimum of 19 of these is required within the major.
  • Program Code: 3046BA with one of the following emphasis codes 3105 (Generalist), 3106 (Acting/Directing), 3107 (Design/Technical/Management)
  • CIPC: 500501


Students should meet annually with a faculty advisor for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6437 for more information and referrals for an appointment. The faculty advisor must approve courses taken in focus areas. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List which includes email addresses for faculty advisors.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). No special admission or application requirements are needed for this program.

Language Courses Required to Fulfill the BA

Refer to Degree Requirements  in this catalog. Theatre majors must complete Option 1 - Foreign Language (12 credit hours of a foreign language, refer to the Foreign Language section of this catalog for additional information on obtaining foreign language credit) OR Option 2 - Foreign Language and Language Arts (6 credit hours of a foreign language and 6 hours of language arts-the required language arts courses are: THEA 1033 CA - Introduction to Acting , and THEA 3313 - History and Literature of Theatre II ).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Have writing skills and ability to use research tools (library, internet, etc.).
  • Be able to present critical thinking through verbal and written presentations regarding the theatre. Specific areas of expertise will include major works, major figures, theory, and history.
  • Have a practical, working knowledge of how to produce a play on stage, including all related performance, script, design, and technical considerations.
  • Be able to critically evaluate what they and others have created.
  • Develop necessary skills to be proficient in at least one area of theatre (performance, teaching, technical/design-costume, technical/design-scenery, technical/design-lighting, technical/design-sound, directing, theatre management, or playwriting), with the ability to identify, analyze and resolve specific problems pertaining to that area.
  • Understand the historical context of theatre, drama, and performance including plays, major figures, costumes, scenic innovations, and theoretical approaches, and how these relate to contemporary society and culture.
  • Have experience with individual and collaborative processes needed to produce and understand theatre.

Design/Technical/Management Emphasis Requirements

Technical Theatre Courses (9 credit hours)

Select three of the following technical theatre courses.
Note: Some of these courses are pre-requsities for UD classes. Plan accordingly.

Theatre Design (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following theatre design courses.

Design/Technical/Management Focus Area Requirements (9 credit hours)

Select at least 9 credit hours from the following courses to supplement your course of study. To propose another option, consult your academic advisor. Courses listed below as options for more than one requirement may be used to fulfill only one requirement.

Required General Education Courses (6-7 credit hours)

The following general education courses are required for the Theatre Major:

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