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2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Theatre Arts - Secondary Theatre Education Focus, B.S.


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Theatre Arts B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements


Intended Outcomes/Objectives for Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science Degrees in Theatre Arts

A successful student will:

  • Develop visual and aural perceptions for theatre performance.
  • Understand basic production processes (i.e. performing, acting, stage direction, design, and the necessary technical operations related to production).
  • Become familiar with the historical and cultural dimensions of theatre.
  • Make informed assessments of quality in works of theatre and other related art forms.
  • Explore post-baccalaureate opportunities with faculty guidance starting a minimum of one year before graduation.
  • Have the opportunity to: attend professional conferences, festivals, work with artists in residence, and/or guest artists.
  • Function in a variety of artistic roles through the presentation of public performances.

Intended Outcomes/Objectives specific to Theatre Education

Beyond the outcomes for all BA/BS degrees in theatre, a successful theatre education student will

  • Be prepared to become educators who utilize the discipline of theatre as a catalyst in understanding the complex nature of the human condition, artistic exploration and appreciation, and the interrelationship of individual expression and student growth
  • Possess strong competence in and understanding of the relationship between theatre performance, production, literature, theatre history, theory, criticism, and technical skills through which a theatrical concept is realized
  • Through theatre, use educational theories and strategies; teaching students the integral process of artistic creation from conception to realization
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in collaboratively directing productions and an ability to create a variety of types of performances
  • Have a working knowledge of the state of Utah Arts Core Curriculum, as well as, state and national theatre education standards combined with skills in creating a scope and sequence, instruction, and assessment in classroom instruction

Other Information

  • Students will complete a Capstone connected to a realized project. The Capstone consists of a written paper and an oral presentation to faculty of the concept, process and realization of the project, together with an assessment of the student’s entire learning experience and its impact on the work as a whole. Students who show areas of deficiency may pass with qualifications. In these cases an individualized learning strategy will be developed to be completed before graduation.
  • Juries will be held annually for all theatre majors to assess progress and determine each student’s level of skill and competency.
  • Exit interviews will be held for all graduating seniors
  • Every student is required to abide by the policies and procedures set up in the Departmental Student Handbook. http://www.suu.edu/pva/ta/pdf/StudentHandbook2011.pdf
  • Every student is required to pass all classes in their major with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher.

Students who meet specific levels of competency may be given advanced placement. All students seeking advanced placement must audition, interview and/or present a portfolio for consideration. Additional testing may be required.

Core Requirements: All majors in theatre arts, completing the theatre arts degree, regardless of their area of focus, will complete the following theatre arts core:

General Education Core


See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits, must take:

Theatre Arts Curriculum Summary


Required Theatre Core (29 Credits)


(All majors must satisfy these requirements.)

Total Credits: 29


Focus Area (See below) (19-19.5 Credits)


Select one of five options: Acting, Directing, Technical, Design or Education. Or Customize to fit your needs with your Department Advisor. 19-19.5 credits (19.5 credits is for education only)

Other Electives


  • Free Electives (includes completing minor, B.A./B.S. requirements) 36 credits

Total Credits, B.S. degree: 120


Theatre Arts Major Focus Areas


In addition to the above 29 credit core, students must complete at least 19 credits of study in an approved focus area. A faculty advisor in the focus area of study must approve the student’s focus course of study. Focus core requirements are listed below.

Theatre Arts/Drama Education


Intended Outcomes/Objectives specific to Theatre Education

Beyond the outcomes for all BA/BS degrees in theatre, a successful theatre education student will:

  • Be prepared to become educators who utilize the discipline of theatre as a catalyst in understanding the complex nature of the human condition, artistic exploration and appreciation, and the interrelationship of individual expression and student growth.
  • Possess strong competence in and understanding of the relationship between theatre performance, production, literature, theatre history, theory, criticism, and technical skills through which a theatrical concept is realized.
  • Through theatre, use educational theories and strategies; teaching students the integral process of artistic creation from conception to realization.
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in collaboratively directing productions and an ability to create a variety of types of performances.
  • Have a working knowledge of the state of Utah Arts Core Curriculum, as well as, state and national theatre education standards combined with skills in creating a scope and sequence, instruction, and assessment in classroom instruction.

Secondary Theatre Education Focus


Recommended for students who wish to pursue careers as secondary school teachers

Choose one of the following: (3 Credits)

Choose one of the following: (3 Credits)

Other Requirements:

Refer to College of Education teacher license requirements.

Please see Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education Licensure .

Total Credits: 21.5

Required Credits (48 credit hours minimum)

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