Theatre - Acting Emphasis, BA/BS


Program Description

The Utah Tech State University Theatre program provides the tools for students to become well-rounded artists, scholars, educators, and lifelong learners. This is realized by combining comprehensive theatrical training with a strong liberal arts curriculum. Through its production season, this program gives the students a range of design, technical, and performance opportunities. It also provides the general student body and community with historically, socially, and culturally diverse theatrical experiences.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements

American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
Complete a 1010 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
2. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional Utah Tech admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to Utah Tech but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Theatre Core Requirements

THEA 1001FYE: Theatre2
THEA 1033Acting I3
THEA 1223Stage Makeup I3
THEA 1513Stagecraft3
THEA 1713Script Analysis3
THEA 2001Professional Planning for Theatre Majors1
THEA 2203Costume Construction3
THEA 3600Directing I3
or THEA 3880 Stage Management
THEA 3720Theatre History & Dramatic Literature I3
THEA 3730Theatre History and Dramatic Literature II3
THEA 4900RSenior Project I1
THEA 4901Senior Project II2

Theatre Practicum1

Complete 4 credits from the following (2 credits lower-division and 2 credits upper-division):
THEA 2150R - THEA 2180R (Theatre Workshop)
THEA 2150RTheater Workshop: Performance0.5-1
THEA 2160RTheatre Workshop: Costumes0.5-1
THEA 2170RTheatre Workshop: Sets0.5-1
THEA 2180RTheatre Workshop: Lights0.5-1
THEA 4150R - THEA 4180R (Theatre Workshop)
THEA 4150RTheatre Workshop: Performance0.5-1
THEA 4160RTheatre Workshop: Costumes0.5-1
THEA 4170RTheatre Workshop: Sets0.5-1
THEA 4180RTheatre Workshop: Lights0.5-1
NOTE: At least 1 credit must be completed in a technical workshop (costumes, sets, or lights)
NOTE: up to 1 credit of Practicum requirement can be fulfilled through THEA 2093R Theatre Internship I (1-4) and/or THEA 4093R Theater Internship II (1-4)

acting emphasis Requirements 

THEA 1113Voice for Actors I3
THEA 2033Acting II3
THEA 2063Movement I3
THEA 3013Acting III3
THEA 3033Acting Studio: Musical Theatre3
THEA 3043Acting Studio: Acting for the Camera3
THEA 3053Classical Acting3
THEA 3113Voice for Actors II3
THEA 4034Movement II3
THEA 4043Stage Combat3
Compete 1 of the following courses:
DANC 1101RBallet Technique I 1.5
DANC 1201RModern Dance I1.5
DANC 1450R Aerial Dance Technique I1.5
DANC 1500RJazz Dance I1.5
DANC 1580RTap Dance1
Complete 3 credits from the following:
THEA 2210Scene Design I3
THEA 2220Theatre for Young Audiences3
THEA 2230Lighting Design I3
THEA 2240Costume Design I3
THEA 2250Sound Design I3
THEA 2750Creative Cosplay: Costumes and Crafts3
THEA 3223Stage Makeup II3
THEA 3260Scene Painting3
THEA 3420Playwriting3
THEA 3500Arts Management3
THEA 3610Directing II3
THEA 3900RSpecial Topics Theatre1-3
Complete 3 credits from the following:
THEA 4390Costume History3
THEA 4410Scene Design II3
THEA 4430Lighting Design II3
THEA 4440Costume Design II: Costume Crafts3
THEA 4450Sound Design II3
THEA 4660Study of Period Styles & Decor3

NOTE: Up to 1 credit of Practicum requirement can be fulfilled through THEA 2093R Theatre Internship I (1-4) and/or THEA 4093R Theatre Internship II (1-4).


THEA 1900R is repeatable up to 8 credits subject to graduation restrictions.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline and Discipline Depth Requirement course.