Theatre, 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 Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
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

Theatre Core Requirements

THEA 1001FYE: Theatre2
THEA 1033Acting I3
THEA 1113Voice and Diction I3
THEA 1513Stage Craft3
THEA 1713Script Analysis3
THEA 2203Costume Construction3
THEA 3720Theatre History & Dramatic Literature I3
THEA 3730Theatre History and Dramatic Literature II3
THEA 4900RSenior Project I1
THEA 4901Senior Project II2
THEA 3600Directing I3
or THEA 3880 Stage Management

Theatre Practicum1

Complete 4 credits from the following (2 credits lower-division and 2 credits upper-division):
THEA 2150RTHEA 2180R (Theatre Workshop)
Theater Workshop: Performance
Theatre Workshop: Costumes
Theatre Workshop: Sets
Theatre Workshop: Lights
THEA 4150R - THEA 4180R (Theatre Workshop)
Theatre Workshop: Performance
Theatre Workshop: Costumes
Theatre Workshop: Sets
Theatre Workshop: Lights
NOTE: Up to 2 credits of Practicum requirement can be fulfilled through THEA 2093R Theatre Internship I (1-4) and/or THEA 4093R Theatre Internship II (1-4).

Theatre Depth Requirements 

Complete 15 credits from the following:
THEA 1223Stage Makeup I3
THEA 1900RPrivate App Theatre: Acting 21
THEA 2033Acting II3
THEA 2043Acting III3
THEA 2053Classical Acting3
THEA 2210Scene Design I3
THEA 2230Lighting Design I3
THEA 2240Costume Design I3
THEA 2250Sound Design I3
THEA 3033Acting Studio: Music Theatre3
THEA 3043Acting Studio: Acting for the Camera3
THEA 3113Accents & Dialects3
THEA 3223Stage Makeup II3
THEA 3260Scene Painting4
THEA 3420Playwriting3
THEA 3610Directing II3
THEA 4033RMovement I: Foundations of the Actor's Craft3
THEA 4043Stage Combat3
THEA 4390Costume History3
THEA 4410Scene Design II3
THEA 4430Lighting Design II3
THEA 4440Costume Design II3
THEA 4450Sound Design II3
THEA 4660Study of Period Styles & Decor3

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.