B.A. in Theatre 48 months Undergraduate Program By University of Utah |Top Universities
Program Duration

48 monthsProgram duration

Main Subject Area

Performing ArtsMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Performing Arts

Degree

Other

Study Level

Undergraduate

Program Purpose Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre degree program have a broad foundation in theatre--with intensive academic training as well as a certain amount of applied training--combined with a broad program of general studies outside of theatre. The curriculum provides a broad coverage of theatre rather than intensive concentration on a single segment or specialization. Learning Outcomes: Understanding what theatre is--its historical origins and evolution, cultural sources, socio-political power, popular appeal, and how it compares with related performance modes. Understanding how theatre is made--its component parts and structural elements, including script, new-script development, production design, directing, and performance, and how these both affect and are shaped by aesthetic and cultural environments. Understanding how theatre is received and experienced--its aesthetic properties, how audiences respond and have responded, and the range and methods of popular and scholarly critical analysis. Gaining a foundational and experiential knowledge of how to make theatre, including developing skills in one or more areas--e.g., acting, construction, design, directing, dramaturgy, or playwriting. Understanding how theatre may be applied outside traditional production modes--i.e., its potential for enhancing learning and growth in a broad range of areas such as business, communications, community development, corrections, education, health, law, science, etc. Students will become knowledgeable in theatre history, dramatic literature, dramatic theory, and the basics of theatrical production. Students will be able to articulate persuasive, informed, and insightful responses to dramatic literature and theatrical performance--both in writing and verbally. Students will develop skills and knowledge in theatre and in the liberal arts that will enable them to function in an allied field. Students will become competent in one or more performance or production related area.

Program overview

Main Subject

Performing Arts

Degree

Other

Study Level

Undergraduate

Program Purpose Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre degree program have a broad foundation in theatre--with intensive academic training as well as a certain amount of applied training--combined with a broad program of general studies outside of theatre. The curriculum provides a broad coverage of theatre rather than intensive concentration on a single segment or specialization. Learning Outcomes: Understanding what theatre is--its historical origins and evolution, cultural sources, socio-political power, popular appeal, and how it compares with related performance modes. Understanding how theatre is made--its component parts and structural elements, including script, new-script development, production design, directing, and performance, and how these both affect and are shaped by aesthetic and cultural environments. Understanding how theatre is received and experienced--its aesthetic properties, how audiences respond and have responded, and the range and methods of popular and scholarly critical analysis. Gaining a foundational and experiential knowledge of how to make theatre, including developing skills in one or more areas--e.g., acting, construction, design, directing, dramaturgy, or playwriting. Understanding how theatre may be applied outside traditional production modes--i.e., its potential for enhancing learning and growth in a broad range of areas such as business, communications, community development, corrections, education, health, law, science, etc. Students will become knowledgeable in theatre history, dramatic literature, dramatic theory, and the basics of theatrical production. Students will be able to articulate persuasive, informed, and insightful responses to dramatic literature and theatrical performance--both in writing and verbally. Students will develop skills and knowledge in theatre and in the liberal arts that will enable them to function in an allied field. Students will become competent in one or more performance or production related area.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6+

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