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Department of Theatre and Media Arts records

Department of Theatre and Media Arts records

Dates: 1986-2010

Contains syllabi from various classes within the Department of Theatre and Media Arts. Also included are questionnaires from the Higher Education Arts Data Services, meeting minutes, and forum archives. Materials date from 1986 to 2010.

  • Extent: 2 cartons (2 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts. -- Brigham Young University. Department of Theatre and Film. -- Brigham Young University. Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema. -- Brigham Young University. Department of Visual Arts
  • Call Number: UA 5575
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 25 years (until 2035) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Arranged in two series: 1. Syllabi. 2. Administrative files.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Department of Theatre and Media Arts records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5575; Department of Theatre and Media Arts records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5575, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in May 2011. Transferred from Records Management in June 2012. Transferred from Records Management in May 2013. Transferred from the Department of Theatre and Media Arts in September 2013.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; May 2011. Transferred; Records Management; June 2012. Transferred; Records Management; May 2013. Transferred; Dept. of Theatre and Media Arts; September 2013.
Related Material
See also Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts department chair records (UA 684), and Mary Lou Fulton Chair in Theatre and Media Arts announcement materials (UA 1042).
Subject Terms
Acting--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo; Colleges and Universities; Education; Education, Higher--Utah--Provo; Motion pictures--Production and direction--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes; Outlines; Questionnaires
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth West; May 2011. Processed; Stephanie Laabs; June 2012. Processed; Joseph Wiest; May 2013. Processed; Joseph Wiest; September 2013.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA5575
Finding Aid Title
Department of Theatre and Media Arts records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth West
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-27T04:26-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Department of Theatre and Film (1988-1997) was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

The Department of Theatre and Film was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications beginning in 1988. Previously, the department was known as the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema. In 1997 the name of the department was changed to Theatre and Media Arts. The Department Chairs were: Harold R. Oaks (1988-1994) and Eric Fielding (1994-1997).

The function of the department was to foster disciplined scholars and artist, committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ, who so excel in their personal conduct and professional skill that they are sought as models of leadership, inspiration and achievement. Also to provide comprehensive programs designed to produce graduates and products that delight, edify, and enlarge the human spirit. The Department of Theatre and Film was directly managed by a Department Chair who was under the direction of the College Dean.

Administrative History

The Department of Theatre and Media Arts (1997- ) at Brigham Young University is a part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.

The Department of Theatre and Media Arts has been a part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications since 1997. It was previously known as the Department of Visual Arts. The Department of Theatre and Media Arts is directly managed by a Department Chair who acts under the direction of the College Dean. The Department Chairs are: Eric Fielding (1997-1998), Robert A. Nelson (1998-2005), Rodger D. Sorensen (2005-present).

Administrative History

The Department of Theatre, Speech and Cinema (1987-1988) was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

The Department of Theatre, Speech and Cinema was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications beginning in 1987. Previously, it was known as the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts. In 1988 it was renamed as the Department of Theatre and Film. The Department Chair was Harold R. Oaks (1987-1988)

The Department functioned to foster disciplined scholars and arts, committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ, who so excel in their personal conduct and professional skill that they are sought as models of leadership, inspiration, and achievement. Also to provide comprehensive programs designed to produce graduates and products that delight, edify, and enlarge the human spirit. Degrees offered are Film (BFA); Musical Dance Theatre (BFA); Film (B.A.); Speech (B.A.); Theatre Arts (B.A.); Theatre Arts Education (B.A.); Acting (MFA); Directing (MFA); Playwriting (MFA); Theatre Design and Technology (MFA); Theatre History, Theory, Criticism (M.A.); Motion Picture History, Theory, Criticism (M.A.); Child Drama (M.A.) and Theatre, and Cinema (Ph.D.) The Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema was directly managed by a Department Chair who was under the direction of the College Dean.

Administrative History

The Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts (1975-1987) offered courses in film and theatre arts at Brigham Young University.

In 1975 the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts was renamed the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts. This department offered students a comprehensive education in the art, production, history, and technical elements of theatre, film, and videotape production. In 1987 it was renamed the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema. Charles L. Metten (1976-1980) and Harold R. Oakes (1980-1987) served as department chairs durring its existance.

Administrative History

The Department of Visual Arts (1996-) is a department in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Visual Arts was established as a part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications in 1996 with the merging of the Department of Art and the Department of Design. The Department Chairs are: Michael D. Day (1996-1998), Mark J. Johnson (1998-2004), John W. Telford (2004-2006), and Linda Sullivan (2006).

The Department of Visual Arts was established to prepare competent professionals in various fields of plastic and graphic arts, to prepare qualified designers in problem solving of two- and three-dimensional application, to train historians who can critically appraise works of art, to prepare art educators to teach visual arts at various levels, and to help individuals develop their aesthetic sense.



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