College of Fine Arts and Communications Advisement Center
D-444 HFAC, (801) 422-3777
Several degree programs in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts have a departmental application process with enrollment limitations. Theatre arts studies major and minor programs have declaration procedures but are open enrollment. Please see the college advisement center for specific details (1-801-422-3777).
The study of theatre and media arts is truly a study of humankind and our attitudes toward ourselves as revealed in artistic expression. Since art is a mirror of human society, the specific disciplines of theatre and media arts cover our innermost attempts at comprehending our existence through all time.
The BYU theatre program is designed to educate students in a basic foundation of dramatic literature, theatre history, theory, performance skills as both actor and director, and techniques in all areas of theatre design technology and production.
The BYU media arts program is designed to educate students in a basic foundation of film history, theory, and criticism, along with the fundamental production competencies in film, animation, or new media.
The mission of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts is to promote literacy, creativity and spirituality by exploring their interrlatedness in the arts of theatre and media, in an effort to illuminate and confirm truth and the infinite potential of the human soul.
The theatre program provides training and experience in all areas of theatre, from performing to playwriting, from teaching to technical production.
The media arts program provides a foundation and basic experience in analyzing, conceptualizing, writing, directing, and collaboratively producing nonfiction, fiction, and new media. For skill development and specialization, students may select an area of study from the following: critical studies, fiction production, or non-fiction production.
For an area of interest study list, contact the advisement center or the department office.
To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:
Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.
For more information see the BYU 2012–2013 Graduate Catalog.
The BFA in animation is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the College of Fine Arts and Communications through the cooperative involvement of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the Department of Visual Arts, and the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology's School of Technology. Please see the Visual Arts section of this catalog for degree requirements, or go to the College of Fine Arts and Communications Advisement Center for more information about entrance requirements to this program.
A BFA in music dance theatre is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the College of Fine Arts and Communications through the cooperative involvement of the Department of Theatre and media Arts, the Department of Dance, and the School of Music. Please see the music dance theatre section of this catalog for degree requirements or go to the college advisement center for more information about entrance requirements.