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Brigham Young University. Department of Dramatic Arts

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1961-1968

Administrative History

The Department of Dramatic Arts (1961-1968) focused on preparing students at Brigham Young University for teaching in schools and to meet the competition in professional theatre, radio and television.

The Department of Dramatic Arts was established following the split of the Dept. of Speech and Dramatic Arts. The department was housed within the College of Fine Arts and then, in 1964, the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Those who served as Department Chairmen were: Harold I. Hansen (1961-1966) and Lael J. Woodbury. In 1968 the curriculum taught in the Department of Dramatic Arts became part of the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts.

The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was under the jurisdiction of the College of Fine Arts (1961-1964), as well as the College of Fine Arts and Communications (1964-1968).

Citation

BYU organizational history website, viewed September 9, 2013 (The Department of Dramatic Arts (1961-1968) focused on preparing students for teaching in schools and to meet the competition in professional theatre, radio and television; established following the split of the Dept. of Speech and Dramatic Arts; housed within the College of Fine Arts and then, in 1964, the College of Fine Arts and Communications, those who served as Department Chairmen were: Harold I. Hansen (1961-1966) and Lael J. Woodbury. In 1968 the curriculum taught in the Department of Dramatic Arts became part of the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts; the department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean; the department was under the jurisdiction of the College of Fine Arts (1961-1964), as well as the College of Fine Arts and Communications (1964-1968)).

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Dramatic Arts production audio-visual materials, 1977

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 940 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Collection of audio-visual materials including "The Guilty," "Take Down," "Legacy of the Mountain Men," "John Baker's Last Race," and drama protection. Dated 1977.

Department of Dramatic Arts records on A Comedy of Errors, 1968

 File — Carton: 2, Folder: 14
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 14
Scope and Contents Contains color slides from Brigham Young University's production of A Comedy of Errors. Dated 1968.

Department of Dramatic Arts records on A Masked Ball, 1967

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 36
Scope and Contents Contains color slides and costume designs from Brigham Young University's production of A Masked Ball. Dated 1967.

Department of Dramatic Arts records on Ah, Wilderness!, 1966

 File — Carton: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 1
Scope and Contents Contains color slides from Brigham Young University's production of Ah, Wilderness!. Dated 1966.

Department of Dramatic Arts records on Aida, 1966

 File — Carton: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 2
Scope and Contents Contains color slides from Brigham Young University's production of Aida. Dated 1966.

Department of Dramatic Arts records on Amelia Goes to the Ball, 1966

 File — Carton: 2, Folder: 3
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 3
Scope and Contents Contains color slides from Brigham Young University's production of Amelia Goes to the Ball. Dated 1966.

Department of Dramatic Arts records on An Enemy of the People, 1965

 File — Carton: 2, Folder: 20
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 20
Scope and Contents Contains color slides from Brigham Young University's production of An Enemy of the People. Dated 1965.

Department of Dramatic Arts records on Becket, 1966

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 6
Scope and Contents Contains color slides, costume design sketches and production notes from Brigham Young University's production of Becket. Dated 1966.

Department of Dramatic Arts records on Camelot, 1965

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 9
Scope and Contents Contains color slides and costume designs sketches from Brigham Young University's production of Camelot. Dated 1965.

Department of Dramatic Arts records on Carmen, 1965

 File — Carton: 2, Folder: 10
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 10
Scope and Contents Contains color slides from Brigham Young University's production of Carmen. Dated 1965.