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Department of Theatre and Media Arts records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5575

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1986-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing 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.

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 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, 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.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1. Syllabi. 2. Administrative files.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; May 2011.

Transferred; Records Management; June 2012.

Transferred; Records Management; May 2013.

Transferred; Dept. of Theatre and Media Arts; September 2013.

Appraisal

Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Related Materials

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).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; May 2011.

Processed; Stephanie Laabs; June 2012.

Processed; Joseph Wiest; May 2013.

Processed; Joseph Wiest; September 2013.
Title
Register of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts records
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth West
Date
2011 May 13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States