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Brigham Young University. Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1987-1988

Administrative History

The Department of Theatre, Speech and Cinema (1987-1988) taught classes and developed theatrical and cinematic productions. The Department was reorganized in 1988 as the Department of Theatre and Film.

The Department of Theatre, Speech and Cinema was formed in 1987 from the former Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts. Harold R. Oaks served as the Department Chair served from 1987 to 1988. The Department taught classes related to theatre, film, dance and directing. The Department also produced musical, theatrical and film productions. The Department awarded Bachelor, Masters and Ph.D. degrees. In 1988 the Department was renamed the Department of Theatre and Film.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, viewed May 13, 2013 (Department of Theatre, Speech and Cinema; 1987-1988; part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications; previously as the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts; 1988 was renamed as the Department of Theatre and Film; Chair was Harold R. Oaks (1987-1988); 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, provided comprehensive programs designed to produce graduates and products that delight, edify, and enlarge the human spirit, offered degrees in 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)

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Theatre and Film chair records, 1973-1994

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1180 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to the activites of the department head of the Department of Theatre and Film from 1973 to 1994. The materials include the correspondence, project proposals and updates, and minutes of meetings. Dated 1973-1994.
Dates: 1973-1994

Department of Theatre and Film production records, 1938-1991

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1180 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to the production of plays performed by the Department of Theatre and Film. Materials include scripts, production notes, financial records, and call sheets. Dated 1938-1991.
Dates: 1938-1991

Department of Theatre and Film publications and meeting minutes, 1965-1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1180 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to publications and publicity efforts of the Department of Theatre and Film. Materials include publicity notes, meeting minutes, and brochures for theatre productions. Dated 1965-1996.
Dates: 1965-1996

Department of Theatre and Film records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1180
Scope and Contents Contains materials from the Department of Theatre and Film from 1938 to 1997. The materials focus on theatrical and film productions. It documents the day-to-day functioning of the department, the theatrical productions put on by the department, the student film festival Final Cut, and the activities of various faculty members.
Dates: 1938-1997

Department of Theatre and Media Arts administrative files, 1986-2010

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5575 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains questionnaires from the Higher Education Arts Data Services, meeting minutes, and forum and newsletter archives. Dates range from 1986 to 2010.
Dates: 1986-2010

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

Department of Theatre and Media Arts scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5645
Scope and Contents Contains various clippings, publications, and other materials from the department. Materials focus on the productions and activities of the department. Dates range from 1952 to 2005.
Dates: 1952-2005

Department of Theatre and Media Arts theatre production slides

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1346
Scope and Contents Collection contains slides, photographs, programs, and information about theatre shows that were put on by Brigham Young University from 1970 to 2004.
Dates: 1970-2004

Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema records on Pardoe Theatre, 1978-1986

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1180 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to theatrical productions performed at the Pardoe Theatre. Materials include scripts, photographs, production notes and handbills. The materials cover the preparations for the production, the development and casting and the final staging of the various play and productions that were performed at the Pardoe Theatre on Brigham Young University campus. Dated 1978-1986.
Dates: 1978-1986

Graduate Studies records on Department of Theatre and Media Arts, 1987-2000

 Sub-Series — Carton: 18, Folder: 6-12
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 6 Sub-Series 53
Scope and Contents Materials are related to the graduate program of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts from 1987 to 2000. Materials include reports, department reviews, and proposals.
Dates: 1987-2000