Brigham Young University. Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts
- Existence: 1975 - 1987
The Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts (1975-1987) was an instructional unit 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 during its existence.
Citation:Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1975-76: p. 284 (Dept. previously known as Dept. of Speech and Dramatic Arts)
Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1976-77: p. 268 (Charles L. Metten, Chair)
Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1980-81: p. 250 (Harold R. Oaks, Chair)
BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, Oct. 22, 2013 (Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts; 1975-1987; offered courses in film and theatre arts; previously the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts; 1987 renamed the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema; Charles L. Metten (1976-1980) and Harold R. Oakes (1980-1987) served as department chairs)
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
Includes a scrapbook of programs and photographs for productions dated 1952-1964. The table of contents to the volume lists plays as late as 1966. Collection also contains a list of Hansen-directed productions, 1952-1956, which includes several names, presumably of cast members. A second list identifies productions dated 1969-1981, with specific performance dates; directors, including Hansen and others; and scene designers.
This series contains all of Charles A. Henson's personal papers and items. Most of the papers are related to his employee retirement plan, but there are also bank statements, receipts, theater programs, greeting cards, and a fanny pack.
Group images of cast members in plays performed at BYU. Includes photograph of cast from "You Can't Take It with You"; drawing of cast of "Together Again for the First Time"; and watercolor of cast of "A Marriage-Go-Round."
Contains administrative records on the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts.
Includes the files and records of the department chair and other faculty.
Contains color slides of stock costumes used in various theater and opera productions at Brigham Young University. Dated 1963-1974.
Contains materials related to the administration of the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts from 1965 to 1978. Materials include correspondence between the head of the department, minutes of meetings, and materials related to the different activities and programs. Dated 1965-1978.