Brigham Young University. Dept. of Speech and Dramatic Arts (1967-1975)

The Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts was created in 1968 as part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Those who served as Department Chairmen were: Lael J. Woodbury (1968-1972) and Parley W. Newman (1972-1975).

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Description

Established: 1968

Abolished:

Location: Provo, Utah (1968-)

Functions

To help students prepare for such things as becoming teachers, directors, actors, clinicians, or members of any one of several related professions. Studies focus in the areas of speech, dramatic arts, and communicative habilitation. The area of speech offers a public address major and selected courses for personal development in argumentation and debate, communication theory, discussion, public speaking, rhetoric, and speech criticism. The dramatic arts curriculum is designed to lead to professional competency in teaching on the secondary level, in acting, directing, or playwriting, or in technical theatre. Communicative habilitation developed out of concern for people with communication impairments.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with the College of Fine Arts and Communications(1968-1975).

Associated Units

Associative unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Dramatic Arts (1968)

Associative unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Speech (1968)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Fine Arts and Communications (1968-)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Theatre and Cinematic Arts (1975-1987)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Theatre, Speech, and Cinema (1987-1988)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Theatre and Film (1988-1997)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Theatre and Media Arts (1997-)

Associated Archival Materials

Records, 1959-1973. (UA 459)

Sources

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1968-70: p. 100 (Department curriculum now part of Speech and Dramatic Arts) p. 518 (Lael J. Woodbury, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1972-73: p. 545 (Parley W. Newman, Chair)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00380


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