Though the field of dramaturgy is growing in size and scope in professional theatre, there are relatively few universities or colleges that offer undergraduate or graduate degrees in basic dramaturgical theory and practice. Brigham Young University (BYU) is an ideal setting for the development of such a program. There is a close community within and surrounding the university; the Theatre and Media Arts Department has high pedagogical expectations; and the Theatre program provides multiple opportunities for theatrical production. I saw these qualities as an invitation to develop a dramaturgy emphasis for undergraduate students that would allow them to network with the community and build intellectual skills that could be integrated into artistic performance. In order to create this emphasis, courses and protocol needed to be developed in order to establish a model dramaturgical procedure for undergraduate training. In this thesis, I address the following issues:
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Theatre and Media Arts
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Graham, Shelley, "Dramaturging Education and Educating Dramaturgs: Developing and Establishing an Undergraduate Dramaturgy Emphasis for Brigham Young University" (2004). All Theses and Dissertations. 158.
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