Charles Metten

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Charles "Chuck" Metten was a professor at Brigham Young University in the Theatre and Media Arts Department. He was later the department chair from 1974-1979. Prior to serving as the department chair, he served as associate director of BYU's Honors Program from 1970-1972. Metten is known for developing BYU's first film courses.

He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He also studied at the American Conservatory Theatre and the American Film Institute.

Metten was also involved in the LDS Hill Cumorah Pageant as an artistic director in 1988, with the additional responsibility to oversee the unified artistic creation of all aspects of the new pageant.

After 35 years at BYU, Metten retired in 1996 and later took a position at Southern Utah University, where he became the founding dean of the institution's College of Performing and Visual Arts. His time at SUU came to a close when Metten retired in 2004.

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  • Hansen, Kristine. A History of the Brigham Young University Honors Program: The First Fifty Years. Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 2012. Print.
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