2018-2019 Catalog

Technical Theatre, Associate of Arts

Technical Theatre is a comprehensive study of the craft and art of the visual and technological components of theatre, i.e. sets, lights, costumes, and sounds. A foundation of learning in the craft and technology is offered prior to training in the artistic design, and generally comprises the first two years of a four-year program. Students in the A.A. in Technical Theatre program have ample hands-on learning opportunities in courses and in preparing the technical elements of performing arts events (theatre, dance and music) both at the college and for outside groups who utilize the college theatre facilities. Technical theatre provides the foundation for careers in live theatre, dance, music, film, television, video or online, as well as teaching and research fields. It is possible for a student who obtains an A.A. in Technical Theatre to earn between $10 - $15 per hour as a technician with theatre companies across the country, however it is advisable to pursue studies leading to the bachelor's degree. The cross-training offered in the program facilitates a well-rounded preparation for future careers as well as for successful transfer to four-year universities. While an additional two years of study leading to a B. A. or B. F. A. in technical theatre is usually sufficient for those interested in entering the workforce or joining the various unions, two to three years of graduate study leading to a Master's degree (for educators) or an M. F. A. (for higher education or professional design careers) is the norm.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

APPROVED THEATER COURSE

3

THEA 2220STAGECRAFT

3

THEA 2252DRAFTING FOR DESIGN

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Theater Course can be fulfilled by Scenic Painting for the Theater (THEA 2810) or Beginning Lighting Design (THEA 2270). THEA 2810 is available in the odd years and THEA 2270 is available in the even years.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    THEA 2500THEATRE PORTFOLIO

    1

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    3

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    2

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    Career Course

    2

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • First Approved Theater Course can be fulfilled by Computer Aided Design I (THEA 2250) or Period Styles (THEA 2185). THEA 2250 is available in the even years. THEA 2185 is available in the odd years.
  • Second Approved Theater Course can be fulfilled by Stage Make-Up (THEA 2160), Sound Design (THEA 2615), or Costume Construction (THEA 2145).
  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251), or American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Career Related Course can be fulfilled by Education Experience Prospective Tchrs (EDCI 1000), Class Piano I (MUSC 1290), Beginning Skin and Scuba (PEAC 1015), Weight Training Conditioning (PEAC 1273), or Beginning Yoga (PEAC 1294).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    THEA 1100ACTING

    3

    THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

    3

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    3

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Theater Course can be fulfilled by Beginning Lighting Design (THEA 2270) or Scenic Painting for the Theatre (THEA 2810).
  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Physical Geology (GEOL 1100), Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003), or Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1000).
  • Humanities Elective can be fulfilled by First Year Spanish I (SPAN 1010), Introduction to the Music of World (MUSC 2015), Intro to Theatre (THEA 1000), or Art History (ART 2010).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    3

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    2

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    3

    Career Course

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • First Approved Theatre Course can be fulfilled by Computer Aided Design I (THEA 2250) or Period Styles (THEA 2185).
  • Second Approved Theatre Course can be fulfilled by Stage Make-Up (THEA 2160), Sound Design (THEA 2615), or Costume Construction (THEA 2145).
  • Third Approved Theatre Course can be fulfilled by Stage Management (THEA 2150) or Introduction to Stage Design (THEA 1200).
  • Career Course can be fulfilled by Education Experience Prospective (EDCI 1000), Class Piano I (MUSC 1290), Beginning Skin and Scuba (PEAC 1015), or Beginning Yoga (PEAC 1294).
  • Social Science Elective can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), Nutrition (HLED 1140), Wellness (HLED 1003), or Sociological Principles (SOC 1000).

  • Total Credit Hours: 64