2018-2019 Catalog

Theatre, Associate of Arts

Theatre offers students the opportunity to study the individual art form of theatre, as well as its relationship to the other performing arts of dance, music, and technical theatre. Theatre provides the foundation for performing careers in live theatre, film, television, video or online, as well as teaching and research fields, arts therapy paths within the healthcare profession, entertainment law within the legal profession, and performing arts management within both the for-profit and non-profit business profession. The program utilizes an intensely collaborative, hands-on, studio approach, with ample opportunities for performances in spaces large and small, traditional as well as non-traditional, and working with student theatre technicians, musicians and dancers beyond theatre. It is possible for a student who obtains an A. A. in Theatre to earn between $10 - $15 per hour as a performer with theatre companies across the country, however it is advisable to pursue studies leading to the bachelor's degree. The A.A. in Theatre degree transfers successfully to four-year college and university programs. While an additional two years of study leading to a B. A.  or B. F. A. in Theatre may be sufficient for those interested in performing, generally two to five years of graduate study leading to a Master's degree (for educators), an M. F. A. or Ph. D. (for higher education careers) may be required.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

THEA 1100ACTING

3

THEA 2220STAGECRAFT

3

THEA 2495WORKSHOPS IN THEATRE

.5

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

DANCE CHOICE

2

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16.5

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Dance Choice can be fulfilled by Ballet I/I (DANC 1410), Tap Dance I (DANC 1450), Ballet II/II (DANC 2410), Tap Dance II (DANC 2450), or Jazz Dance II (DANC 2480).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    THEA 1700VOICE FOR THE ACTOR

    2

    THEA 2150STAGE MANAGEMENT

    3

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    DANCE CHOICE

    2

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    HLED 1140NUTRITION

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Dance Choice can be fulfilled by Ballet I/I (DANC 1420), Jazz Dance I (DANC 1480), Contemporary Jazz Dance (DANC 1490), Ballet II/II (DANC 2420), Tap Repertory and Improvisation (DANC 2455).
  • Social Science can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), Wellness (HLED 1003), or Sociological Principles (SOC 1000).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    THEA 2100ACTING II

    3

    THEA 2495WORKSHOPS IN THEATRE

    .5

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    DANCE CHOICE

    2

    THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

    3

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    3

    ENGL 2230INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15.5

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Dance Choice can be fulfilled by Ballet I/I (DANC 1410), Tap Dance I (DANC 1450), Ballet II/I (DANC 2410), Tap Dance II (DANC 2450), Jazz Dance II (DANC 2480).
  • Approved Theater Course can be fulfilled by Beginning Lighting Design (THEA 2270) or Scenic Painting for the Theatre (THEA 2810).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    THEA 2160STAGE MAKE-UP

    2

    THEA 1200INTRODUCTION TO STAGE DESIGN

    3

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    APPLIED MUSIC

    2

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003) or Physical Geology (GEOL 1100).
  • 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).
  • Applied Music can be fulfilled with Applied Music Guitar (MUSC 2071), Applied Music Piano (MUSC 2073), Applied Music Voice (MUSC 2074), or Applied Music Strings (MUSC 2075).

  • Total Credit Hours: 64