2014-2015 Catalog

Technical Theatre Emphasis AA Degree

The AA degree is offered for those looking at a more traditional course of study and can usually be completed in four semesters. The AA degree prepares a student to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts program at a four year institution. All AA degrees at Western have the same general education and elective requirements. The following program of study is suggested for students who want to meet the requirements for an AA degree by emphasizing Technical Theatre as their major. A suggested schedule for taking courses is presented below. Also included in the program is the opportunity for several electives, a list of which is provided.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

THEA 2220STAGECRAFT

3

THEA 2252DRAFTING & RENDERING FOR THEATRE

3

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE FROM APPROVED LIST)

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

COLLEGE LEVEL MATH

3-4

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

THEA 2150STAGE MANAGEMENT

3

THEA 2250COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

 

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

COMPUTER COURSE

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

THEA 1100ACTING

3

THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

THEA 2500THEATRE PORTFOLIO

1

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE FROM APPROVED LIST)

3

Total Credit Hours:18

 

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE FROM APPROVED LIST)

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

2

HUMANITIES

3

US GOVERNMENT

3

ELECTIVE

3

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0-1

Total Credit Hours:15-16

 

Approved Suggested Electives

ART 1110DESIGN: 2D

3

ART 1150PHOTOGRAPHY I

3

ART 1160PHOTOGRAPHY II

3

ART 1250WATER BASED MEDIA I

3

ART 2005DRAWING II

3

ART 2050LIFE DRAWING

3

ART 2120GRAPHIC DESIGN I

3

ART 2210PAINTING I

3

ART 2220PAINTING II

3

ART 2410CERAMICS I

3

ART 2420CERAMICS II

3

CMAP 2600COMPUTER GRAPHICS: PHOTOSHOP

1-3

CMAP 2630PRESENTATION GRAPHICS:

1-3

COMM 1010PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

COMM 1040INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION

3

COMM 1050CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & MEDIATION

3

COMM 1070EFFECTIVE LISTENING

3

COMM 1230AMERICAN SIGN LANG I

4

COMM 1240AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

4

COMM 2110NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

3

ELTR 1505ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY & MEASURE

3

ELTR 1520BASIC ELECTRICITY, DC

3

ELTR 1530BASIC ELECTRICITY, AC

3

MUSC 1030WRITTEN THEORY I

3

MUSC 1035AURAL THEORY I

1

MUSC 1290CLASS PIANO I

1

MUSC 1291CLASS PIANO II

1

MUSC 1295CLASS PIANO III

1

MUSC 1296CLASS PIANO IV

1

MUSC 2415RECORDING ARTS I

2

MUSC 2420SOUND REINFORCEMENT II

2

MUSC 2425RECORDING ARTS II

2

SPAN 1010FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

4

SPAN 1020FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

4

WELD 2630WELDING FOR THE ARTS I

3

Suggested Technical Electives

THEA 1200INTRODUCTION TO STAGE DESIGN

3

THEA 2145COSTUME CONSTRUCTION

2

THEA 2160STAGE MAKE-UP

2

THEA 2185PERIOD STYLES

3

THEA 2270BEGINNING LIGHTING DESIGN

3

THEA 2610SOUND REINFORCEMENT I

2

THEA 2615SOUND DESIGN

2

THEA 2810SCENIC PAINTING FOR THEATRE

3

Total Credit Hours: 65-67