2015-2016 Catalog

Technical Theatre AFA Degree

The AFA degree is offered for students considering careers as professional theatre technicians or designers. The course work will prepare a student for immediate professional work, but additional education is highly recommended. The AFA degree is an intensive study in the application of the art form and prepares students to transfer into Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts programs at a four-year university. The AFA is a well-rounded degree in the technical theatre and is also ideal for preparing a student for the diverse demands teachers face in the performing arts.

 

Degree Requirements

Technical Theatre Core Requirements (25 credits)

THEA 1100ACTING

3

THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

3

THEA 2160STAGE MAKE-UP

2

THEA 2185PERIOD STYLES

3

THEA 2220STAGECRAFT

3

THEA 2250COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I

3

THEA 2252DRAFTING & RENDERING FOR THEATRE

3

THEA 2500THEATRE PORTFOLIO

1

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM

4 Total Credits

Total Credit Hours:25

Design Series (12 credits)

Additionally, the student will be required to build upon this core foundation by taking a minimum of 12 credits from the following courses. Each of these courses is geared towards a specific design emphasis. The student should meet with their advisor to determine which courses would be most beneficially for their career paths.

THEA 2125BEGINNING SCENIC DESIGN

3

THEA 2145COSTUME CONSTRUCTION

2

THEA 2150STAGE MANAGEMENT

3

THEA 2175BEGINNING COSTUME DESIGN

3

THEA 2230STAGE LIGHTING

3

THEA 2270BEGINNING LIGHTING DESIGN

3

THEA 2610SOUND REINFORCEMENT I

2

THEA 2615SOUND DESIGN

2

THEA 2810SCENIC PAINTING FOR THE THEATRE

3

THEA 2971TECHNICAL THEATRE INTERNSHIP

1-4

Total Credit Hours:12
THEA 2971 Technical Theatre Internship, may be taken a maximum of 2 credits

Related Course Work (6 credits)

Related Course Work are courses taken from outside the technical theatre curriculum that will strengthen the student’s skills within the technical theatre field and prepare for more well-rounded careers. A minimum of six (6) credits must be taken from the list below. The student should meet with their advisor to discuss the courses that will best fit the educational and career objectives of the student. No theatre courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.

ART 1005DRAWING I

3

ART 1110DESIGN: 2D

3

ART 1120DESIGN: 3D

3

ART 1130DESIGN: COLOR

3

ART 1150PHOTOGRAPHY I

3

ART 1160PHOTOGRAPHY II

3

ART 1250WATER BASED MEDIA I

3

ART 1310SCULPTURE 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 1010INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH

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

WELD 2635WELDING FOR THE ARTS II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

General Education Requirements (27-29 credits)

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

COLLEGE LEVEL MATH

3-4

COMPUTER COURSE

3

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

2

LAB SCIENCE

4

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3-4

US GOVERNMENT

3

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0-1

Total Credit Hours:27-29

Recommended Health & Human Activity credits are all dance courses, rock climbing, scuba, yoga, & weight training. 

The total credit requirements for the AFA in Technical Theatre are between 70-72 credits. Please be advised that this is an intensive course of study, well beyond the scope of most associate degree programs (which are a minimum of 64 credits). Students planning to transfer to a four-year university should consult the catalog of the school of their choice for comparison and for the number of credits accepted in the transferring process. A student may choose to spread their course work over a three year period depending on their personal abilities or the need to take developmental course work (pre-college level classes) in reading, writing, or mathematics.

Suggested Four Semester Schedule

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

 

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3-4

THEA 2220STAGECRAFT

3

THEA 2252DRAFTING & RENDERING FOR THEATRE

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

THEA 2500THEATRE PORTFOLIO

1

DESIGN ELECTIVE

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

US GOVERNMENT

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

THEA 1100ACTING

3

THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

DESIGN ELECTIVE

3

RELATED COURSE WORK

3

Total Credit Hours:20

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

COMPUTER COURSE

3

DESIGN ELECTIVE

3

THEA 2160STAGE MAKE-UP

2

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

RELATED COURSE WORK

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3-4

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0-1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

DESIGN ELECTIVE

3

THEA 2185PERIOD STYLES

3

THEA 2250COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

COLLEGE LEVEL MATH

3-4

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

Total Credit Hours:17-18

 

Total Credit Hours: 70-72