2017-2018 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 1410BALLET I/I

2

THEA 2220STAGECRAFT

3

THEA 2495WORKSHOPS IN THEATRE

.5

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16.5

 

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

THEA 1450TAP DANCE I

2

THEA 1700VOICE FOR THE ACTOR

2

THEA 2150STAGE MANAGEMENT

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

HLED 1140NUTRITION

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

THEA 2100ACTING II

3

THEA 1430MODERN DANCE I/I

2

THEA 2495WORKSHOPS IN THEATRE

.5

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

3

THEA 2270BEGINNING LIGHTING DESIGN

3

OR

THEA 2810SCENIC PAINTING FOR THE THEATRE

3

ENGL 2230INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

3

Total Credit Hours:15.5

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

THEA 2160STAGE MAKE-UP

2

THEA 1200INTRODUCTION TO STAGE DESIGN

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

GEOL 1100PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

4

OR

BIOL 1003CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY

4

US GOVERNMENT

3

APPLIED MUSIC

2

HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 64