2019-2020 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 2050THEATRE PRACTICE

1

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

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.
  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • MATH 1000 or higher.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    THEA 2500THEATRE PORTFOLIO

    1

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    3

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    2

    THEA 2050THEATRE PRACTICE

    1

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    Career Course

    2

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    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.
  • Design Course 1 is to be taken in the even years and can be fulfilled by Stage Make-Up (THEA 2160) or Sound Design (THEA 2615). Costume Construction (THEA 2145) is a required course offered in odd years.
  • 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).
  • See advisor for a list of approved courses that may be used for Career Course 1.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    3

    THEA 1100BEGINNING ACTING

    3

    THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

    3

    THEA 2050THEATRE PRACTICE

    1

    LAB SCIENCE

    4

    Career Course

    3

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore 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.
  • Playscript Analysis (THEA 1115) fulfills the Humanities requirement.
  • The Lab Science Gen Ed requirement may be fulfilled by any approved science course in the catalog, however it is recommended that one of the following courses be taken: Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003), Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1000), Physical Geology (GEOL 1100) or Historical Geology (GEOL 1200).
  • See advisor for a list of approved courses that may be used for Career Course 2.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    3

    APPROVED THEATER COURSE

    2

    THEA 2050THEATRE PRACTICE

    1

    DESIGN ELECTIVE

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    Career Course

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Theatre 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.
  • Design Course 1 is to be taken in the even years and can be fulfilled by Stage Make-Up (THEA 2160) or Sound Design (THEA 2615). Costume Construction (THEA 2145) is a required course offered in the odd years.
  • Design Course 2 can be fulfilled by Stage Management (THEA 2150) or Introduction to Stage Design (THEA 1200).
  • Social Science Gen Ed Requirement may be fulfilled by an approved social science course in the Catalog, however it is recommended that one of the following courses be taken: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), Nutrition (HLED 1140), Sociological Principles (SOC 1000), Marriage and Family (SOC 2325), or Criminology (CRMJ 2400).
  • See advisor for a list of approved courses that may be used for Career Course 3.

     

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    Total Credit Hours: 64