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Theatre

Degree Offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 60/61

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The theatre program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university, enter a certificate training program, or move directly to the performing arts workforce. Students may choose to pursue careers in theatre, television, film or education.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
THEA 110
Stagecraft
3.00
Students will learn historical and contemporary stagecraft practices pertaining to scenery, lighting, rigging, costuming and sound. Students will receive experience with technical theatre equipment such as fly systems, scenery, lighting equipment, sound equipment, properties and costumes, as well as hand tools and paint supplies.
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
THEA 111
Makeup I
1.00
Makeup I is the first of two levels of makeup offered. Students will learn makeup design and application as well as various specialty makeup techniques.
THEA 121
Acting I
3.00
Acting I is the first level of acting offered. It introduces Stanislavski's Method of Physical Action through improvisation and the study and performance of Shakespearean monologues and scenes.
THEA 211
Play Reading I
3.00
This course will give students the tools they need to effectively analyze scripts. Play mechanics and techniques for analysis will be covered. Students will read the following scripts during the course: Hamlet, Tartuffe and Fences
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.

Second Semester - 16/17 credits

Code
Title
Credits
THEA 122
Acting II
3.00
Acting II is the second level of acting offered. It continues the study of Stanislavski's Method of Physical Action through the study and performance of contemporary monologues and scenes.
THEA 212
Play Reading II
3.00
This course will give students additional opportunities to apply the script analysis skills learned in Play Reading I. Students will read the following scripts during the course: The Cherry Orchard, Pygmalion, The Children's Hour, The Crucible, Our Town, Blithe Spirit and Crimes of the Heart.
THEA 112
Makeup II
1.00
Makeup II builds on the foundation of Makeup I. Students will learn about additional specialty makeup techniques as well as wig design and careers in makeup.
 
Dance Elective (2 credits)
 
 
Category Three Elective * (math) 3/4 credits
 
 
* Category Three Electives include: MATH130, MATH135, MATH155, and MATH160
 
 
Category Four Elective * (4 credits)
 
 
* Category Four Electives include: BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL201, BIOL202, CHEM101, and CHEM102
 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
THEA 105
Costume and Lighting
3.00
Students will learn the design processes common to Lighting Design and Costume Design including script analysis, Computer Aided Design (CAD), collaboration and communication. As well as the processes specific to each discipline: photometrics, basic electricity, introduction to hand drafting, Lightwright paperwork and lighting console programming (lighting) as well as rendering, character/costume paperwork, sewing and use of materials (Costuming). Students will create a design blog and upload their progress and research regularly to share in class.
THEA 221
Production I
3.00
Production I provides students with the opportunity to apply skills learned in other classes by being involved in full-scale, fully-realized productions. Students may choose to audition or be assigned to a crew and will be involved in all productions during the semester.
 
Category Five Elective * (3 credits)
 
 
* Category Five electives include: ANTH101, BUSM255, BUSM256, HIST101, HIST102, HIST111, HIST112, POLS101, PYSC101, PYSC106, PYSC205, PSYC210, SOCI101, and SOCI210
 
 
Category Six Elective * (3 credits)
 
 
* Category Six Electives include: FINE100, FINE110, FINE111, FREN101, FREN102, LITR207, LITR210, LITR260, MUSI101, PHIL101, SPAN101, and SPAN102
 

Fourth Semester - 14 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
THEA 123
Acting III
3.00
Acting III is the third level of acting offered. It encompasses elements of the previous levels of acting but on a more challenging level. Among them are: advanced acting and improvisation technique, monologue and scene study, script analysis.
THEA 222
Production II
3.00
Production II provides students with the opportunity to apply skills learned in other classes by being involved in full-scale, fully-realized productions. Students may choose to audition or be assigned to a crew and will be involved in all productions during the semester.
 
Dance Elective (2 credits)
 
 
Category Five Elective * (3 credits)
 
 
* Category Five electives include: ANTH101, BUSM255, BUSM256, HIST101, HIST102, HIST111, HIST112, POLS101, PYSC101, PYSC106, PYSC205, PSYC210, SOCI101, and SOCI210
 
 
Category Six Elective * (3 credits)
 
 
* Category Six Electives include: FINE100, FINE110, FINE111, FREN101, FREN102, LITR207, LITR210, LITR260, MUSI101, PHIL101, SPAN101, and SPAN102