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Theatre


View Dance (R): 128
View Theatre Performance (R): 011
View Theatre Technical (R): 014


The theatre curricula are planned to provide a fundamental course of study and training in basic skills for students who plan to continue study at a four-year institution, expect to enter a professional training program in theatre or dance, or wish to seek professional employment in theatre, dance, or related areas. Three tracks are offered: dance, theatre performance, and theatre technical. Completion of all requirements for any one of the tracks will lead to the award of the AA in arts and sciences.


Dance (R): 128

Arts and Sciences AA

This track is offered for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution to study for a baccalaureate degree with a major in dance or plans to seek a career in dance, musical theatre, or a dance-related field after completing this program.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

 

First Semester
DANC 100      Introduction  to Dance (ARTD)   3
DANC 101 - 107 Ballet I - Tap Dance I* 2-3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing† 3
PHED 101-199 PHED elective 2
THET 122 Performance Production‡ 1
  Health foundation
1
  Mathematics foundation
 3
Second Semester
DANC 101 -107 Ballet I - Tap Dance I 2-3
DANC 120 Rhythmic Training for the Dancer 2
THET 122 Performance Production‡ 1
  English foundation
3
  Natural science distribution with lab
4
  DANC elective 3
 Third Semester
DANC 200 Introduction to Dance Composition 3
DANC 201-207 Ballet III - Tap Dance II 3
THET 122 Performance Production‡ 1
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
  Humanities distribution
3
  DANC elective** 3
Fourth Semester
COMM 108 Introduction to Human Communication (SPCF)
3
DANC 201 -  207 Ballet III - Tap Dance II 3
THET 205 Movement for the Performer 3
  Arts or humanities distribution
3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
  Natural sciences distribution
3
Total Credits 63-64

* At least three credits, elementary level or higher, must be taken in each area: ballet, modern dance, and jazz.
† ENGL 101, if needed for ENGL 102/103 or general elective
‡ Course is repeated three times for credit.
** Any course in dance, speech, or theatre not already required in the option may be taken to fulfill the dance elective. MUSC 108 may also be acceptable.

Program Outcomes for the Dance AA Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of dance as a performing art and a cultural form through performance, choreography, and written and oral work based in history, anthropology, and aesthetics.
  • Demonstrate second-year (intermediate) level mastery of a variety of dance techniques, including ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance through performance and journal-keeping.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic rhythmic and composition concepts through choreography and performance.

Theatre Performance (R): 011

Arts and Sciences AA

This track is offered for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution to study for a baccalaureate degree with a major in theatre or plans to seek a professional career in theatre after completing this program.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

  

First Semester
ENGL 101
Introduction to College Writing*
3
THET 101 Introduction to Theatre (ARTD) 3
THET 110
Fundamentals of Acting 3
THET 114 Stagecraft I
3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
  Mathematics foundation
3
Second Semester
COMM 108
Introduction to Human Communication (SPCF)
3
THET 122
Performance Production †
1
THET 201
Intermediate Acting
3
THET 205
Movement for the Performer
3

English foundation
3

Natural sciences distribution with lab
4
Third Semester
COMM 109
Voice and Diction
3
MUSC 137
Class Voice
2
THET 122
Performance Production †
1
THET 225
Acting for Film and Television
3
  Health foundation
1

Humanities distribution
3
  Natural sciences distribution
3
Fourth Semester
THET 237
Fundamental of Play Directing
3
THET 122
Performance Production †
1

Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3

Dance or physical education elective ‡
3
   Technical theatre elective **
3
Total Credits 64
   

*  ENGL 101, if needed, for ENGL  102/103 or general elective
† Course is repeated three times for credit
‡ Students may select dance or physical education courses for a total of three semester hours. 
**  Select THET 216 or THET 208. 

Program Outcomes for the Theatrical Performance,  AA Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a competency for script and character analysis.
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with periods, genres, and styles in theatre history.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and utilize the special vocabulary of theatre.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create (or construct) and present formal and informal public performances.

Theatre Technical (R): 014

Arts and Sciences AA

This track is offered for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution to study for a baccalaureate degree with a major in a technical theatre area or plans to seek a professional career in a technical theatre area after completing this program.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser. 

 

First Semester
COMM 108
Introduction to Human Communications (SPCF)
3
ENGL 101
Introduction to College Writing*
3
THET 100
Introduction to Theatre
3
THET 114
Stagecraft 1
3
 Health foundation
1
 Mathematics foundation
3
Second Semester
THET 110
Fundamentals of Acting (ARTD)
3
 English foundation
3
 Natural sciences distribution with lab
4
 Physical education elective †
1
 Technical major elective
3
 Technical theatre elective
3
 Third Semester
THET 122
Performance Production †
1
 Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
 Humanities distribution
3
 Natural sciences distribution
3
 Physical education elective †
1
 Technical theatre elective
3
Fourth Semester
THET 237
Fundamentals of Play Directing
3
THET 122
Performance Production ‡
1
 Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
 Physical education elective †
1
 Technical theatre elective
6
 Total Credit Hours 64   

*  ENGL 101, if needed for ENGL 102/103 or general elective

† Students may select dance or physical education courses for a total of three semester hours.

‡  Course is repeated twice for credit.

**  Select ARTT 101-108, ARTT 127, ARTT 215, TVRA 120, or TVRA 125.

† †  Select THET 216, THET 230, or THET 208.

Program Outcomes for the Theatre Technical, AA Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a competency in at least two areas of technical theatre production: carpentry, lighting, costumes, makeup, or painting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and/or construct and present formal and informal public display or review.

Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet General Education requirements
.


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