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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 A.A. in arts and sciences.


Dance (R): 128

Arts and Sciences A.A.

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.

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses
English foundation 3
Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3
SP 108 Speech foundation (SPCF) 3
Distribution Courses    
DN 100 Introduction to Dance  (ARTD) 3
Humanities distribution 3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution 6
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution  3 -4
Program Requirements
DN 101-207 Dance technique* 15
DN 120 Rhythmic Training for the Dancer 2
DN 150 Introduction to Dance Composition 3
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing † 3
PE 101-199 Physical education elective 2
TH 120 Performance Production‡ 3
TH 121 Movement for the Performer 3
DN electives** 5
Total credit hours  68-69

* At least three credits, elementary level or higher, must be taken in each area: ballet, modern dance, and jazz.
† EN 101, if needed for EN 102/109 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. MU 108 may also be acceptable.

Program Outcomes for the Dance A.S. 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 A.A.
Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2010

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.

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses
English foundation* 3
Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3
SP 108 Speech foundation (SPCF) 3
Distribution Courses    
TH 108 Introduction to Theatre  (ARTD) 3
Humanities distribution 3
TH 109 Fundamentals of Acting  (SRTD) 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution with or without lab 3 -4
Program Requirements
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing * 3
TH 112 Intermediate Acting 3
TH 114 Stagecraft I 3
TH 117

 

Fundamentals of Play Directing

3
TH 120 Performance Production † 3
TH 121 Movement for the Performer 3
TH 225 Acting for Film and Television 3
MU 108 Voice and Diction 2
SP 109 Voice and Diction 3
DN or PE electives‡ 3
  Technical theatre elective** 3
Total credit hours  64-65

*  EN101, if needed, for EN 102/109 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 TH 116 or TH 208. 

Program Outcomes for the Theatrical Performance, A.S. Degree

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

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

Theatre Technical (R): 014

Arts and Sciences A.A.
Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2010

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.

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses
English foundation* 3
Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication (SPCF) 3
Distribution Courses    
TH 108 Introduction to the Theatre (ARTD) 3
TH 109 Fundamentals of Acting  (ARTD) 3
  Humanities distribution 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution with or without lab 3 - 4
Program Requirements
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing * 3
TH 114 Stagecraft I 3
TH 117 Fundamentals of Play Directing 3
TH 120 Performance Production† 2
PE 101-199 Physical education elective‡ 3
Technical major elective** 3
Additional technical major elective (s)† † 9
  Technical theatre elective† † 3
Additional technical theatre elective 3
Total credit hours  64-65

*  EN 101, if needed ,for EN 102/109 or general elective

† Course is repeated twice for credit

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

**  Select AR 101–108, AR 127, AR 205, TR 130, or TR 131.

† †Select TH 116, TH 118, or TH 208.

Program Outcomes for the Theatre Technical, A.S. 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 performance.

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