The Theatre Arts program is designed to provide:

  1. Preparation for transfer to a four year college theatre program with a course of study that results in a BA or
    BFA degree
  2. An AA degree representing equivalent of the first two years of a course of study in a four year college theatre
    program. The normal course of study in four year programs features a variety of classes in a track program
    format that develops the different aspects of theatre performance and technical skills such as acting, voice
    and diction, dance, production experience, stagecraft, introduction to theatre, theatre history, directing, audition
    technique and text analysis.
  3. The program is also designed to provide courses such as Introduction to Theatre that fulfill general education
    requirements and courses of popular interest for non theatre major students such as dance and acting.

A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to read an excerpt of a play news copy or other text using proper voice and diction
  • Analyze a play text and then use the psychophysical techniques of the Stanislavski system to internalize an appropriate imagined reality in order to create believable characters, realities and interplay on stage
  • Demonstrate the ability to co-operate in a group situation with other students to collectively prepare, organize and produce work either as an actor, musician, dancer, performer, director, technician or designer
  • Demonstrate the ability to be successfully complete a design process in set, light, sound and costume design, and to prepare, construct and set up technical elements in collaboration with others in the technical production of a show
  • Recognize and categorize different types of plays and theatrical styles according to historical period, genre and dramatic effect and how they are related to the social, political, or cultural issues in a given historical period, country, cultural context or era
  • Analyze a play and describe how the basic elements of plot, character, theme and language are specifically handled to produce a particular dramatic style or dramatic effect and employ critical thinking skills to analyze dramatic literature and cultural context during class discussions and to prepare and produce written papers that
    demonstrate analytical skill

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Please see the College Catalog for information and requirements.

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Faculty Chair: Jessica McCambly