Theatre Arts-Performance

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Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: A1220)

Advances the mastery of skills that benefit the student in the real world. The student of theatre exercises imagination and observation while developing responsiveness, insight, and the ability to articulate and confidently present his or her ideas. Develops a comprehensive understanding of history, theory, and the technical skills necessary to develop believable characters and fluid scenes. Prepares students to transfer to a college or university for further training, to seek entry level jobs in the industry, to apprentice, or to utilize their acting skills in amateur, community, commercial, industrial, or professional theatre, film, and television productions.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Articulate their process of creating character and building relationships in scenes.
  • Create believable characters.
  • Analyze the stylistic elements of dramatic works including plot, beats, character development and given circumstances.
  • Investigate sources leading to careers in the performing arts including advanced study; commercial and industrial work; and stage and visual media work.
Required Core:
TA 101INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE3
TA 102PLAY ANALYSIS FOR PERFORMANCE, PRODUCTION, AND APPRECIATION3
TA 110ACTING I3
TA 111ACTING II3
TA 160THEATRE WORKSHOP---TECHNICAL CREWS I1.5
Complete 6-9 elective units from the courses listed below:6-9
SCRIPTWRITING FOR THE STAGE AND FILM
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I
IMPROVISATION
PERFORMANCE STUDIO I
PERFORMANCE STUDIO II
TECHNICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
TECHNICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
Total Units19.5-22.5

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.