Degree, Certificate or Diploma
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This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. Students can then pursue undergraduate majors in theater, speech, or related fields of education. With a degree in theater, students can begin careers in performance, technical design and building, directing, teaching, or administration. Acquiring skills in all aspects of theater is recommended for job security, and advanced degrees are generally required for specific levels of teaching and administration jobs.
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LIT 101 - Introduction to Literature
DRA 130 - Acting I
DRA 162 - Technical Theatre
DRA 180 - Theatre Lab I
ENG 105 - Composition I
MAT 157 - Statistics
DRA 132 - Acting II
DRA 179 - Stage Make-Up
DRA 181 - Theatre Lab II
ENG 106 - Composition II
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology
PHS 187 - Introduction to Earth Science
DRA 126 - Movement for the Actor
DRA 125 - Introduction to Play Analysis
DRA 280 - Theatre Lab III
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
HIS 110 - Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern
DRA 281 - Theatre Lab IV
DRA 178 - Stage Costume
HIS 111 - Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present
MUS 100 - Music Appreciation
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology
Total Semester Hours Required: 60.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Illustrate the importance of collaboration in the art of theatre.
- Utilize resources to analyze, interpret, and evaluate dramatic literature for the purpose of performance.
- Demonstrate basic characterization techniques.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of various periods and genres of theatre.
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