Theatre AFA

Code: AFA.THR

Concentrations: General Theatre, Acting

The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) in Theatre concentrates student learning on theatre skills and knowledge,
preparing students for further academic study of Theatre in either performance-based or technical-based
areas - or both. The program will prepare them to compete a variety of theatre applications such as acting, directing, producing, stage management, lighting and scenic design and theatre education. Through applied and theoretical courses, students will develop the basic competencies of showmanship, knowledge acquisition, critical thinking, and analytic oral and written communication skills that potentially encompass a wide range of degree possibilities. The theatre course variety potentially includes
performance, design, critical thinking and listening, and theoretical skill sets necessary for a pathway toward a bachelor's degree in theatre arts.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrates discipline required to work in a professional setting by having experienced the demands of a rehearsal schedule and of maintaining a strong performance during the run of the show.
  • Demonstrates proficiency of the technical, backstage, and design elements of theatre by having worked in various technical capacities in the Theatre Department.
  • Apply knowledge of the elements required to mount a theatrical production- including budgeting a production by knowing the resources available for rehearsal/performances, building scenery, lighting rental, costume resources, securing rights and residuals, etc.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the business of show business, including the various resources available for finding work and, ultimately, joining the unions.

Career Pathways

Theatre Educator (K-12, College, Community)
Designer: Lighting, Scenic, Properties  
Director or Producer Stage Manager

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

 
Free Elective* - 
IST-123 will fulfill 3 credits of Free Electives for students who place into the course
3
-Humanities Elective**

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

THR-110Basic Act Techniques

3

THR-131Stagecraft and Lighting

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

  Social Science Elective  3

Program Concentration Requirement
2
INF  Technology   1

-Program Concentration Requirement

3

THR-101Introduction to the Theatre

3

MAT-130Contemporary Math

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

...
Natural Science /Technology Elective
4
-Program Concentration Requirement

3

THR-109/MUS-109History of Musical Theatre

3

THR-217Theatre Performance and Production

2

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

DAN/MUA/MUS/COM
Restricted Electives* -
DAN /MUS electives are recommended for musical theatre performers.
This will need to be a 3-credit course if THR-215 is selected 
2-3
  Free Elective
2

-Program Concentration Requirement

3

MUS-110Music, Art, and Drama

3

THR-120Stage Make-Up

1

THR-215Directing for the Stage

3

-or

THR-216Theatre Production Workshop

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Program Concentrations

After the first semester, students will select a track that aligns with the career they wish to pursue.

Acting




Students will take these 4 courses:

THR-111, THR-113, THR-210, THR-214

Total Credit Hours:10

General Theater

Student will choose 10 credits from the following:

THR-111, COM-106, ART-127, DFT-107, THR-113, THR-210, THR-125, THR-214, THR-232

Total Credit Hours:10

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives**

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science

  Social Science Elective 3
Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

MAT MAT-130 and INF-102 4
  Natural Science and Technology -choose from the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY, INF 4
Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20

Program Requirements

THR-101, THR-109, THR-110, THR-120, THR-131, MUS-110,  (THR-215 or THR-216), THR-217

Restricted Electives**:  choose 2-3  credits DAN/MUA/MUS/COM


Total Credit Hours:34

Free Electives

1ST-123 will fulfill 3 credits of Free Electives for students who place into the course

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

**General Education Elective(s).


Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.