• Theatre Arts


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Theatre arts provides opportunities for students seeking professional careers in theatre both onstage and behind the scenes as well as opportunities for non-majors to participate in contemporary and classical works. Through classroom study, studio preparation and college productions, students develop a firm foundation in a rich diversity of theatre arts, balancing theory with practical application. Our beautiful facility includes a 500-seat proscenium theatre equipped with state-of-the-art rigging and lighting systems and a 99-seat black-box studio/theatre. Students can transfer to a four-year college or university to work toward a bachelor's degree in theater.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Identify, interpret and apply stage and blocking terminology; read and execute technical drawings for scenery and lighting
    • Speak and write fluently about performances, correctly using the specific vocabulary of the art and craft
    • Work independently and as an ensemble team member in accomplishing performance and production tasks
    • Present an expressive, disciplined performance of a scene and/or monologue in a manner that is original, lucid and well-crafted and/or present a completed production design demonstrating process from script analysis to concept development to final presentation
    • Create a résumé and support materials (head shot and/or portfolio) suitable for an interview in professional or educational theatre

    Theatre Arts/Performance

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA106 Theatre History: Origins to the Renaissance 3
    TA141 Acting Fundamentals I 3
    TA153D Theatre Workshop: Children's Workshop - First Year 2-3
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Oral Communication requirement1 3-4
    15-16
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA107 Theatre History: Restoration to Contemporary 3
    TA142 Acting Fundamentals II 3
    TA153A / TA153B / TA153C Theatre Workshops: First Year or
    TA135A / TA114B / TA114C Technical Theatre Workshop: Major Production
    1-3
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Mathematics requirement 5
    16-18
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA101 Appreciating Theatre 3
    TA143 Acting Fundamentals III 3
    TA153A / TA153B / TA153C Theatre Workshops: First Year or
    TA121 Costuming
    1-3
    Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    Science/Math/Computer Science requirement 3-5
    13-17
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA227 Theatrical Makeup 3
    TA253D Theatre Workshop: Children's Workshop - Second Year or
    TA234A, TA214B, TA214C Technical Theatre Workshop: Second Year
    1-3
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Social Science requirements (2 courses) 6-8
    14-19
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA148 Movement for the Actor or TA213 Stage Lighting Design 2-3
    TA253A / TA253B / TA253C Theatre Workshops: Second Year or
    TA235A / TA214B / TA214C Technical Theatre Workshop: Major Production Second Year
    1-3
    COMM262 Voice and Articulation or TA199TD Special Topics: Introduction to Directing for the Stage 3
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    13-18
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA144 Improvisation or TA211 Scene Design 3
    TA253A / TA253B / TA253C Theatre Workshops: Second Year or
    TA236A / TA214B / TA214C Technical Theatre Workshop: Studio Production Second Year
    1-3
    Arts & Letters requirement (other than Theatre Arts) (3)
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    11-18

    Theatre Arts/Production - Designer

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA106 Theatre History: Origins to the Renaissance 3
    TA111 Technical Theatre: Scenery and Rigging 3
    TA134B Technical Theatre Workshop: First Year 2
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Oral Communication requirement1 3-4
    15-16
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA107 Theatre History: Restoration to Contemporary 3
    TA112 Technical Theatre: Lighting and Sound 3
    TA135B Technical Theatre Workshop: Major Production 2
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Mathematics requirement 4
    16
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA101 Appreciating Theatre 3
    TA113 Technical Theatre: Painting and Special Effects 3
    TA136C Technical Theatre Workshop: Studio Production 3
    Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    Science/Math/Computer Science requirement 4
    16
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA234B Technical Theatre Workshop: Second Year or
    TA253D Theatre Workshop: Children's Workshop - Second Yea
    TA227 Theatrical Makeup or
    TA141 Intermediate Acting Techniques: Styles
    3
    Lab Science requirement 4
    Social Science requirement 6
    15
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA148

    Movement for the Actor or
    TA198B Independent Studies: Theatre

    2
    TA213 Stage Lighting Design 3
    TA235C Technical Theatre Workshop: Major Production Second Year 3
    Lab Science requirement 4
    Social Science requirement 3
    15
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    TA211 Scene Design or
    TA121 Costuming
    3
    TA236B Technical Theatre Workshop:Studio Production Second Year or
    TA253B Theatre Workshops: Second Year
    2
    Arts & Letters requirement (other than Theatre Arts) 3
    Lab Science requirement 4
    Social Science requirement 3
    Term Credits: 15

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