THEATRE ARTS

A.S. DEGREE

Description
This program of study is designed for students who plan to transfer and earn the baccalaureate degree with a major in theatrical performance or technical theatre. The program is balanced between courses providing general theatre knowledge and those designed to develop a particular theatrical skill. A variety of theatrical shows at the college provides students with opportunities to participate in the performance and production of a theatrical show for a public audience.  

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Discuss basic theatre fundamentals in the areas of performance and technical theatre
2) Critically analyze scripts from a variety of theatrical productions
3) Critically analyze acting from a variety of theatrical productions or performances
4) Critically analyze technical aspects from a variety of theatrical productions or performances
5) Demonstrate various skills in regard to either theatrical performance or technical theatre


Requirements for Program Entrance
Pre-algebra (one year of high school math or placement into Level 3 math at MCC.) Placement into TRS 105, ENG 101 or ENG 200 at initial entrance to MCC.


Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
PERFORMANCE OPTION

FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 Survey of Math or higher
3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE 3
THE 110 Introduction to Theatre 3
THE 112 Fundamentals of Acting I 3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient OR ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II 3
THE 111 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3
THE 147 Readers' Theatre 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE* 3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE 3
Total
15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

ART 104 Drawing I: Foundation
3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 2
PROGRAM ELECTIVE
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
Total
17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

HIS 112 History of the United States Since 1965 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE* 3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE
3
Total
15
TOTAL CREDITS
62


TECHNICAL THEATRE OPTION

FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 Survey of Math or higher
3
THE 110 Introduction to Theatre 3
THE 112 Fundamentals of Acting I
3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE
3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient OR ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II 3
THE 111 Introduction to Technical Theatre
3
THE 147 Readers' Theatre
3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE*
3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE
3
Total
15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

ART 104 Drawing I: Foundation
3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
Total
17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

HIS 112 History of the United States Since 1965 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE* 3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE
3
Total
15
TOTAL CREDITS
62

* RECOMMENDED HUMANITIES ELECTIVE: ENG 220 OR ENG 243

PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE OPTIONS AND PROGRAM ELECTIVES:

PERFORMANCE OPTION: THE 113, THE 148, THE 149, THE 212

TECHNICAL THEATRE OPTION: THE 113, THE 115, THE 116, THE 211

PROGRAM ELECTIVES: MUS 101, MUS 118, MUS 121, MUS 142, THE 142 (May be repeated), THE 160 (May be repeated), THE 190 (May be repeated), THE 211 (May be repeated)