Theatre

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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Recommended basic skills standards are

Along with music and dance, drama is one of the oldest forms of human expression. As Aristotle stated: "Imitation is natural to man" so mankind, by means of creating staged productions, has expressed this desire to mirror the actions of others. Theatre courses introduce students to the theatre as an art form and provide basic training in acting and production activities.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, or SS3)

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3)

Suggested Courses

GT-AH1 Choose two (2) of the following AH1

THE 105

Theatre Appreciation: AH1

3

THE 211

Development of Theatre Greek-Renaissance: AH1

3

THE 212

Development of Theatre Restoration to Modern: AH1

3

GT-SS3

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

PSY 102

General Psychology II: SS3

3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II: SS3

3

GT-HI1

HIS 101

Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: HI1

3

HIS 102

Western Civilization: 1650-Present: HI1

3

HIS 121

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

HIS 122

U.S. History since the Civil War: HI1

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

DAN 131

Ballet I

1

DAN 142

Ballroom Dance II

1

DAN 143

Tap I

1

DAN 144

Tap II

1

DAN 224

Dance for Musical Theatre I

3

DAN 225

Dance for Musical Theatre II

3

MUS 120

Music Appreciation: AH1

3

MUS 131

Music Class I

1-2

MUS 141

Private Instruction I

2

THE 105

Introduction to Theatre Arts: AH1

3

THE 111

Acting I

3

THE 112

Acting II

3

THE 115

Stage Movement for Actors

3

THE 116

Technical Theatre

3

THE 126

Auditioning for Musical Theater

3

THE 130

Safety, Tools & Materials

3

THE 140

Stage Dialects

1

THE 144

Scene Study

1

THE 181

Internship

1-3

THE 182

Internship

1-3

THE 183

Internship

1-3

THE 204

Voice & Articulation I

2

THE 205

Voice & Articulation II

2

THE 211

Development of Theatre Greek-Renaissance:AH1

3

THE 214

Intermediate Acting II

3

THE 215

Playwriting

3

THE 218

Readers Theatre

3

THE 220

Directing I

3

THE 230

Directing II

3

Total Credit Hours

60