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Theatre, A.S. (025.2) ♦

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Associate of Science

This program prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution with a broad college background and skill and knowledge in theatre or for employment in the field of performance. Students interested in pursuing a shorter program in the technical aspects of theatre should see the Technical Theatre Diploma Program in Applied Arts.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

(A) Theatre—Acting

  1. Define various theatrical forms and trends from cultural and historical perspectives.
  2. Analyze a script in order to create a character on stage.
  3. Apply appropriate vocal and physical techniques to acting performances.
  4. Evaluate psychological dimensions of character and synthesize them with performances.
  5. Analyze a professional theater production for form and content.

(B) Theatre—Technical Track

  1. Develop materials necessary to stage manage a production, such as a prompt book or rehearsal schedule.
  2. Develop a concept and execute a lighting design.
  3. Synthesize elements of design and drama in order to construct scenery appropriate for a production.
  4. Communicate effectively with various theater practitioners, such as the director, scene designer and technical director.
  5. Construct both hard and soft theatrical flats.

(C) Dance

  1. Use correct physical competencies, such as postural alignment, flexibility, kinesthetic awareness and cardiovascular capacity, while moving.
  2. Define various dance forms and trends from cultural and historical perspectives.
  3. Analyze a professional dance production for form and content.
  4. Choreograph a dance with clear thematic development that illustrates the communicative potential of dance.
  5. Be a contributing member of an ensemble working with a technical staff to produce a dance concert.

Degree Requirements

Students must choose one of the following fields of study:

(A) Acting

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 18 Credits

Total: 15–16 Credits

Total: 15-19 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 63–68

(B) Technical Theatre

(C) Dance

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 16–19 Credits

Total: 15–16 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 61–65

Transfer Opportunities

The keystone icon indicates that this particular CCAC program is a Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (TAOC) approved Associate Degree program. All credits earned in this program are accepted by any state system college in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor's degree in Theatre, including California University of Pennsylvania , Carlow University , Clarion University of Pennsylvania , Edinboro University of Pennsylvania , Indiana University of Pennsylvania  and Slippery Rock University . Other articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to Robert Morris University  and Westminster College .

It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See for details.

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