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(2014-2015 Catalog) Course Selection Guide for this program

Theater Arts (code: EB61)   

Associate in Arts Degree

The objective of the Theater Arts Program at Housatonic Community College is to provide a strong foundation in the Theater Arts as a creative and practical enterprise, to prepare the students for transfer, internship or employment opportunities by ensuring a working knowledge of the responsibilities and requirements of these positions, and to serve as a means to empower the students to develop to their full potential through self-discovery, discipline, teamwork and creative thought inherent in the Theater Arts process.

Outcomes

  • Attain an expanded awareness and critical understanding of theater methods, practices and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate competency in theater performance, production, and administrative techniques.
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to interpretation and problem solving.
  • Identify and construct a collaborative connection between a theater company and its community.
  • Apply creative, cooperative and disciplined approach to career and personal challenges.
  • Attain an expanded awareness and critical understanding of theater methods, practices and responsibilities.

Suggested Sequence of Courses:
Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Freshman Year

  ENG* E101
Composition    
3
  Mathematics
Elective    
3 - 4
  Humanities
Elective    
3
  THR* E101
Introduction to Theater    
3
  THR* E112
Voice and Diction (Fall only)    
3
  ENG* E102
Literature & Composition    
3
  Open 1
Elective    
3 - 4
  Science
Elective    
3 - 4
  THR* E110
Acting I (Fall only)    
3
  THR* E120
Stagecraft (Spring Only)    
3

Sophomore Year

  THR* E115
Improvisation (Fall Only)    
3
  Fine Arts
Elective    
3
  Humanities
Elective    
3
  Behavioral Science
Elective    
3
  THR* E114
Modern Dance    
3
  Fine Arts
Elective    
3
  Social Science
Elective    
3
  Open 1
Elective    
3 - 4
  THR* E210
Acting II (Spring only)    
3
  THR* E225
Directing (Spring only)    
3

Total Credits 

60 - 64

1 THR* E190 and THR* E290 are strongly recommended.

Note: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement.

Note: For Humanities, Fine Arts, and/or Open electives, the Theater Program strongly suggests selecting from the following courses: ART* E206, BMG* E226, BIO* E111, COM* E173, ENG* E214, and ENG* E233.

› Please read Expectations for Student Use of Computers in Courses