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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Theatre Arts
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5610
Chairperson: Dorothy H. Reynolds
Brahan Hall, Room 124, (518) 629-7347

The college’s Theatre Arts program provides a broad-based academic foundation for further study and career opportunities.

Fostered in a collaborative and dynamic environment on our campus and supported by a diverse curriculum, you will have opportunities to perform a variety of production roles through production practicum courses and student productions. Students in this program may explore and cultivate their creative and academic potential.

Core courses in the curriculum focus on acting, voice and movement, historic and contemporary stage theory and practice, technical theatre, theatrical design and stage management. Elective course options are available in business, education, history, English, foreign languages, sociology, psychology and broadcast media. These provide students the opportunity to explore other interests and focus their studies on particular career objectives.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Courses

Notes

High School Average

Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course)

Strongly recommend Math III, Biology, and involvement or experience with theatre activities.

70 or above

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 102

College Forum**

(1)

ENGL 101

English Composition I

3

ENGL 104

English Composition II:Writing About Literature

3

________

ENGL 120 Communication or

 

3

ENGL 125 Public Speaking

HIST 100

Western Civilization and the World I

3

________

MATH 130 Mathematical Structures I or

 

3-4

MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry

PSYC 100

General Psychology

3

THEA 100

Introduction to Theatre

3

THEA 110

Acting I

3

THEA 111

Acting II

3

THEA 130

Introduction to Technical Theatre

3

THEA 150

Voice and Movement

3

THEA 200

Theatre Production Practicum

3

THEA 201

Technical Theatre Practicum

3

THEA 210

Acting III

3

  ________

Lab Science Elective

3-4

  ________

(1) Restricted Liberal Arts Electives

9

  ________

(2) Theatre Electives

3

  ________

(3) Restricted Electives

6

 

Total Credits Required

63-65

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

** Required of first time full-time students.

(1) Foreign Language, American History, Other World Civilizations.
(For SUNY transfer, students should consider taking one course in each area.)

(2) THEA 120 Theatre Internship; THEA 170 Introduction to Improvisational Theatre; THEA 180 Stage Management; THEA 230 Introduction to Theatrical Design.

(3) Students, with advisor approval, may elect to take courses in Arts, Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Business, Education, Crafts, Electrical Construction, Construction, Computer-Aided Design or other appropriate courses.

Suggested Course Sequence For Full-Time Study

Course No.

First Term

Credit Hrs.

FORM 102

College Forum

(1)

ENGL 101

English Composition I

3

THEA 100

Introduction to Theatre

3

________

MATH 130 Mathematical Structures I or

3-4

MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry

THEA 110

Acting I

3

THEA 130

Introduction to Technical Theatre

3

 

Term Total

15-16

Course No.

Second Term

Credit Hrs.

ENGL 104

English Composition II:Writing About Literature

3

PSYC 100

General Psychology

3

THEA 111

Acting II

3

 

Lab Science Elective

3-4

THEA 150

Voice and Movement

3

 

Term Total

15-16

Course No.

Third Term

Credit Hrs.

________

ENGL 120 Communication or

3

ENGL 125 Public Speaking

 

Restricted Liberal Arts Elective

3

THEA 210

Acting III

3

THEA 200

Theatre Production Practicum

3

 

Restricted Liberal Arts Elective

3

 

Term Total

15

Course No.

Fourth Term

Credit Hrs.

HIST 100

Western Civilization and the World I

3

 

Restricted Liberal Arts Elective

3

 

Restricted Elective

3

 

Restricted Elective

3

 

Theatre Elective

3

THEA 201

Technical Theatre Practicum

3

 

Term Total

18