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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Theatre Arts
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5610
Interim Chairperson: ScottĀ M. Hathaway
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, and technical theatre. 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 Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend algebra II, 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
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
  (1) Lab Science Elective 3
  (2) Restricted Electives I 9
  (3) Theatre Elective 3
  (4) Restricted Electives II 6
  Total Credits Required 63
*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

** Required of first time full-time students.

(1) Course must be designated as both "SUNY General Education Natural Science" lab and "HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science" course.

(2) Courses must be designated as both "SUNY General Education" and "HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences" courses. In addition, 1 of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: AH, OC or FL.

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

(4) 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
First Term
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 130 Mathematical Structures I or 3
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry
THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 110 Acting I 3
THEA 130 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3
  Term Total 15
Second Term
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
THEA 111 Acting II 3
THEA 150 Voice and Movement 3
  Lab Science Elective 3
  Term Total 15
Third Term
ENGL 120 Communication or 3
ENGL 125 Public Speaking
THEA 210 Acting III 3
THEA 200 Theatre Production Practicum 3
  Restricted Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Restricted Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Term Total 15
Fourth Term
HIST 100 Western Civilization and the World I 3
THEA 201 Technical Theatre Practicum 3
  Restricted Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Restricted Elective 3
  Restricted Elective 3
  Theatre Elective 3
  Term Total 18