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2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Theatre Arts, A.S.


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HEGIS: 5610.00
PROGRAM CODE: 76003
PROGRAM DIRECTORS: Prof. Ryan McKinney

DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATIONS AND PERFORMING ARTS

The Theatre Arts AS degree is designed to provide students with an introduction to the art of theatre through traditional lecture-style courses,  conservatory style studio courses, and a full production season.  Concentrations in Performance or Technical Theatre provide opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest. The program produces a season of theatrical productions and workshops each academic year allowing for practical application of skills learned in the classroom. The degree is designed for transfer to baccalaureate programs.  

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.


Select the Degree Map for your Concentration:

Degree Map for Theatre Arts, A.S. - Performance Concentration  

Degree Map for Theatre Arts, A.S. - Technical Production Concentration  

Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation. 

To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map. 

Please note some courses may only be offered once an academic year.

Program Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of the Theatre Arts degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. identify and define significant theatrical techniques, terms and theories that are centerpieces of theatrical performance and production (Techniques, Terminology & Theories).
  2. differentiate between the various theatrical disciplines and production roles, while applying discipline-specific knowledge and techniques through the creation of theatrical productions (Theatrical Practice)
  3. know the greater theatrical timeline, from the Ancients to the Present, including the evaluation of current aesthetics, expectations, standards and trends within the 21st century theatrical industry (Theatrical Trends)
  4. read, discuss and analyze a varied catalog of plays and musicals, written by a diverse representation of playwrights, including (but not limited to) seminal pieces of the theatrical canon, as well as noteworthy contemporary works of the 21st century (Dramatic Literature)
  5. assess theatre as a civically-engaged, collaborative art form through co-curricular learning experiences (Community Engagement)
  6. employ problem-solving skills and creative thinking skills through engagement in the collaborative theatrical process and the creation of artistic work (Diagnostic & Creative Thinking Skills)
  7. apply analytical skills through the critical reading of dramatic literature, the dissection of theatrical concepts and the critical examination of live theatrical productions (Analytical Reading & Writing)

College Requirements:


English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s).

Civic Engagement Experiences:


One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:


One (1) Writing Intensive Course  in any discipline is required. 

Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):


When Required Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

*Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Flexible Core (6 Courses, 18 Credits):


When Flexible Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

One course from each Group A to E. and one (1) additional course from any group

No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline

A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course


B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course


C. Creative Expression Designated Course


D. Individual and Society Designated Course


E. Scientific World Designated Course


Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Concentrations (5 Courses, 9 Credits):


Select one (1) of the following concentrations:

Performance (5 Courses, 9 Credits):


Technical Production (5 Courses, 9 Credits):


Select two (2) from the following courses:


Electives:


0 to 9 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits

Total Credits: 60


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