Theater Art, Associate in Arts

College(s):

DA HW KK MX OH TR WR

Program Code: 0210

Pathway

If you’ve ever acted in a play, you know how much work it takes to put a production together. A theater pathway is your ticket to every corner of the theater world. Whether you specialize in acting or design, you’ll learn in class, backstage, and onstage. You’ll read, discuss, and write about all kinds of theatrical works. You’ll also get your hands dirty applying what you learn in class as you build sets, design costumes, direct, or act in department productions.

This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Theater Art. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an AA degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit www.itransfer.org and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

As of July 2014, World Language courses are no longer a degree requirement. In the sequence below, World Language courses are called out as suggested electives. Please talk with your College Advisor to determine the best education plan for you.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
Select one of the following: 4
General Education Math 1  
Introductory Statistics 1  
Other Mathematics general education course
 
Select one of the following: 3
Intro To Theater 1  
Theater Diversity in the U.S. (HD) 1  
Select one of the following: 3
Acting I 2  
Program Elective 2
 
Select one of the following: 3
Stagecraft 2  
Training The Speaking Voice 2  
Improvisational Theater Workshop 2  
 
 Hours16
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
Life Sciences course or Physical Sciences course 1 4
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Acting II 2  
Stage Lighting 2  
 
Fine Arts & Humanities course or Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
 Hours16
Semester 3
Life Sciences course or Physical Sciences course 1 4
Select one of the following: 2-4
Stage Make-up 2  
Theater Production, Direction & Management 2  
Oral Reading & Interpretation 2  
 
Pathway Elective 2 3-4
Fine Arts & Humanities course or Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Improvisational Theater Workshop 2  
 
 Hours15-18
Semester 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Intro To Theater 1  
Theater Diversity in the U.S. (HD) 1  
Drama 1  
Shakespeare 1  
Select one of the following: 3
Oral Reading & Interpretation 2  
Theater Workshop 2  
 
Pathway Elective 2 3-4
 Hours15-16
 Total Hours62-66

Pathway Elective

THR ART 130Stagecraft3
THR ART 132Theater Production, Direction & Management4
THR ART 133Acting I3
THR ART 136Stage Make-up2
THR ART 137Stage Lighting3
THR ART 232Theater Workshop3
THR ART 235Acting II3
THR ART 242Improvisational Theater Workshop3
SPEECH 143Training The Speaking Voice3
SPEECH 144Oral Reading & Interpretation3
PHYS ED 146Contemporary Dance I1-2
PHYS ED 148Contemporary Dance II1-2
PHYS ED 150Ballet1-2
World Language courses

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.