Associate of Arts - Degree Requirements
|Associate of Arts||60 credit hours|
|Emphasis: Theatre||2.00 GPA|
|General Education Requirements||34 credit hours|
|To be selected from|
|VISQ 101 Vision Quest|
|American Indian/Alaska Native Contemporary Issues||
|1 course from approved list under Institutional Requirements|
|Analytical & Quantitative Thinking||
|MATH 101 College Algebra or higher math course|
|ENGL 101 English I, ENGL 102 English II, SPCH 131 Public Speaking or SPCH 151 Speech Communication|
|2 courses from 2 of the 3 following topics groups:
a.) Historical studies
b.) Literature and the arts
c.) Philosophy and Religion
|1 laboratory course from the Natural Sciences|
|Physical Education and Health||
|1 activity course|
|2 courses from 2 of the 3 following topic groups:
a.) Culture and society
b.) Individual behavior
c.) Public affairs
Theatre Emphasis Requirements: 26 credit hours
Theatre: 14 credit hours
THEAT 100 Introduction to Theatre
THEAT 105 Improvisation for the Theatre
THEAT 203 Introduction Dramatic Literature
THEAT 101 Performance in Theatre Arts
THEAT 102 Performance in Theatre Arts
THEAT 106 Acting I
Additional credit hours: 12 credit hours
Patricia Melody, Theatre, M.A., University of Kansas
Technical Theatre Staff
Anthony Higheagle, Theatre, B.A., Washington State University
The theatre program introduces students to the study of dramatic literature, theatre history, and the practice of theatre art, including: play production, acting, and directing. In addition to contributing to the general education of students, the program seeks to initiate the education of students planning to major in theatre while preparing for careers as theatre professionals or as educators. Studying and participating in theatre provide a base for any pursuit which demands the fusion of practical expertise and creative intelligence. The program contributes to the development of theatre that is Native in style and form, provides a forum for the production of Native playwrights, and provides Native theatre experiences to Native and non-Native communities.
THEAT 100 Introduction to Theatre (3) Introduction to the elements of theatre and drama necessary for analysis of dramatic literature and theatrical performances, and for understanding the role of theatre in society. Fulfills humanities requirement, part b.
THEAT 101, 102, 201, 202 Performance in Theatre Arts (1) Practicum in theatre procedures and techniques through participation in theatre productions.
THEAT 105 Improvisation (3) Basic methods of extemporaneous physical and vocal expression serving as a foundation for acting technique.
THEAT 106 Acting I (3) Fundamental techniques in acting, with practice in pantomime, character creation, body language, and effective stage speech.
THEAT 160, 161, 260, 261 Theatre Tour (2) Experience in all aspects of touring a theatrical production. Loading in and assembling sets, hanging and focusing lighting instruments and touring lighting board, running lights for performances, setting up sound system and running sound cues for performance, maintaining costumes, performing productions in a wide range of performance settings, and striking and loading sets, equipment, and costumes at the conclusion of performances.
THEAT 203 Introduction to Dramatic Literature (3) Survey plays from Greek theatre to contemporary theatre. Prerequisite: ENGL 102. Fulfills humanities requirement, part b.
THEAT 206 Acting II (3) Continued study of character creation, body language, stage speech, and pantomime with an emphasis on reinforcing basic skills and the introduction of more advanced acting techniques. Prerequisites: THEAT 105 or THEAT 106.
THEAT 225 Dramatization of Indian Literature and Legend (3) Develops techniques for adapting American Indian/Alaska Native literature, legend, and subject matter to the stage through improvisation and script preparation. Fulfills Native citizenship requirement, part c.
ST 290 American Indian Drama (3) Survey of plays by contemporary American Indian/Alaska Native playwrights. This course focuses on analysis of contemporary American Indian/Alaska Native play scripts to give the student an understanding of the dramatic range, social commentary, cultural elements, and current directions in American Indian/Alaska Native drama. By permission of instructor.