Five Towns College 2018-2020 Catalog 
  
    Jun 20, 2019  
Five Towns College 2018-2020 Catalog

Theatre Arts Program, B.F.A.


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HEGIS Code 1007.00     Inventory of Registered Program Code: 22134


Overview 

The Theatre Arts Program develops knowledge, skill, and conservatory training in acting, singing, dancing, and theatrical design and technology. The Program provides a broad range of experiences in multiple classes and shows, enabling students to prepare for careers in theatre, film, television, internet, and other multi-media productions that incorporate comedy, tragedy, drama, musicals, and video.  Close to New York City, the Theatre Program utilizes the proximity by regularly inviting professional guest directors from Broadway and movies to direct our productions and offer master classes. 

Concentration Component

Students in the Theatre Arts Program select one of the following concentrations. The 24 credits in the selected concentration, together with the 36 credits in Liberal Arts/Common Core, and 51 credits in Theatre Arts Courses, and 9 Electives constitute the 120-credit requirement for the Bachelor Fine Arts in the Theatre Arts Program.

Concentrations


Acting Concentration

The Acting Concentration in Theatre Arts prepares students for in-depth study of the Stanislavsky System, including training that incorporates the scene study techniques of the great acting teachers: Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, Hagen, Michael Chekhov, Vakhtangov, and Grotowski. Additionally, students participate in stage combat, Laban movement, Viewpoints, voice and diction, accents and dialects, Alexander and Feldenkrais technique, acting for camera, and Shakespeare and Classical acting, culminating in a Senior Showcase for agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals. 

Musical Theatre Concentration

The Musical Theatre Concentration in Theatre Arts prepares students for the necessary triple-threat of acting, singing, and dancing.  Along with the acting training, musical theatre students participate in private, one-on-one singing lessons every semester, and dance classes every semester in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Theatrical Dancing.  Students also study singing techniques for Cabaret and Choral performances, audition techniques, and culminate their work in a Senior Showcase for agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals.      

Theatrical Design and Technology Concentration

The Design and Technology Concentration in Theatre Arts prepares students for work in the five areas of their professional career: set design, lighting design, costume design, stage management, and technical director.  Students participate in every aspect for set, light, and costume construction, as well as designing in areas of interest.  Students also participate in United States Institute of Technology and Stage Source in Boston, showcasing their work to industry professionals. 


Course Requirements

The courses below are required of all students in the Theatre Arts Program.

Common Core
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; Credits: 3  
ENG 102 - English Composition 2; Credits: 3  
MAT ___ - Quantitative Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
PSY 101 - General Psychology; Credits: 3  
SCI ___ - Scientific Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
SOC ___ - Diversity Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
SPE ___ - Oral Communication Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
Total Common Core Credits: 21
Theatre Arts Specialty Courses
THR 111 - Introduction to Stagecraft; Credits: 3  
THR 121 - Acting 1; Credits: 3  
THR 124 - Acting 2; Credits: 3  
THR 221 - Acting 3; Credits: 3  
THR 224 - Acting 4; Credits: 3  
THR 171 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 1; Credits: 1  
THR 174 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 2; Credits: 1  
THR 271 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 3; Credits: 1  
THR 274 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 4; Credits: 1  
THR 371 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 5; Credits: 1  
THR 270 - Stage Management; Credits: 3  
THR 280 - Set Design; Credits: 3  
THR 360 - Theatre Management; Credits: 3  
THR 370 - Directing; Credits: 3   
THR 380 - Costume Design/Makeup; Credits: 3  
THR 388 - Stage Lighting; Credits: 3  
THR 478 - Senior Project/Showcase; Credits: 3  
THR ___ - Advanced Experience Elective (1); Credits: 3  
THR ___ - Advanced Experience Elective (2); Credits: 3  
THR ___ - Intensive Theatre Arts Training Elective (1); Credits: 1   
THR ___ - Intensive Theatre Arts Training Elective (2); Credits: 3  
Total Theatre Arts Specialty Course Credits: 51
Electives
ELECT ___ - 3 Credit Elective (1); Credits: 3  
ELECT ___ - 3 Credit Elective (2); Credits: 3  
ELECT ___ - 3 Credit Elective (3); Credits: 3  
Total Elective Credits: 9
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences
ENG 204 - Script Writing; Credits: 3  
THH 191 - Introduction to Theatre; Credits: 3  
THH 391 - Theatre History Before 1900; Credits: 3  
THH 392 - Theatre History After 1900; Credits: 3  
THH ___ - Musical Theatre History Elective (1); Credits: 3  
Total Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences Credits: 15
Concentration Component
Theatre Arts, Acting Concentration, B.F.A.   
Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Concentration, B.F.A.  
Theatre Arts, Theatrical Design and Technology Concentration, B.F.A.   
Total Concentration Component Credits: 24
Total Program Credits: 120

 

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