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

Theatre Arts, Acting Concentration, B.F.A.


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Theatre Arts Program
Acting Concentration
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Degree
HEGIS Code: 1007.00
Inventory of Registered Program Code: 22134

Program 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.


Acting Concentration Overview

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. 

Acting Concentration

THR 240 - Accents and Dialects; Credits: 3  
THR 321 - Acting 5; Credits: 3  
THR 324 - Acting 6; Credits: 3  
THR 421 - Acting 7; Credits: 3  
THR 424 - Acting 8; Credits: 3  
Acting Technique Electives (9 Credits)
TML 151 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 1; Credits: 1  
TML 152 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 2; Credits: 1  
THH 491 - Golden Age of American Musicals; Credits: 3  
THH 492 - Modern American Musicals; Credits: 3  
THR 131 - Ballet Techniques; Credits: 1  
THR 134 - Jazz Dancing 1; Credits: 1  
THR 136 - Tap Dancing 1; Credits: 1  
THR 137 - Tap Dancing 2; Credits: 1  
THR 141 - Movement for Actors; Credits: 3  
THR 246 - Improvisation; Credits: 3  
THR 331 - Contemporary Dancing; Credits: 1  
THR 334 - Theatrical Dancing; Credits: 1  
THR 410 - Theatre Workshop; Credits: 3  
Total Concentration Credits: 24

 

Theatre Elective Courses

Acting Technique Electives
THH 491 - Golden Age of American Musicals; Credits: 3  
THH 492 - Modern American Musicals; Credits: 3 
THR 131 - Ballet Techniques; Credits: 1         
THR 134 - Jazz Dancing 1; Credits: 1 
THR 136 - Tap Dancing 1; Credits: 1 
THR 137 - Tap Dancing 2; Credits: 1 
THR 141 - Movement for Actors; Credits: 3 
THR 246 - Improvisation; Credits: 3 
THR 331 - Contemporary Dancing; Credits: 1 
THR 334 - Theatrical Dancing; Credits: 1 
THR 410 - Theatre Workshop; Credits: 3 
 
Advanced Experience Electives
ENG 402 - Shakespeare; Credits: 3 
THR 160 - Voice and Diction; Credits: 3 
VID 361 - Acting for the Camera; Credits: 3 
 
Intensive Theatre Arts Training Electives
THR 249 - Stage Combat; Credits: 3     
THR 376 - Audition Preparation; Credits: 1 
THR 374 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 6; Credits: 1 
THR 471 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 7; Credits: 1 
THR 472 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 8; Credits: 1 
 
Musical Theatre History 
THH 491 - Golden Age of American Musicals; Credits: 3  
THH 492 - Modern American Musicals; Credits: 3 

Program 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 Content 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 Content 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 Course Credits: 9
Additional Liberal Arts and Science Courses
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 Science Courses: 15
Acting Concentration Component
THR 240 - Accents and Dialects; Credits: 3  
THR 321 - Acting 5; Credits: 3  
THR 324 - Acting 6; Credits: 3  
THR 421 - Acting 7; Credits: 3  
THR 424 - Acting 8; Credits: 3  
Acting Technique Electives (9 Credits)
TML 151 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 1; Credits: 1  
TML 152 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 2; Credits: 1  
THH 491 - Golden Age of American Musicals; Credits: 3  
THH 492 - Modern American Musicals; Credits: 3  
THR 131 - Ballet Techniques; Credits: 1  
THR 134 - Jazz Dancing 1; Credits: 1  
THR 136 - Tap Dancing 1; Credits: 1  
THR 137 - Tap Dancing 2; Credits: 1  
THR 141 - Movement for Actors; Credits: 3  
THR 246 - Improvisation; Credits: 3  
THR 331 - Contemporary Dancing; Credits: 1  
THR 334 - Theatrical Dancing; Credits: 1  
THR 410 - Theatre Workshop; Credits: 3  
Total Acting Concentration Courses: 24
Total Program Credits: 120

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Course Code
Course Name
Credits
 
Semester 1
 
ENG 101   English Composition 1   3  
SPE ___   Oral Communication Competency Elective   3  
THH 191   Introduction to Theatre   3  
THR 111   Introduction to Stagecraft   3  
THR 121   Acting 1   3  
THR 171   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 1   1  
  Total 16
 
Semester 2
 
ENG 102   English Composition 2   3  
PSY 101   General Psychology   3  
THR 124   Acting 2   3  
THR 174   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 2   1  
THR ___   Acting Technique Elective (1)   3  
THR ___   Advanced Experience Elective (1)   3  
  Total 16
 
Semester 3
 
MAT ___   Quantitative Competency Elective   3  
SOC ___   Diversity Competency Elective   3  
THH 391   Theatre History Before 1900   3  
THR 221   Acting 3   3  
THR 240   Accents and Dialects   3  
THR 271   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 3   1  
  Total 16
 
Semester 4
 
SCI ___   Scientific Competency Elective   3  
THH 392   Theatre History After 1900   3  
THR 224   Acting 4   3  
THR 270   Stage Management   3  
THR 274   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 4   1  
THR ___   Acting Technique Elective (2)   3  
  Total 16
 
Semester 5
 
THH ___   Musical Theatre History Elective (1)   3  
THR 321   Acting 5   3  
THR 360   Theatre Management   3  
THR 371   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 5   1  
THR ___   Acting Technique Elective (3)   3  
THR ___   Intensive Theatre Arts Training Elective (1)   1  
  Total 14
 
Semester 6
 
ELECT ___   3 Credit Elective (1)   3  
ENG 204   Script Writing   3  
THR 324   Acting 6   3  
THR 370   Directing   3  
THR 380   Costume Design/Makeup   3  
  Total 15
 
Semester 7
 
ELECT ___   3 Credit Elective (2)   3  
THR 280   Set Design   3  
THR 388   Stage Lighting   3  
THR 421   Acting 7   3  
THR ___   Advanced Experience Elective (2)   3  
  Total 15
 
Semester 8
 
ELECT ___   3 Credit Elective (3)   3  
THR 424   Acting 8   3  
THR 478   Senior Project/Showcase   3  
THR ___   Intensive Theatre Arts Training Elective (2)   3   
  Total 12
 
Total Program
120

 

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