Five Towns College 2019-2020 Catalog 
  
    Sep 22, 2019  
Five Towns College 2019-2020 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 141 - Movement for Actors; Credits: 3    
THR 160 - Voice and Diction; Credits: 3  
THR 240 - Accents and Dialects; Credits: 3  
THR 249 - Stage Combat; 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  
 
Total Concentration Credits: 24

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 370 - Directing; Credits: 3  
THR 380 - Costume Design/Makeup; Credits: 3  
THR 388 - Stage Lighting; Credits: 3  
THR 425 - Senior Showcase 1; Credits: 3   
THR 426 - Senior Showcase 2; Credits: 3  
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (1); Credits: 1           
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (2); Credits: 1  
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (3); Credits: 1  
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (4); Credits: 1  
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (5); Credits: 1  
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (6); Credits: 1  
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (7); Credits: 1  
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (8); Credits: 1  
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (9); Credits: 1  
THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (10); Credits: 1  
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 141 - Movement for Actors; Credits: 3  
THR 160 - Voice and Diction; Credits: 3  
THR 240 - Accents and Dialects; Credits: 3  
THR 249 - Stage Combat; 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  
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  
THH 191   Introduction to Theatre   3  
THR 111   Introduction to Stagecraft   3  
THR 121   Acting 1   3  
THR 141   Movement for Actors   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 160   Voice and Diction   3  
THR 174   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 2   1  
THR ___   THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (1); Credits: 1   1   
THR ___   THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (2); Credits: 1   1   
THR ___    THR ___ - Theatre Arts Program Elective (3); Credits: 1   1   
  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  
SPE ___   Oral Communication 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  
     
  Total 16
 
Semester 5
 
THH ___   Musical Theatre History Elective (1)   3  
THR 321   Acting 5   3  
THR 371   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 5   1  
THR 388   Stage Lighting    3  
THR 249   Stage Combat   3  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (4)    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 421   Acting 7   3  
THR 425   Senior Showcase 1    3  
THR ___     Theatre Arts Program Elective (5)   1  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (6)   1  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (7)   1  
  Total 15
 
Semester 8
 
ELECT ___   3 Credit Elective (3)   3  
THR 424   Acting 8   3  
THR 426   Senior Showcase 2   3  
THR ___    Theatre Arts Program Elective (8)   1  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (9)   1  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (10)   1  
  Total 12
 
Total Program
120

 

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