Five Towns College 2019-2020 Catalog 
  
    Oct 22, 2019  
Five Towns College 2019-2020 Catalog

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


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Theatre Arts Program
Musical Theatre 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.


Musical Theatre Concentration Overview 

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.

Musical Theatre Concentration 

ENS 310 - Broadway Bound; Credits: 1  
MUS 121 - Sight Singing 1; Credits: 1  
MUS 185 - Keyboard Skills 1; Credits: 1  
THR 131 - Ballet Techniques; Credits: 1  
THR 134 - Jazz Dancing 1; Credits: 1  
THR 135 - Jazz Dancing 2; Credits: 1  
THR 136 - Tap Dancing 1; Credits: 1  
THR 137 - Tap Dancing 2; Credits: 1  
THR 331 - Contemporary Dancing; Credits: 1  
THR 334 - Theatrical Dancing; Credits: 1  
THR 351 - Acting Through Song; Credits: 1  
THR 376 - Audition Preparation; Credits: 1  
THR 384 - Advanced Theatrical Dancing; Credits: 1  
THH ___ - Musical Theatre History Concentration Elective; Credits: 3   
Theatre Music Lessons 
TML 151 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 1; Credits: 1  
TML 152 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 2; Credits: 1  
TML 251 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 3; Credits: 1  
TML 252 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 4; Credits: 1  
TML 351 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 5; Credits: 1  
TML 352 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 6; Credits: 1  
TML 451 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 7; Credits: 1  
TML 452 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 8; Credits: 1  
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
Musical Theatre Concentration Component
ENS 310 - Broadway Bound; Credits: 1  
MUS 121 - Sight Singing 1; Credits: 1  
MUS 185 - Keyboard Skills 1; Credits: 1  
THR 131 - Ballet Techniques; Credits: 1  
THR 134 - Jazz Dancing 1; Credits: 1  
THR 135 - Jazz Dancing 2; Credits: 1  
THR 136 - Tap Dancing 1; Credits: 1  
THR 137 - Tap Dancing 2; Credits: 1  
THR 331 - Contemporary Dancing; Credits: 1  
THR 334 - Theatrical Dancing; Credits: 1  
THR 351 - Acting Through Song; Credits: 1  
THR 376 - Audition Preparation; Credits: 1  
THR 384 - Advanced Theatrical Dancing; Credits: 1  
TML 151 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 1; Credits: 1         
TML 152 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 2; Credits: 1  
TML 251 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 3; Credits: 1  
TML 252 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 4; Credits: 1  
TML 351 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 5; Credits: 1  
TML 352 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 6; Credits: 1  
TML 451 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 7; Credits: 1  
TML 452 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 8; Credits: 1  
Musical Theatre History Elective (3 Credits)
THH 491 - Golden Age of American Musicals; Credits: 3  or THH 492 - Modern American Musicals; 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 131   Ballet Techniques   1  
THR 171   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 1   1  
TML 151   Voice Lessons for Theatre 1   1  
  Total 15
 
Semester 2
 
ENG 102   English Composition 2   3  
PSY 101   General Psychology   3  
SPE ___   Oral Communication Competency Elective   3  
THR 124   Acting 2   3  
THR 134   Jazz Dancing 1   1  
THR 174   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 2   1  
TML 152   Voice Lessons for Theatre 2   1  
  Total 15
 
Semester 3
 
MUS 185   Keyboard Skills 1   1  
SCI ___   Scientific Competency Elective   3  
THH 391   Theatre History Before 1900   3  
THR 136   Tap Dancing 1   1  
THR 221    Acting 3   3  
THR 271   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 3   1  
THR ___    Theatre Arts Program Elective (1)   1  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (2)   1  
TML 251   Voice Lessons for Theatre 3   1  
  Total 15
 
Semester 4
 
MUS 121   Sight Singing 1   1  
THH 392   Theatre History After 1900   3  
THH ___   Musical Theatre History Elective (1)    3   
THR 224   Acting 4   3  
THR 270   Stage Management   3  
THR 274   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 4   1  
THR 331   Contemporary Dancing   1  
TML 252   Voice Lessons for Theatre 4   1  
  Total 16
 
Semester 5
 
ENS 310   Broadway Bound   1  
SOC ___   Diversity Competency Elective   3  
THH ___   Musical Theatre History Concentration Elective   3   
THR 135   Jazz Dancing 2   1  
THR 351   Acting Through Song   1  
THR 371   Production/Rehearsal/Performance 5   1  
THR 388   Stage Lighting    3  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (3)   1  
TML 351   Voice Lessons for Theatre 5   1  
  Total 15
 
Semester 6
 
ENG 204   Script Writing   3  
MAT ___   Quantitative Competency Elective   3  
THR 334   Theatrical Dancing   1  
THR 370   Directing   3  
THR 380   Costume Design/Makeup   3  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (4)   1  
TML 352   Voice Lessons for Theatre 6   1  
  Total 15
 
Semester 7
 
ELECT ___   3 Credit Elective (1)   3  
ELECT ___   3 Credit Elective (2)   3  
THR 280   Set Design   3  
THR 425   Senior Showcase 1    3  
THR 137   Tap Dancing 2   1  
THR ___    Theatre Arts Program Elective (5)   1  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (6)   1  
TML 451   Voice Lessons for Theatre 7   1  
  Total 16
 
Semester 8
 
ELECT ___   3 Credit Elective (3)   3  
THR 376   Audition Preparation   1  
THR 426   Senior Showcase 2    3  
THR 384   Advanced Theatrical Dancing   1  
THR ___    Theatre Arts Program Elective (7)   1  
THR ___   Theatre Arts Program Elective (8)   1  
THR ___    Theatre Arts Program Elective (9)   1  
THR ___    Theatre Arts Program Elective (10)   1  
TML 452   Voice Lessons for Theatre 8   1  
  Total 13
 
Total Program
120

 

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