Five Towns College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2021  
Five Towns College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Program, B.F.A.


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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 and designers from Broadway and movies to direct and design our productions and as well as offer master classes.
Concentrations

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 yearlong Senior Showcase for agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals. 

Musical Theatre 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 yearlong 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 six areas of their professional career: set design, lighting design, costume design, stage management, and technical director.  Students participate in every aspect of 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.


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

Program Course Requirements
Common Core
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr)   
ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr)   
Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)   
PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr)   
Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)   
Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr)   
Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)   
Total Common Core Credits: 21
Theatre Arts Specialty Courses
THR 111 - Introduction to Stagecraft; (3cr)   
THR 121 - Acting 1; (3cr)   
THR 124 - Acting 2; (3cr)   
THR 221 - Acting 3; (3cr)   
THR 224 - Acting 4; (3cr)   
THR 171 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 1; (1cr)   
THR 174 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 2; (1cr)   
THR 271 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 3; (1cr)   
THR 274 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 4; (1cr)   
THR 270 - Stage Management; (3cr)  
THR 280 - Set Design; (3cr)  
THR 370 - Directing; (3cr)  
THR 380 - Costume Design/Makeup; (3cr)  
THR 388 - Stage Lighting; (3cr)  
THR 410 - Theatre Workshop; (1cr)  
THR 425 - Senior Showcase 1; (3cr)   
THR 426 - Senior Showcase 2; (3cr)   
Theatre Arts Program Elective; (4 - 10cr)  
DAN 260 - Dance Topics; (1cr) *Req for Musical Theatre Students        
DAN 332 - Ballet Techniques 2; (1cr) *Req for Musical Theatre Students  
DAN 421 - Dance Topics 2; (1cr) *Req for Musical Theatre Students  
THH 291 - Dance History; (3cr) *Req for Musical Theatre Students   
Total Theatre Arts Specialty Course Credits: 51
Electives
General Elective; (9cr)   
Total Elective Credits: 9
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences
ENG 204 - Script Writing; (3cr)   
THH 191 - Introduction to Theatre; (3cr)   
THH 391 - Theatre History Before 1900; (3cr)   
THH 392 - Theatre History After 1900; (3cr)   
Musical Theatre History Elective; (3cr)   
Total Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences Credits: 15
Concentration Component
Acting Concentration   
Musical Theatre Concentration   
Theatrical Design and Technology Concentration   
Total Concentration Component Credits: 24
Total Program Credits: 120

 

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