Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2022  
Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog

Theatre Arts, Acting Concentration, 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.

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.

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

Acting Concentration
THR 141 - Movement for Actors; (3cr)         
THR 160 - Voice and Diction; (3cr)  
THR 240 - Accents and Dialects; (3cr)  
THR 249 - Stage Combat; (3cr)  
THR 321 - Acting 5; (3cr)  
THR 324 - Acting 6; (3cr)  
THR 421 - Acting 7; (3cr)  
THR 424 - Acting 8; (3cr)  
Total Concentration Credits: 24

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

Program 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: 21
Theate Content Specialty Courses
THR 111 - Introduction to Stagecraft; (3cr)  
THR 121 - Acting 1; (3cr)  
THR 124 - Acting 2; (3cr)  
THR 221 - Acting 3; (3cr)  or DAN 132 - Modern Dance 1; (2cr)  (Musical Theatre Students) and DAN 260 - Dance Topics; (1cr)  (Musical Theatre Students) or IMA 120 - Motion Design 1; (3cr)  (Design/Tech Students)
THR 224 - Acting 4; (3cr)  or DAN 232 - Modern Dance 2; (2cr)  (Musical Theatre Students) and DAN 421 - Dance Topics 2; (1cr)  (Musical Theatre Students) or AUD 314 - Live Sound Design; (3cr)  (Design/Tech Students)
THR 150 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 1; (2cr)     
THR 152 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 2; (2cr)  
THR 250 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 3; (2cr)  
THR 252 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 4; (2cr)  
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 412 - Theatre Workshop; (3cr)  
THR 425 - Senior Showcase 1; (3cr)  
THR 426 - Senior Showcase 2; (3cr)  
Theatre Arts Program Elective; (10cr)  
Total Theatre Arts Content Specialty: 57 
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences
THH 191 - Introduction to Theatre; (3cr)  
THH 301 - Theatre History & Dramaturgy; (3cr)  
Theatre History Elective; (3cr)  
Total Additional LAS: 9
Concentration Component
THR 141 - Movement for Actors; (3cr)  
THR 160 - Voice and Diction; (3cr)  
THR 240 - Accents and Dialects; (3cr)  
THR 321 - Acting 5; (3cr)  
THR 324 - Acting 6; (3cr)  
THR 421 - Acting 7; (3cr)  
THR 424 - Acting 8; (3cr)  
Total Concentration Component: 24
Total Program Credits: 120
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Semester 1
  Semester 2
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr)      ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr) 
 
THH 191 - Introduction to Theatre; (3cr)       PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr) 
 
THR 111 - Introduction to Stagecraft; (3cr)               THR 124 - Acting 2; (3cr)  
THR 121 - Acting 1; (3cr)     THR 152 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 2; (2cr)  
THR 141 - Movement for Actors; (3cr)     THR 160 - Voice and Diction; (3cr)  
THR 150 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 1; (2cr)     Theatre Arts Program Elective; (1cr)   
 Total 17   Total 15
Semester 3
  Semester 4
Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)        Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr)     Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)  
THR 221 - Acting 3; (3cr)     THR 224 - Acting 4; (3cr)  
THR 240 - Accents and Dialects; (3cr)     THR 252 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 4; (2cr)  
THR 250 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 3; (2cr)     THR 270 - Stage Management; (3cr)  
Theatre Arts Program Elective; (1cr)     Theatre Arts Program Elective; (1cr)  
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 5
  Semester 6
Musical Theatre History Elective; (3cr)     General Elective; (3cr)  
THR 321 - Acting 5; (3cr)     THH 301 - Theatre History & Dramaturgy; (3cr)  
THR 249 - Stage Combat; (3cr)     THR 324 - Acting 6; (3cr)  
THR 388 - Stage Lighting; (3cr)      THR 370 - Directing; (3cr)  
THR 412 - Theatre Workshop; (3cr)     THR 380 - Costume Design/Makeup; (3cr)  
Theatre Arts Program Elective; (1cr)      
Tota 16   Total 15
Semester 7
  Semester 8
General Elective; (3cr)     General Elective; (3cr)  
THR 280 - Set Design; (3cr)     THR 424 - Acting 8; (3cr)  
THR 421 - Acting 7; (3cr)     THR 426 - Senior Showcase 2; (3cr)  
THR 425 - Senior Showcase 1; (3cr)     Theatre Arts Program Elective; (3cr)  
Theatre Arts Program Elective; (3cr)      
Total 15   Total 12

 

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