Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog

Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre 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.

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 week for each semester, and 12 dance classes 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 yearlong Senior Showcase for agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals.     

Musical Theatre Concentration 
DAN 131 - Ballet Techniques 1; (1cr)  
DAN 134 - Jazz Dancing 1; (1cr)  
DAN 135 - Jazz Dancing 2; (1cr)  
DAN 136 - Tap Dancing 1; (1cr)  
DAN 137 - Tap Dancing 2; (1cr)  
DAN 331 - Contemporary Dancing; (1cr)  
DAN 334 - Theatrical Dancing; (1cr)  
DAN 384 - Advanced Theatrical Dancing; (1cr)  
ENS 310 - Cabaret Ensemble; (1cr)  
THR 105 - Music Skills for Musical Theatre 1; (1cr)  
THR 106 - Music Skills for Musical Theatre 2; (1cr)  
THR 351 - Acting Through Song; (1cr)  
THR 376 - Audition Preparation; (1cr)  
Musical Theatre History Concentration Elective; (3cr)  

Theatre Music Lessons 

TML 151 - 452 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 1 - 8; (8cr)  
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
Theatre Arts Content Specialty
THR 111 - Introduction to Stagecraft; (3cr)                 
THR 121 - Acting 1; (3cr)  
THR 124 - Acting 2; (3cr)  
THR 221 - Acting 3; (3cr)  or DAN 260 - Dance Topics; (1cr)  (Musical Theatre Students) and DAN 132 - Modern Dance 1; (2cr)  (Musical Theatre Students) or IMA 120 - Motion Design 1; (3cr)  (Design/Technology)
THR 224 - Acting 4; (3cr)  or DAN 421 - Dance Topics 2; (1cr)  and DAN 232 - Modern Dance 2; (2cr)  or AUD 314 - Live Sound Design; (3cr)  
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
DAN 131 - Ballet Techniques 1; (1cr)         
DAN 134 - Jazz Dancing 1; (1cr)  
DAN 135 - Jazz Dancing 2; (1cr)  
DAN 136 - Tap Dancing 1; (1cr)  
DAN 137 - Tap Dancing 2; (1cr)  
DAN 331 - Contemporary Dancing; (1cr)  
DAN 334 - Theatrical Dancing; (1cr)  
DAN 384 - Advanced Theatrical Dancing; (1cr)  
ENS 310 - Cabaret Ensemble; (1cr)  
THR 105 - Music Skills for Musical Theatre 1; (1cr)   
THR 106 - Music Skills for Musical Theatre 2; (1cr)  
THR 351 - Acting Through Song; (1cr)  
THR 376 - Audition Preparation; (1cr)  
Musical Theatre History Concentration Elective; (3cr)  
TML 151 - 452 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 1 - 8; (8cr)  
Total Concentration Component 24
Total Program Credits: 120

 

 

 


Recommended Sequence of Courses
Course Name
Course Name
Semester 1
Semester 2
DAN 131 - Ballet Techniques 1; (1cr)   DAN 134 - Jazz Dancing 1; (1cr)  
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 150 - Production/Rehearsal/Performance 1; (2cr)     Theatre Arts Program Elective; (3cr)  
TML 151 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 1; (1cr)     TML 152 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 2; (cr)   
Total 16 Total 16
Semester 3
Semester 4
DAN 136 - Tap Dancing 1; (1cr)   DAN 135 - Jazz Dancing 2; (1cr)  
Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)   Theatre History Elective; (3cr)  
Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr)   THR 106 - Music Skills for Musical Theatre 2; (1cr)  
THR 105 - Music Skills for Musical Theatre 1; (1cr)   DAN 232 - Modern Dance 2; (2cr)  (Substitute for Acting 4) 
DAN 132 - Modern Dance 1; (2cr)  (Substitute for Acting 3)  DAN 421 - Dance Topics 2; (1cr)  (Substitute for Acting 4) 
DAN 260 - Dance Topics; (1cr)  (Substitute for Acting 3)  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)  
TML 251 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 3; (1cr)   TML 252 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 4; (1cr)  
Total 15 Total 15
Semester 5
Semester 6
DAN 334 - Theatrical Dancing; (1cr)   DAN 137 - Tap Dancing 2; (1cr)  
ENS 310 - Cabaret Ensemble; (1cr)   Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Musical Theatre History Concentration Elective; (3cr)   THH 301 - Theatre History & Dramaturgy; (3cr)  
THR 351 - Acting Through Song; (1cr)       THR 370 - Directing; (3cr)      
THR 388 - Stage Lighting; (3cr)   THR 380 - Costume Design/Makeup; (3cr)  
THR 412 - Theatre Workshop; (3cr)    Theatre Arts Program Elective; (1cr)  
Theatre Arts Program Elective; (2cr)   TML 352 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 6; (1cr)  
TML 351 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 5; (1cr)       
Total 15 Total 15
Semester 7 ​Semester 8
DAN 331 - Contemporary Dancing; (1cr)   DAN 384 - Advanced Theatrical Dancing; (1cr)  
General Elective; (3cr)   General Elective; (3cr)  
General Elective; (3cr)   Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)  
THR 280 - Set Design; (3cr)   THR 376 - Audition Preparation; (1cr)  
THR 425 - Senior Showcase 1; (3cr)   THR 426 - Senior Showcase 2; (3cr)  
Theatre Arts Program Elective; (1cr)   Theatre Arts Program Elective; (1cr)  
TML 451 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 7; (1cr)   TML 452 - Voice Lessons for Theatre 8; (1cr)  
Total 15 Total 13

 

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