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Theatre Arts - Associate in Arts (611)

Community college students are encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree prior to transfer. Since admission is competitive, completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program.

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Total Hours Required - 64 Hours

Suggested Program

First Semester - 16 Hours

  • Math 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • COM131 - Intro to Oral Communication ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. This course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking, and speaking. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C2900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • ENG101 - Composition I ( 3 Semester Hours)

    A basic course in essay writing with emphasis on exposition, ENG 101 stresses knowledge and application of the rhetorical modes. ENG 101 presupposes competence in grammar, usage, and mechanics. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 22 or above; required scores on the current English placement test, or grade of C or higher in ELA 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • FYE101 - First Year Experience ( 1 Semester Hours)

    The focus of this course is how to be successful in college. Study skills, goal setting, academic planning, time and money management, and information research skills are among the core topics included in this course. Within a supportive environment, students will share their college experiences and develop connections with fellow students and SVCC staff. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week

  • THE145 - Basic Acting ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course trains the student in concentration, imagination, observation and the effective use of voice and body, all of which are fundamental to the actor's craft. Basic experiences in scene study will also be provided, so that students will learn to adapt performance elements to the demands of dramatic texts. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): TA 914 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Second Semester - 16 Hours

  • Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • **Elective 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ​Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ENG103 - Composition II ( 3 Semester Hours)

    An advanced course in essay writing with emphasis on formal research, ENG 103 serves to develop a proficiency in the collection and selection of data as applied to the completion of a formal research paper. In addition, students receive instruction in logic and reasoning, including the fundamentals of argumentative and persuasive writing. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG 101 or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 901R Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • THE141 - Introduction to Theatre ( 3 Semester Hours)

    The study of the constituent elements of the theatre arts, examining these elements from the perspective of the audience as well as from that of the theatre practitioners. Consideration will be given to the dramatic text, the actor, technical elements of theatre and the place of theatre in our society and a view of the history of the theatre arts will also be provided. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F1 907 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • THE147 - Theatre Practicum ( 1 Semester Hours)

    Students receive credit for practical theatre experiences onstage in performance and backstage on work crews related to theatrical productions in the theatre program. This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Admission into this course must be approved by the Instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week

Third Semester - 16-17 Hours

  • Humanities 3 Semester hour(s)
  • *Life Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • COM/ENG Elective 3 Semester hour(s)
  • THE147 - Theatre Practicum ( 1 Semester Hours)

    Students receive credit for practical theatre experiences onstage in performance and backstage on work crews related to theatrical productions in the theatre program. This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Admission into this course must be approved by the Instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week

  • THE245 - Intermediate Acting ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course hones skills such as character and script analysis, impulse, observation, action, and listening. Through an exploration of movement techniques and exercises, students will develop an awareness of physical and vocal expressions and character. Students will focus on playing objectives and action as they pertain to specific character relationships. Instruction and practice will be given in scene analysis and the application of that analysis to the rehearsal process and to performance situations. Prerequisite: THE 145 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Fourth Semester - 15-16 Hours

  • *Physical Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • **Electives 9 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)

Footnotes

  • *One lab science required.
  • **Consider courses in a minor field of study.