Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Theatre

See also Technical Theatre Diploma Program.

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Associate of Science (025.2)

This program prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution with a broad college background and skill and knowledge in Theatre or for employment in the field of performance. Students interested in pursuing a shorter program in the technical aspects of theatre should see the Technical Theatre diploma program in Applied Arts.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

(A) Theatre-Acting

  1. Define various theatrical forms and trends from cultural and historical perspectives.
  2. Analyze a script in order to create a character on stage.
  3. Apply appropriate vocal and physical techniques to acting performances.
  4. Evaluate psychological dimensions of character and synthesize them with performances.
  5. Analyze a professional theater production for form and content.

(B) Theatre-Technical Track

  1. Develop materials necessary to stage manage a production, such as a prompt book or rehearsal schedule.
  2. Develop a concept and execute a lighting design.
  3. Synthesize elements of design and drama in order to construct scenery appropriate for a production.
  4. Communicate effectively with various theater practitioners, such as the director, scene designer and technical director.
  5. Construct both hard and soft theatrical flats.

(C) Dance

  1. Use correct physical competencies, such as postural alignment, flexibility, kinesthetic awareness and cardiovascular capacity, while moving.
  2. Define various dance forms and trends from cultural and historical perspectives.
  3. Analyze a professional dance production for form and content.
  4. Choreograph a dance with clear thematic development that illustrates the communicative potential of dance.
  5. Be a contributing member of an ensemble working with a technical staff to produce a dance concert.

Degree Requirements

Students must choose one (1) of the following fields of study: A, B, or C:

(A) ACTING

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 63-68

First Semester

Course #

Course Name

Credits

DAN-101

Modern Dance 1

3

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

THE-101

Introduction to Theatre

3

THE-108

Acting 1

3

THE-121

Technical Theatre 1

3

                      

Total Credits 

15

Second Semester

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication 

3

THE-104

Modern Drama

3

THE-109

Acting 2

3

THE-117

Theatre Production 1

3

                     

Theatre Elective

3

                      

Total Credits

18

Third Semester

SPH-102

Voice and Speech

3

THE-154

Introduction to Cinema

3

THE-210

Acting for Television

3

 

Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

3–4

                      

Social Science Elective

3

                      

Total Credits

15–16

Fourth Semester

THE-119

Introduction to Stage Direction             

3

THE-155

Improvisation

3

THE-403/6

Theatre Co-op

3–6

                      

Science Elective

3–4

                      

Theatre Elective

3

                      

Total Credits

15–19

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(B) TECHNICAL THEATRE

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 66-68

First Semester

Course #

Course Name

Credits

DAN-101

Modern Dance 1

3

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

THE-101

Introduction to Theatre                         

3

THE-108

Acting 1

3

THE-117

Theatre Production 1

3

THE-121

Technical Theatre 1

3

                     

Total Credits

18

Second Semester

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication 

3

THE-104

Modern Drama

3

THE-118

Theatre Production 2

3

THE-122

Technical Theatre 2

3

                      

Total Credits

15

Third Semester

THE-154

Introduction to Cinema

3

THE-210

Acting for Television

3

THE-222

Stage Make-Up

3

THE-403

Theatre Co-op

3

 

Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

3–4

                      

Social Science Elective

3

                   

Total Credits

18–19

Fourth Semester

THE-221

Introduction to Lighting Design

3

THE-223

Stage Management

3

                      

General Elective

3

                      

Science Elective

3–4

                      

Theatre Elective

3

                      

Total Credits

15–16

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(C) DANCE

See the graduation checksheet  for this program in printable PDF form.

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 61-65

First Semester

Course #

Course Name

Credits

DAN-101

Modern Dance 1

3

ENG-101

English Composition 1                           

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

THE-108

Acting 1

3

THE-121

Technical Theatre 1

3

                      

Total Credits

15

Second Semester

DAN-102

Modern Dance 2

3

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

THE-101

Introduction to Theatre

3

 

Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

3–4

                      

Theatre Elective(s)

4–6

                     

Total Credits

16–19

Third Semester

DAN-201

Modern Dance 3

3

THE-154

Introduction to Cinema

3

                      

Science Elective

3–4

                      

Theatre Electives (2)

6

                     

Total Credits

15–16

Fourth Semester

DAN-202

Modern Dance 4

3

THE-104

Modern Drama

3

                      

General Elective

3

                      

Social Science Elective

3

                    

Theatre Elective

3

                     

Total Credits

15

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