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Speech/Theatre, Associate in Arts

Curriculum VPA.THE.AA (U224A22)

The Speech/Theatre curriculum outlined here, is well-suited for students interested in theatre as an artistic form of human communication. Students will explore aesthetic and practical aspects of the theatre process. These courses are especially appropriate for students who are interested in pursuing careers in such aspects of theatre as acting, directing, producing, stagecraft, scenic design, stage management and education.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Speech/Theatre) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • analyze a play within the aspects of literature and theatrical performance;
  • define basic theatre terminology;
  • evaluate the effectiveness of specific oral communication transactions; and
  • identify theater’s place within social, cultural, and artistic contexts currently and throughout history.

Semester One:

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

 

SPE 130Introduction to Theatre

3 credits

OR

SPE 161Acting I

3 credits

 

General education/Physical Science

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two:

ART 110Looking at Art

3 credits

 

MAT 101 #Quantitative Literacy

3 credits

OR

MAT 102 #Liberal Arts Mathematics

3 credits

 

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

SPE 130Introduction to Theatre

3 credits

SPE 135 #Stagecraft

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Three:

ENG 101 #Introduction to Poetry

3 credits

SPE 141Introduction to Performance Studies

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-4 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Semester Four:

ART 114Survey of Asian Art

3 credits

ENG 102 #Literature and Gender: Drama

3 credits

MCM 151Cinema Appreciation

3 credits

SPE 296Special Topics in Speech and Theatre

1 - 4 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements:

AA degree

Total Credit Hours:37-40

Speech/Theatre courses or other electives for AA degree

Total Credit Hours:20-23

See SPE course descriptions.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597