Dec 08, 2023  
2020-2021 SLCC General Catalog 

Theatre Arts: AS

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Associate of Science | 63 credits minimum

Performing Arts Division
South City Campus SCM 2-128A
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-3099
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Associate Professor - Zac Curtis, MFA Theatre/Directing

Program Description
The Theatre Department offers a two-year program in theatre for students planning to major in either performance or technical theatre at a four-year institution, or directly pursue theatre professionally. Students will have the opportunity to develop their abilities in acting for the stage, screen and other media. Students will also develop their knowledge and abilities in theatrical and screen production.

Departmental offerings include Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Film, Acting classes for stage, screen and other media, Stagecraft, Musical Theatre, Voice and Movement, Voice and Diction, Voice-Over Acting, Script Analysis, Lighting Design, Scenic Painting, Stage Make-up, Sound Design and Production, and Film and Theatre production. The department also offers opportunities to develop individual skills in a variety of theatrical productions, and cooperative projects with the film production classes each semester. Students will learn practical skills involved in working performance and backstage roles within stage and film productions.

The Theatre Department faculty supports high standards in theatre education, enriched with film collaboration; they encourage and mentor individual students to attain their highest potential.

Career Opportunities
Students may obtain employment and/or internships with theatres in the local communities and nation-wide as performers, technical/running crew members, stage managers, and directors. Performers may seek representation by talent agencies in order to work in the film and television industry. Many actors and technicians do not hold regular jobs in the field, but work as contract entrepreneurs.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Students may continue on to baccalaureate granting institutions in performance and technical production.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Books: $150
Supplies: $50
Course Fees: $50

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 4 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Entry Requirements
There are no requirements to enter the program itself, but there is a required audition to take THEA 1190 Production, which all theatre majors must take twice. Acting Track majors should contact Zac Curtis: for audition information. Technical Track majors should contact Charlie Monte: for an interview.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Prepare students for transfer to four-year theatre arts programs in the state of Utah.

1, 2, 4, 8

Demonstrate academic understanding of theory and skills related to performance and production of artistic works for stage, film and other media.

1, 4, 6, 7, 8

Demonstrate ability to critically analyze the production values for stage, film and other media, with appropriate expression, accuracy and artistic value.

1, 2, 4, 6

Demonstrate competency in, and understanding of, the skills involved in creating artistic works for stage, film and other media.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 1 Course

American Institutions (AL) 1 Course

Institutional Requirements

Communication (CM) 1 Course

International & Global (IG) 1 Course

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course

Distribution Areas

Select 1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 totatl courses; 1 course must also be designated as a Diversity (DV).

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