Oct 02, 2022  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Theatre Arts: AS

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Associate of Science | 63 credits minimum

Communication and Performing Arts
South City Campus
General Information, 801-957-7522
Program Information, 801-957-3099

Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Cindy Clark, SCC 1.061ME (801) 957-3361
Academic Advisor: Gordon Storrs, SCC 1.061MD (801) 957-3361

Program Faculty:
Associate Professors − Jon Clark, Tess Boone
Assistant Professors − Zachary Curtis, Channing Lowe

Program Description: The Theatre Department offers a two-year program in theatre for students planning to major in either acting or technical theatre at a four-year institution, or directly pursue the 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, a variety of acting classes for stage, screen and other media; Stagecraft, Musical Theatre, Voice and Movement, Speech, Voice Over, Dialects, Script Analysis, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Production, Film and Theatre Production, and Makeup. 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 running the backstage aspects of a stage production, and the fundamentals of basic video camera operation.

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: Continuation to baccalaureate granting institutions in performance, and technical production. Students may also 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 in the communities.

Transfer/Articulation Information: Theatre Arts candidates planning to transfer to a four-year institution will be required to achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their major courses.

Program Entry Requirements: A placement audition is required for the acting track. Contact Zachary Curtis: zachary.curtis@slcc.edu. An interview is required for technical track. Contact Jon Clark: jon.clark@slcc.edu

Total Program/Course Fees: Estimated books and supplies- $350 - $450 per semester, in addition to $10.00 for performing classes for theatre.

Estimated Cost for Students: Cost of supplies and texts are comparable with other General Education classes. Some courses require additional fees or may require live play or film attendance.

Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Specialized Accreditation:

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
1. Prepare students for transfer to four-year theatre arts programs in the state of Utah. 1, 2, 4, 8
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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:

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) (3 Credits)

Distribution Areas (18 Credits)

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

Sample Schedule

*Advising Notes:

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisites for each class. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. It is recommended that students complete some of their distribution requirements by taking THEA 1013 - Survey of Theatre (FA)  (which meets the Interdisciplinary distribution requirement) and one of the following: THEA 1023 - Introduction to Film (FA) , THEA 1090 - Bridging the Arts (FA) , or THEA 1070 - Film and Culture (FA,DV)  (each of which meets the Fine Arts distribution requirement - THEA 1070  also meets the Diversity course requirement). It is also recommended that students take another of these courses (THEA 1023 , THEA 1070 , or THEA 1090 ) to meet the Student Choice (Depth) General Education requirement.

Additional Program Notes:

Acting Track: At the completion of the program, students are required to perform an exit audition before a jury in order to demonstrate practical application of their skills, abilities, and versatility in performance. It is strongly encouraged that students take a minimum of one acting class each semester in order to prepare for this audition. Students planning on transferring to a 4 year institution should note that a similar audition is usually required for admission to an acting program.

Tech Track: All the courses listed as electives are highly recommended for successful transition into the profession. At the completion of the program, students will submit a portfolio that demonstrates the accomplishment of the student learning outcomes. The portfolio is evaluated by faculty and approved to obtain the degree.

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