Associate of Science | 63 credits minimum
Communication and Performing Arts
South City Campus
General Information, 801-957-7522
Program Information, 801-957-3099
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Academic Advisor: Cindy Clark, SCC 1.061ME (801) 957-3361
Academic Advisor: Gordon Storrs, SCC 1.061MD (801) 957-3361
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. An interview is required for technical track. Contact Jon Clark: email@example.com
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.
|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.
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|2. Demonstrate academic understanding of theory and skills related to performance and production of artistic works for stage, film and other media.
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|3. Demonstrate ability to critically analyze the production values for stage, film and other media, with appropriate expression, accuracy and artistic value.
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|4. Demonstrate competency in, and understanding of, the skills involved in creating artistic works for stage, film and other media.
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