Associate of Arts Degree - Fine Arts - Theater Emphasis

Location: RDMT 334U
Phone: 775-673-7183
Fax: 775-674-7983
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/vparts

The theater program seeks to be an outstanding performing arts program within the visual and performing arts department, noted for its excellence in the classroom and on stage. The program provides our students with the knowledge and skills upon which they build careers and become productive citizens.

Emphasis Outcomes

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Demonstrate competence in practical theatre skills including acting, design, technical direction, directing, stage management, playwriting and research.
  • Demonstrate competence in skills relating to the knowledge of the historical and cultural dimensions of theatre, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers, both past and present.
 

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Required:
Theater: a Cultural Context
Humanities3
Required:
Introduction to Theater
Mathematics3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Science6
Social Science3
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Additional College Requirements
Diversity[3]
Required:
Theater: a Cultural Context 2
Foreign Language0-14
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions[3]
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change 2
Degree Requirements
THTR 175Introduction to Musical Theater Literature3
THTR 204Theater Technology I3
THTR 209Theater Practicum4
or THTR 176 Musical Theater Workshop I
or THTR 276 Musical Theater Workshop II
Emphasis Requirements
Select 6 units from the following:6
Introduction to Acting I
Introduction to Acting II
Theater Workshop: Acting III
Laboratory Theater: Acting IV
Children's Theater
Acting for the Camera
Elective Requirements6-23
Select 6 units from the following: 3
Introduction to Theater
Fundamentals of Directing
Musical Theater Workshop I
Cinema as Art and Communication
Special Topics in Theater
Laboratory Theater: Acting IV
Children's Theater
Acting for the Camera
Theater Experience and Travel
Musical Theater Workshop II
Internship in Speech and Theater
Independent Study: Theater
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective credit.

2

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

3

Students transferring to UNR should consult with an advisor regarding elective course selection.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101 Composition I 3
Foreign Language 6 4
Mathematics 4 3
THTR 175 Introduction to Musical Theater Literature 3
THTR 204 Theater Technology I 3
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
Emphasis 5 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Foreign Language 6 4
THTR 100 Introduction to Theater 3
THTR 209
Theater Practicum
or Musical Theater Workshop I
or Musical Theater Workshop II
2
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Emphasis 5 3
Foreign Language 6 3
Science 4 3
Social Science/U.S and Nevada Constitutions 5 3
THTR 209
Theater Practicum
or Musical Theater Workshop I
or Musical Theater Workshop II
2
 Semester Total14
4th semester
Elective 5 6
Foreign Language 6 3
Science 4 3
THTR 210 Theater: a Cultural Context 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60