Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101 English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102 English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Select one course) 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C.
Creative Expression (Select one course)1
3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Select one course from 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E.2 3
Subtotal 30

Requirements for the Major

All students majoring in the Theatre A.S. Degree Program (Concentration: Acting) must complete 21-23 credits in consultation concerning concentration with a departmental adviser as follows:

Sub-Total: 21-23 credits

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
SP-211: Speech Communication3 3
HE-101: Introduction to Health Education
or
HE-102: Health Behavior & Society
1-2
One course in PE-400 or PE-500 series or DAN-100 series 1
Laboratory Science4: BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 5-7

Electives

Courses Credits

Free electives

0-3
Subtotal 0-3

Total Credits Required

60

Concentrations

Acting Concentration

Students select 21-23 credits in consultation concerning Concentration with a departmental adviser as follows:

Courses Credits
The following courses are required
TH-121: Introduction to Acting for the Major 3
TH-151: Voice and Movement for the Actor 2
TH-131: Stagecraft I 3
TH-132: Practicum in Stagecraft I 1
TH-111: Introduction to Theatre 3
TH-221: Acting II or TH-231: Stagecraft II or TH-152: Standard Speech for Stage, Film, Television & Digital Media 3

6-8 Credits From:

The remaining credits may be selected from any courses in the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, including those above not already taken or:


1 Recommended: select from area different from concentration (ARTH-100ARTH-128 including ARTH-202 & ARTH-225, or DAN-111, or MUS-101 , or MUS-102, or SP-471, or SP-472, or TH-111).

2 Recommended: select course from 2C in concentration discipline.

3 Students who have taken SP-211 in the Common Core are recommended to take a Foreign Language course; or HIST-110, HIST-111, HIST-112; or a Social Sciences course.

4 Students who have taken a STEM Variant course in the Common Core 1C have fulfilled this requirement.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Degree Pathway

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Theatre - Acting Concentration- Catalog Year 2017-18

Theatre Majors should not register for evening courses, courses that begin or end after 6:00pm, so as to participate in productions, co-, and extra-, curricular department activities; should not register for TH-120 (Non-Majors Acting Course), if TH-121 (Majors Acting Course) is not available; who wish to be cast in department productions, should not register for courses on Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:10pm-6:40pm. Students cast in productions will be registered for Theatre Elective TH-122 or TH-222 Actor's Workshop I & II (3 cr.); should always meet with their assigned Theatre Faculty Mentor, prior to registering for courses.

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

TH-121 Introduction to Acting for the Major

3

Pre-req.: must be a Theatre Arts Major

TH-131 Stagecraft I

3

TH-151 Vocal Production and Movement for the Actor

2

One course in PE-400, PE-500, or DAN-100 series

1

SP 211 Speech Communication

(or other selection from  Flexible Core 2.B. - U.S. in its Diversity) 

3

Pre-req. for SP 211: remedial speech if required

Check Individual course pre-requisites and co-requisites

Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL-101 or placement

TH-221 Acting II

3

Pre-req.: TH-121 or TH-120 with department permission

TH-132 Practicum in Stagecraft I

1

Pre-req.: TH-131

TH-111 Introduction to Theatre (may be taken to fulfill Flexible Core 2. A, B, C, D, or E) - Students who take TH 111 in the Common Core should take another three credits in the major)

3

Pre-req.: for TH-111: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption; check pre-requisites and co-requisites for other individual courses

HIST-218 Ancient Greek History

(or other selection from Flexible Core 2. A. - World Cultures and Global Issues)

3

Pre-req. or co-req. for all HIST classes: ENGL 101.

Check individual course pre-requisites and co-requisites

HE-101 Introduction to Heath Education or

HE-102 Health, Behavior and Society

1-2

Students may not receive credit for both HE-101 and 102; Co-req.: for HE -102: BE-122 /226 if required

Total credits for the term

14 - 15


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Theatre Electives - See Note 5

5-6

MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society (or other selection from Required Core 1.B. - Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

Flexible Core 2.C.: Creative Expression (Recommended: select from an area different from the concentration: ARTH 101 -128, ARTH 202, ARTH 225; DAN 111; or MUS 101 (formerly MU 110), or MUS 102 (formerly MU 120))

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

SP 211, or if SP 211 is taken to fulfill 2.B., students are recommended to take one course in Foreign Languages or HIST-110, HIST-111, or HIST-112, or a Social Science course from ANTH, CRIM-101 or 102, ECON, SOCY, PLSC, or PSYC, or with department permission may receive a waiver to select an elective within the major)

3

Pre-req.: for SP-211: remedial speech if required; for Foreign Language course: placement; for Social Sciences courses: BE-122/226 if required; for HIST courses: ENGL-101

Total credits for the term

14 - 15


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Theatre Electives - See Note 5

2-4

Theatre Elective (or other selection from Free Elective)

1-3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

CH-106 Chemistry and the Arts (STEM)

3-4

None

Science Laboratory Course (students who take a STEM 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement)

0-1

Co-req.: for Non-STEM 3-credit Science courses: Science Laboratory Course: BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, or PH-112

SOCY-125 Sociology & the Arts (or other selection from Flexible Core 2. D. - Individual & Society)

3

Pre-req.(and/or) co-req.: BE-122 (or BE-126) or satisfactory score on CUNY/ACT test; check pre-requisites and co-requisites for other individual courses

Flexible Core 2.E. - Scientific World (select one course)

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

15 - 17

Total credits required for the A.S. in Theatre: Acting

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. Indicate if any courses are only offered in the fall or spring terms
  5. Theatre Electives include the following courses: ENGL 203 Readings in Drama; SP 230 Video Production I, SP 321 Oral Performance for the Actor and Speaker, TH 134 Stage Makeup, TH 232 Practicum in Stagecraft II, TH 122 Actors Workshop I, TH 222 Actors Workshop II, TH 133 Theatre Production and Design I, TH 135 Costume Construction, TH 233 Theatre Production and Design II, TH 235 Stage Management, SP 274 Introduction to Electronic Media, SP 275 Media Criticism, SP 471 American Film History I, SP 472 American Film History II, or TH 221 Acting II (if not already taken), TH 231 Stagecraft II, or TH 152 Standard Speech for Stage, Film, Television & Digital Media

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Theatre: Acting - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

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