Requirements for the A.S. Degree

degree program course listing table
Common Core Requirements Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A: ENGL-101, English Composition I 3
  ENGL-102, English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Select one course from I.B) 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C: Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course from I.C) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course from II.A) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course from II.B) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C1: Creative Expression (Select one course from 2C1)
Recommended: select from area different from concentration
3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D: Individual & Society (Select one course from 2D) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E: Scientific World (Select one course from 2E) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D or 2E: (select one course2) 3
Subtotal 30
Requirements for the Major
All students majoring in the Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Theatre must complete 21-23 credits in Theatre requirements and electives as outlined below.
The following courses are required (12 credits):
TH-121 Introduction to Acting for the Major
TH-151 Voice and Movement for the Actor
TH-131 Stagecraft I
TH-132 Practicum in Stagecraft I
TH-111 Introduction to Theatre
One of the following courses (3 Credits):
TH-221 Acting II
TH-231 Stagecraft II
TH-152 Standard Speech for Stage, Film, Television & Digital Media
The remaining 6-8 credits may be selected from any courses in the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, including those above not already taken.
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
Subtotal 21-23
Additional Major Requirements
SP-2113 Speech Communication4 3
HE-101
or
HE-102
Introduction to Health Education

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
Free electives 0-3
Subtotal 0-3
Total Credits Required 60

1 Recommended: select from area different from concentration (ARTH-100—ARTH-128 including ARTH-202 & ARTH-225, or DAN-111, or MU-110 , or MU-120, 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 HI-110, HI-11, HI-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.

Sections of the following courses denoted as “WI” may be taken to partially satisfy the Writing Intensive Requirement: ARTH-100, ARTH-101, ARTH-120, ARTH-202; MU-110; SP-142, SP-433, SP-275, SP-434, TH-111, TH-120, TH-221, DAN-111, BI-140, BI-202, GE-101, GE-125, CH-101, CH-102, CH-110, CH-111; MA-301, MA-321; ECON-101, ECON-102, SOCY-101, SOCY-230, SOCY-275, PLSC-101, PLSC-180, PSYC-101, PSYC-220, PHIL-101, PHIL-130, PHIL-140; HI-110, HI-111, HI-112, HI-127, HI-128; LF-401, LG-401, LI-401, LS-402; HE-102; PH-110

Recommended Course Sequence

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: Technical Theatre 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-231 Stagecraft II

3

Pre-req.: TH-131

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) (see note if a non-STEM course is taken)

3-4

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: Technical Theatre 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, TH 231 Stagecraft II (if not already taken), or TH 152 Standard Speech for Stage, Film, Television & Digital Media

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