This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.
Performance majors focus on acting, voice, movement, as well as general education theatre topics like theatre history and script analysis. Performance students will most likely transfer to a university program with a performance focus or may choose a non-technical theatre area of study like playwriting or directing.
Students have the opportunity to perform in theatrical productions each semester in either the Turner Studio Theatre or Kuss Auditorium located in the Clark State Performing Arts Center. Students majoring in Performance must audition for program productions as part of their coursework.
**Choose from course offerings in ECO, GEO, PLS, PSY, SOC, RST
***Choose from: ENG 1600, ENG 2250, ENG 2300, ENG 2500, ENG 2610, or ENG 2620
****Choose from course offerings in BIO, CHM, GLG, PHY. Choose one most suited to your transfer institution. Choose from those listed under the Natural & Physical Sciences Transfer Module.
Global AwarenessIn recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the College also requires that students receiving the Associate of Arts degree take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting the requirement are identified in the College catalog. The classes will typically be in the Concentration/Elective area, but may also fulfill requirements in Areas 2 - 6 above.
Advanced CoursesIn addition to the Capstone Seminar, all students pursuing an AA degree are required to complete at least 6 credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. The classes will typically be in the Concentration/Elective area, but may also fulfill requirements in Areas 2 - 6 above.
In order to finish a Theatre Arts - Performance degree in two years, full-time students should have completed all prerequisites and have no college preparatory requirements. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking preparatory courses will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisor for help planning their schedules.