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Theatre Arts - Performance

Theatre Arts - Performance

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. 

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an associate degree in Theatre Performance, a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate auditioning and performance skills and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of all theatre personnel and use correct terminology.
  • Analyze a play's structure, character, themes and production values.
  • Differentiate among major periods in theatre history.
Course Title Credits
ENG 1111 English I 3
THE 1111 Stagecraft I 3
THE 1130 Theatre Appreciation 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
-- MTH elective* 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
THE 1121 Theatre Technology Practicum I 1
ENG 1112 English II 3
THE 1133 Script Analysis 3
THE 2201 Acting I 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I  
or COM 1120 Public Speaking I  
or COM 1170 Small Group Communication 3
-- Social Science elective** 3
THE 1101 Acting Practicum I 1
THE 2241 Theatre History I 3
-- ASL, SPN, or FRN 3
-- Natural Science*** 4
-- THE elective**** 3
THE 1102 Acting Practicum II 1
THE 2242 Theatre History II 3
-- Social Science elective** 3
-- Natural Science*** 4
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
THE 2202 Acting II 3
THE 2103 Acting Practicum III 1
  Total credit hours 64
*Choose from:  MTH 1070, MTH 1280, MTH 1340, MTH 2100, MTH 2200, or MTH 2220

**Choose from course offerings in ECO, GEO, PLS, PSY, SOC, RST

***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. 

****Choose from THE 1115, THE 2110, THE 2230, THE 2235, or THE 2280.

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 CoursesAll 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.