Theatre Pathway Associate in Arts

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Whether you’re chasing the bright lights of Broadway or your sights are set on Tinsel Town, this well-rounded program sets the stage for you to go after your dreams—and get your big break. With a curriculum that combines hands-on experience with technical education, students can anticipate a seamless transition into the performing arts program at a university.

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Getting Started: Fall Term 2021

June 14:  Financial Aid

Aug. 16:  Application

Aug. 23:  Classes Begin

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  • Seamless transition: With your A.A. degree, you can stay at Seminole State to continue your progress toward a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand field.
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  • More than 100 University Transfer Pathways: Take prerequisite courses for majors in various fields from accounting to theater.
Theatre Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: THE-ATRE
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Pathway: THE-ATRE

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2021
This course will explore the dramatic form and structure of a play. Students will read and analyze the script in order to study the playwright's intentions, methods and meanings. The script will be examined as a blueprint for production and performance. This course partially fulfills the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course surveys the art of theatre. Students will learn about the process of creating theatre through study of the production process and the many artists who participate in the creation of theatre. Through videos and attendance at live theatre, students will also learn the various forms of theatre, such as tragedy and comedy and various modes of presentation, both presentational and representational. Students will also be introduced to theatre's historic roots and its diversity as expressed in various cultures throughout the globe. This course contains a reading and writing component. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B. E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
Theatre Production and Performance is open to all students of the College and is required of all theatre majors and minors. Theatre Production and Performance presents major productions throughout the year. Students gain credit through performing roles and technical work. May be repeated for credit five times.
This course is an introduction to the methods, tools and materials of scenery construction and stage lighting. Students will receive extensive experience in the theatre scene shop. Additional lab hours will be required.
This course is a study in the development, theory and practice of all areas of technical theatre production.
This course covers practical projects in scenic construction. Students will receive extensive experience in the theatre scene shop.
This course is an introduction to the principles of acting, including basic stage movement and theatre terminology. Work in the following areas will be studied: concentration, imagination, communication, improvisation, development of character, study of relationships and preparation for scene study.
This course covers study in the techniques of achieving a visual character through the application of stage make-up. The following make-up techniques are covered: straight, corrective, old-age, imaginative (clown and fantasy), three-dimensional (noses, warts, scars, wrinkling) and hair (beards, mustaches, eyebrows, sideburns). Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to the design process as it relates to the theatre. It includes study in design principles, script analysis and stylistic considerations. Students will learn basic skills culminating in conceptualizing and developing a design project.
This course is a continuation of the methods of fundamental stagecraft. Special emphasis on technical drawing and drafting for the stage as well as experience in the scene shop.
In this course students will learn to be simulated performers (patients, family members, healthcare workers, etc.) to prepare for employment as a standardized participant. This course is recommended for both performers and healthcare professionals to build interpersonal communication skills and a greater understanding of the behavioral aspects of patient care. Instruction will follow standards of best practices of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators.
This course covers the identification and application of physical technique for actors. The major emphasis of this course is to provide an expressive range of gesture, movement dynamics and use of space for the ability to interpret text analysis into physical characterization for the actor. The course also offers actors techniques for increased physical flexibility, alignment and control. This course is recommended for all public performers.
This course is a continuation of skills taught in Acting I. Areas to be covered include exercises to develop the actor's ability to interact with others, examination of the structure of the given circumstances of the text and its relationship to performance, continued work in character development, monologues and scene presentations and basic audition processes.
This course is designed for music and theatre students to implement songs and staging of musical theatre and opera scenes. Students will expand their knowledge of, and ability to perform, this genre-specific repertoire. Vocal instruction techniques will use musical theatre and operatic literature in solo and ensemble performances.
This course is an introduction to the art of directing in the theatre. Students will become aware of the responsibilities of the director in the areas of research and analysis, organization, blocking, coaching and communication. Students will direct actors in scenes.
The major emphasis of this course is to help individuals develop, maintain and improve their voice production via the right use of breathing, pitch and force. The minor emphasis is to help improve articulation. This course is recommended for all public performers.
This course is an application of techniques studied in Voice and Articulation I with emphasis on improving articulation and pronunciation. Consideration is given to an elementary study of phonetics.
Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Course. Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses.

Per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,538$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,400$11,489$10,300
Books and Supplies$1,000$810$1,000$1,200

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2021-22 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.