2019-2020 College Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2021  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theater Option, Humanities, A.A.

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Students who wish to specialize in acting or musical theater should select this option. Upon successful completion of the option, students will be prepared for the rigors of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or his/her immediate entry into the market place. This option provides students an opportunity to select a career path in either acting or musical theater. The student will focus on and receive the fundamental and advanced acting skills or voice skills along with the practical training necessary for success in improvisation, basic and advanced character development, movement and auditioning techniques. The skills students develop in this option will prove valuable in career fields such as sales, government, public relations and broadcasting.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Examine the history, traditions, and literary richness of theater
  • Research and organize the text to clearly, critically and creatively make logical decisions and choices on character development
  • Evaluate information from a variety of sources for efficient and effective creative expression
  • Communicate effectively through oral, physical, and aesthetic interpretation and interaction with the text, cast and audience
  • Apply basic principles of stage performance, design, and technical skills
  • Apply advanced principles of stage performance, design, and technical skills (Acting Specialization)
  • Produce an optimal vocal quality and sound for any number of musical styles, interpretations or techniques (Musical Theater Specialization)


General Education - 45-48 credits

As described in the General Education  section of the catalog and as identified below:

The following Humanities general education courses are recommended for students choosing this program:

Career Studies - 12 credits as described below:

Career Studies - 6 credits from among the following:

Students seeking to specialize in Musical Theater should select the following:

Students seeking to specialize in Acting should select the following:

Elective - 0-3 credits


Total credits required for degree: 60

Program Code for registration: HUTHT

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Suggested Sequence - Humanities A.A. Theater Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Semester 1 - Fall Term

Total credits: 15-16

Total credits: 15-16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total credits: 16-17

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total credits: 12-15

Sequence Notes:

(1) A minimum of 12 credits is required from the Mathematics , Science  or Technological Competency  knowledge areas.

Transfer Information

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Degree Audit Information

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