Theatre

The Associate of Arts Theatre degree at Grayson College is designed for transfer to four-year institutions and is part of the Arts & Humanities Career Pathway. However, all students are advised to counsel with the university/college of their choice to determine if all courses recommended by Grayson College are applicable to that institution’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.


 

Associate of Arts - Theatre

The Associate of Arts Degree requires that TSI requirements are met.

Subject Semester Hours
Mathematics Core 3
ENGL1301 (Composition I) 3
American History Core 3
DRAM 1351 Acting I (only offered in Fall) 3
DRAM 1121 Theatre Practicum 2 (Must take with Acting 1) 1
DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I (only offered in Fall) 3
DRAM 1120 Theatre Practicum 1 (Must take with Stagecraft 1) 1
Communication Core 3
American History Core 3
DRAM 1310 Intro to Theatre Majors/Honors Section (Honors section only offered in Spring) 3
DRAM 1352 Acting II (only offered in Spring must have taken Acting 1) 3
DRAM 2121 Theatre Practicum 4 (Must take with Acting II) 1
DRAM 2120 Theatre Practicum 3 1
Government/Political Science Core 3
Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
Life & Physical Sciences Lab (CAO) 1
Social/Behavioral Science Core 3
Component Area Option Core 3
DRAM 1341 Make-up (only offered in Fall) 3
DRAM 1120 Theatre Practicum 1 or DRAM 1121 Theatre Practicum 2 1
Government/Political Sciences Core 3
Component Area Option Core 1
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core 3
Life & Physical Science Core 3
Life & Physical Science Lab (CAO) 1
DRAM 2120 Theatre Practicum 3 or DRAM 2121 Theatre Practicum 4 1
total: 60

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

Students earning an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree at Grayson College must complete 42 hours of a state mandated Core Curriculum in addition to major courses and electives in their particular area of interest. Following are the Core Curriculum Component Areas, click here for allowable courses within each component area.


Component Areas

Required Hours

010 Communication 

6

020 Mathematics

3

030 Life and Physical Sciences

6

040 Language, Philosophy, and Culture

3

050 Creative Arts

3

060 American History

6

070 Government/Political Science

6

080 Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

090 Component Area Option

6

Total

42

 

Laboratory course for extensive participation in theatre activities including use of scenery, lighting, properties, and other facets of technical theatre. May be repeated one time for credit. To be taken concurrently with DRAM 1330.

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Practicum in theater open to all students with an emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. Lab to be taken concurrently with DRAM 1351. May be repeated one time for credit.

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Survey of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to other art forms. Participation in productions may be required. Designed as a humanities requirement for theatre and non-theatre majors.

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Principles, practices, and exercises in awareness, relaxation, freedom, flexibility, and expressiveness in the actor's physical instrument.

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Study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production that may include one or more of the following: theater facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound, and theatrical management.

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Design and execution of makeup for the purpose of developing believable characters. Includes discussion of basic makeup principles and practical experience of makeup application.

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An introduction to the fundamental principles and tools of acting as used in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. This may include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theater terminology. This exploration will emphasize the development of the actor's instrument: voice, body and imagination. (R)

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Exploration and further training within the basic principles and tools of acting, including an emphasis on critical analysis of oneself and others. The tools include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theater terminology. This will continue the exploration of the development of the actor's instrument: voice, body and imagination. (R)

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Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

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Practicum in theater open to all students with an emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.May be repeated one time for credit. Lab to be taken concurrently DRAM 1352

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Continued study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production that may include one or more of the following: theater facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound and theatrical management.

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Principles, practices, and exercises in awareness, relaxation, freedom, flexibility, and expressiveness in the actor's vocal instrument

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Examination of foundational skills for understanding the structure and content of play scripts for interpretation and conceptualization in theater productions by directors, designers, actors, and technicians. Introduces students to significant plays in the history of dramatic literature in the playwright's social and cultural context.

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An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of drama.

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Last updated: 01/25/2021