Communication Arts, A.A. - Theatre Option

Effective: Fall, 2016

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human communication that prepares them to continue academic study in the field.  In particular, students select specialized programs and related electives by choosing one of three degree program options:  Communication Studies, Journalism, or Theatre.  When selecting a Communication Arts program option, including courses and electives, the student should consult four-year transfer institution requirements.

The Theatre option is designed for students who wish to continue academic study in theatre, acting (for stage or film), directing, and/or technical theatre (lights, sound, set construction, etc.).  Students who wish to continue to a four-year degree in theatre or performance art should choose this option.

 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply basic theories and principles of human communication.
  • Apply the multiple skill sets which collaborate in the production of theatre and drama.
  • Explain the history of theatre and acting and how these reflect and absorb the political and social history of the world.
  • Apply theories of voice, movement and speech to the analysis and performance of a written text.

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First Semester (15-16 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - Composition I3
COMM 100 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
DRA 100 - Introduction to Theatre3
DRA 110 - Acting I3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
HIS 110 - American History I3
HIS 120 - American History II3
HIS 150 - World Civilizations I3
HIS 160 - World Civilizations II3
Electives
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry designated Science course (3-4 credits)

Second Semester (15-16 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
DRA 100 - Introduction to Theatre3
DRA 110 - Acting I3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MAT 120 - Modern College Mathematics3
MAT 121 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MAT 151 - College Algebra4
MAT 152 - Precalculus4
MAT 160 - Calculus I4

Third Semester (15-16 credits)

CoursesCredits
DRA 116 - Stagecraft3
Electives
Program Option Elective (3 credits)
Humanities Elective (3 credits)
Humanities Elective (foreign language recommended) (3 credits)
Science or Mathematics Elective (3-4 credits)

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

Electives
Program Option Elective (3 credits)
Social Science Elective (3 credits)
Humanities Elective (3 credits)
Humanities Elective (foreign language recommended) (3 credits)
Open Elective (3 credits)
Notes

Program Option Electives: DRA 105, DRA 111, DRA 130, ENG 207, ENG 222, HUM 141, HUM 142 

Total Credits: 61-63