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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Theatre Arts, Certificate of Competency

Effective: Fall, 2017

The Certificate of Competency in Theatre Arts is designed for students who wish to have sufficient theatre training to be able to pursue a career in the theatre, or who wish to apply for certain graduate level theatre training programs which accept students without a B.A. All Theatre Arts courses are transferable for those students who wish to pursue a B.A. in Theatre or Communication Arts.  In the Theatre Arts Certificate of Competency program, students are given a strong background in a broad range of theatre skills, including acting, set construction and design, lighting design, costume and make-up design, and theatre history.  Students may then choose from elective courses in Theatre Arts to complete the requirements for the Certificate of Competency.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the global history of Theatre, its major genres and trends, and most influential practitioners.
  • Analyze and critique plays and scripts.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic theories and techniques of acting.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of set, lighting, costume, and make-up design.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of tool usage and safety.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within a group of diverse talents and skills to bring play or script to performance.

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Second Semester (6 credits)

DRA 100 - Introduction to Theatre3
DRA 110 - Acting I3

Third Semester (3 credits)

DRA 111 - Acting II3

Total Credits: 19

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