Speech/Theatre

Curriculum VPA.THE.AA (U224A22)

The Speech/Theatre curriculum outlined here, is well-suited for students interested in theatre as an artistic form of human communication. Students will explore aesthetic and practical aspects of the theatre process. These courses are especially appropriate for students who are interested in pursuing careers in such aspects of theatre as acting, directing, producing, stagecraft, scenic design, stage management and education.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

SPE 130

Introduction to Theatre or

 

 

SPE 135

Stagecraft*

3

 

SPE 161

Acting I

3

 

 

General education and/or electives

2

 

 

 

17

Semester Two

#

ENG 202

Introduction to Drama

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

 

SPE 130

Introduction to Theatre or

 

 

SPE 135

Stagecraft*

3

#

SPE 162

Acting II

3

 

 

General education/Humanities & Fine Arts

 

 

 

Suggested electives (ART 111◊ or ART 112◊)

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics

3

 

 

 

18

Semester Three

#

SPE 113

Small Group Communication

3

 

SPE 141

Introduction to Performance Studies

3

 

 

General education/Physical Science

4

 

 

Electives

3

 

 

 

13

Semester Four

 

HIS 151

History of the United States to 1877 or

 

 

PSC 150

American National Politics

3

 

 

General education/Life Science

4

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

Electives

6

 

 

 

16

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AA degree

37-41

Speech/Theatre courses or other electives for AA degree

23-27

See SPE course descriptions.

Recommended electives include: Drawing (ART 117◊), Music (MUS 181◊, Applied Voice), Dance (DAN 110◊), Literature (ENG 101◊, ENG 103◊, ENG 105◊), Speech/Theatre (SPE 296◊) History, Psychology and Sociology.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597