Associate in Arts
Arts and Communication
Orchard Ridge Campus
The Theatre program is an Associate in Arts degree with a concentration in Theatre. This program includes performance and the technical aspects of theatre, including theory and practical experience. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, enter a specialized school of acting, or enter the professional entertainment industry.
Graduating from this program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.
All courses that satisfy MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. All courses comprising the 62 credits required for the degree must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs, and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and an advisor at the intended transfer institution.
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|Fine Arts / Humanities||3-5|
|Required Specialty Courses|
|THE 15611||Introduction to Theatre||3|
|THE 1571||Acting I||3|
|THE 1580||Acting II||3|
|THE 1583||Movement for the Actor||3|
|THE 1585||Acting for Film||3|
|THE 1587||Audition and the Business of Acting||3|
|THE 1701||Theatre Activity||1|
|THE 1702||Theatre Activity||2|
|Complete 12 credits from the following courses:||12|
|Oral Interpretation of Literature||3|
|Introduction to Literature: Poetry and Drama||3|
|William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories and Sonnets||3|
|Introduction to Playwriting and Screenwriting||3|
|Introduction to Film||3|
|Dance - Modern||1|
|Dance - Ballet||1|
|Jazz Dance I||1|
|Voice for the Actor||3|
|Theatre Production and Technology||3|
|Fundamentals of Directing||3|
Any Topics in Theatre Course: THE-2101-2107 (See Course List Below)
Any Topics in Technical Theatre Course: THE-2111-2113 (See Course List Below)
|Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses||61-69|
|Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Must be completed from courses numbered 1000 through 2999.||0-1|
|Total Credit Hours||62-69|
Course may be used to meet Fine Arts / Humanities requirement.
Course may be used to meet Communications requirement.
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.
Topics in Theatre
|THE 2101||Topics in Theatre: Advanced Acting for Film||2|
|THE 2102||Topics in Theatre: Advanced Scene Study||2|
|THE 2103||Topics in Theatre: Acting Shakespeare||3|
|THE 2104||Topics in Theatre: Children's Theatre Production||3|
|THE 2105||Topics in Theatre: Improvisation II||3|
|THE 2106||Topics in Theatre||1-3|
|THE 2107||Topics in Theatre||1-3|
Topics in Technical Theatre
|THE 2111||Topics in Technical Theatre||1-3|
|THE 2112||Topics in Technical Theatre: Hair & Make-Up Design and Application||2|
|THE 2113||Topics in Technical Theatre||1-3|