Education - Secondary: Theater/Drama - AA

FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES

Contact: CHARLENE WIDENER Widenerc@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3544
Department Chair: CHARLENE WIDENER Widenerc@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3544

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 66 credit hours.

First Semester

Course Title Credits
ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1

Experiences designed to help with the transition into college life; exploration of essential techniques for success as a college student.

EN101 English Composition IA 3

Essentials of composition. Emphasis is placed on practice in writing expository paragraphs and themes and in using the techniques of research. Selected readings for models and criticism are used. Based on placement scores, students may be required to enroll in EN100 English Composition IB and EN099 Elements of Writing instead of EN101. Additionally, honors students may elect to take EN103H Honors English Composition I in lieu of EN101.
Pre-Reqs: Asset Writing Score of 45 or above, or ACT English Score of 20 to 36, or Compass Writing Score of 76 or above

TH115 Theatre Appreciation 3

A study of the background of the theatre including, but not limited to, a historical overview of the theatre, selected play script readings from historical periods, surveys of playwrights and their times and critical analyses of play scripts read.

TH116 Introduction to Acting 3

For the beginning actor, using physical and vocal exercises, improvisation, study of acting methods and theories, and selected roles and scenes; techniques for relaxation, total concentration, dedication and research for role analysis; critical analysis of the genre of theatre stressed.

TH118 Stagecraft 3

Construction of technical aspects of departmental theatre productions, including design considerations of properties, sound, scenery, lighting, special effects and stage management with emphasis on practical results through crew work on the public performances of each production.

Necessary Skills Options 1
Course Title Credits
BU107 Personal Finance 3.00

BU112 Creative Problem Solving Strategies 3.00

BU118 Introduction to Leadership 3.00

BU120 Job Search/Retention 1.00

BU121 Customer Service/Professional Image 3.00

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED105H Honors Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED110 Career Decision Making 1.00

ED115 College Orientation and Career Exploration 2.00

ED118 Introduction to Leadership 3.00

HE202 Nutrition 3.00

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS105 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS135 Essentials of Web Interaction 2.00

IS137 Website Ethics and Security 3.00

PE106 First Aid and CPR 2.00

PE122 Rhythms I 2.00

PE123 Rhythms II 2.00

PE124 Aquatic Fitness 1.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00

PE127 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts II 1.00

PE130 Beginning Bowling 1.00

PE131 Advanced Bowling 1.00

PE137 Beginning Swimming 1.00

PE138 Intermediate Swimming 1.00

PE140 Badminton/Tennis 1.00

PE141 Volleyball/Slow Pitch Softball 1.00

PE142 Flag Football/Basketball 1.00

PE145 Golf 1.00

PE146 Beginning Horsemanship 1.00

PE148 Karate I 1.00

PE149 Handball and Racquetball 1.00

PE150 Karate II 1.00

PE151 Social Dance-Beginning 1.00

PE152 Social Dance-Advanced 1.00

PE153 Modern Jazz 1.00

PE156 Aerobic Dance 1.00

PE157 Advanced Horsemanship 1.00

PE173 Fitness for Life 1.00

SH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

SH220 Persuasive Communication 3.00

SH225 Argumentation and Advocacy 3.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

TH205 Theatre Performance Ensemble 1
Course Title Credits
TH205 Theatre Performance Ensemble 1.00

Theatre Practicum 1
Course Title Credits
TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TH132 Theatre Practicum II 1.00

TH133 Theatre Practicum III 1.00

TH134 Theatre Practicum IV 1.00

Semester Total - 16

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
ED201 Introduction to Education 3

An examination of professional education for students considering a career in teaching including history and philosophy of education, legal and ethical issues, governance and finance issues.
Pre-Reqs: PS102 Human Growth and Development, and a GPA of 2.5 or higher

ED201L Introduction to Education Practicum 1

Practical experience observing and working as a student aide in a public school classroom using skills and theories addressed in ED201 Introduction to Education; development of a general understanding of the teaching profession through observation and practice which will provide a foundation for subsequent courses in education, and a career in education.
Pre-Reqs: PS102 Human Growth and Development, and a GPA of 2.5 or higher

EN102 English Composition II 3

Compositions of techniques of persuasive and research writing, and critical reading and writing on selected thematic units.
Pre-Reqs: EN103 English Composition I with a grade of C or higher, or EN101 English Composition IA with a grade of C or higher, or EN100 English Comp IB with a grade of C or higher

TH121 Advanced Acting 3

A continued development of methods and techniques begun in TH116 Introduction to Acting with emphasis placed on script analysis and scene preparation, acting styles from period plays and contemporary vocal and movement techniques.
Pre-Reqs: TH116 Acting I with a grade of C or better

TH201 Stage/Television Lighting 3

Elements of lighting design for theater and/or television/film/video applications, theatrical lighting equipment, control systems and creation of corresponding technical schedules and drawings necessary for design and control.

TH205 Theatre Performance Ensemble 1
Course Title Credits
TH205 Theatre Performance Ensemble 1.00

Theatre Practicum 1
Course Title Credits
TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TH132 Theatre Practicum II 1.00

TH133 Theatre Practicum III 1.00

TH134 Theatre Practicum IV 1.00

Semester Total - 15

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
MA106 College Algebra 3

Theory of equations, functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, determinants and matrices.
Pre-Reqs: Accuplacer Score of 75 or higher, or Compass Algebra Score of 48 or higher, or MA105 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 21 or higher

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

SH101 Public Speaking 3

Principles and practices of oral communication that will help the student develop skills in communication and acquire an understanding of oral communication as a vital human skill and activity.

TH119 Stage Makeup 3

Study and practice of the basic application of stage make-up including character analysis, anatomy, materials and special make-up techniques and problems.

TH122 Voice and Diction 3

Improving the speaking voice by gaining control over articulation, enunciation and pronunciation; anatomy of speaking mechanism, the International Phonetic Alphabet and nuances of regional or foreign accents and dialects; performance-oriented but practical for non-performing students who wish to improve their speaking abilities.

TH205 Theatre Performance Ensemble 1
Course Title Credits
TH205 Theatre Performance Ensemble 1.00

Theatre Practicum 1
Course Title Credits
TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TH132 Theatre Practicum II 1.00

TH133 Theatre Practicum III 1.00

TH134 Theatre Practicum IV 1.00

Semester Total - 17

Fourth Semester

Course Title Credits
EN207 Introduction to Shakespeare 3

A course in reading, with special attention to Shakespeare's use of language, image, and motif as they create a theme. Emphasis is placed upon critical reading both in class discussion and composition.
Pre-Reqs: EN101 English Composition IA with a grade of C or higher, or EN100 English Comp IB with a grade of C or higher, or EN103 English Composition I with a grade of C or higher

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3

Analysis of single variable and bivariable data; probability distribution; normal probability distributions; sampling distributions; statistical inference involving one and two populations; chi-square applications.
Pre-Reqs: MA106 College Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or MA109 Pre-Calculus Math with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 23 to 36

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3

A survey of the theories of and current research into the psychological development of individuals from birth to death focusing on the progressive changes experienced in the physical, cognitive and social-emotional domains of life.
Pre-Reqs: PS100 General Psychology

TH117 Scene Design 3

Principles of scale, perspective and foreshortening as applied to scenic design; exercises in model building and drafting or sketching a theatrical design.

Biology Options 4
Course Title Credits
BI101 General Biology 4.00

BI104 Biology I 5.00

TH205 Theatre Performance Ensemble 1
Course Title Credits
TH205 Theatre Performance Ensemble 1.00

Theatre Practicum 1
Course Title Credits
TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TH132 Theatre Practicum II 1.00

TH133 Theatre Practicum III 1.00

TH134 Theatre Practicum IV 1.00

Semester Total - 18

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average full-time student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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