The Theatre program introduces students to skills and knowledge necessary to begin a career in the theatre. Classes lay the foundation for a concrete approach to working in the theatre by exposing students to fully-produced plays, devised theatre, and theatre for social justice. Students gain vital practical skills and insight that prepares them not only to work in theatre but to engage with the world in which we live. Skills learned and applied in theatre productions can be transferred to many other fields. Additionally, through a partnership with the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), students have the opportunity to observe and work with top theatre and entertainment professionals on their theatrical projects.
Skills You Will Learn
What makes this major unique?
Students develop production skills through a combination of classroom training and theatre experience. Studying classic and modern plays is part of every students’ program.
Students also gain a foundation in academic theatre. Studies include the ability to analyze, critically assess and write about theatre through rigorous courses in theatre history, dramatic analysis and the contemporary New York theatre scene.
This balanced approach to the AS in Theatre degree provides students with a strong foundation in which to pursue a career in performance or production (acting, design, directing, stage managing, producing) or a scholarly career (critic, dramaturge, historian, teacher, playwright). Even if a student chooses not to pursue a career in theatre, these skills are transferable to many other fields.
The Theatre Program at LaGuardia Community College encourages students to transfer to a four-year college upon graduation. While this is not necessary to begin a career in theatre, the program believes that it will foster stronger artists and collaborators. By completing a four-year degree, students will be able to explore and study theatre more deeply. They will gain greater knowledge, and greater experience that will help them begin a career in whichever path of theatre they choose.
The Theatre Program recognizes that many students begin their education with a goal of becoming a professional actor. While this may be possible, the program encourages its majors to also explore some of the many other job opportunities that exist in the world of theatre.
The Theatre Program takes advantage of its location in New York City by providing many opportunities to introduce students to the professional world of theatre through classroom visits by working artists and administrators, theatre tours, internship opportunities, discounted and/or free tickets to performances, etc.
A. REQUIRED CORE: 12 credits
English: 6 credits
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits
Select one of the following courses:
Life & Physical Sciences: 3 credits
Select one of the following courses:
B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 18 credits
Select one course from each of the five flexible core categories AND one additional course from any flexible core category
Students are advised to select one Urban Study course to complete college requirement. To complete the degree requirements from the Flexible Core, students are advised to select courses from the recommended course selections listed on the program website. Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline.
|HAF090 First Year Seminar for Theater and Photography||0|
|Theater Required: 24 Credits|
|HUT101 Art of Theatre||3|
|HUT110 Acting I||3|
|HUT111 Acting II||3|
|HUT115 Script Analysis||3|
|HUT122 Introduction to Design for the Theatre||3|
|HUT210 Theatre: Pre-history to Renaissance||3|
|HUT250 Voice and Movement for the Stage||3|
|HUT299 Experiential Learning in Theatre||3|
|Theater Electives: 6 Credits|
|Select two of the following courses:|
|HUT175 Directing for the Stage||3|
|HUT195 Theatre Production Workshop||3|
|HUM201 American Musical Theatre Workshop 1||1|
|HUM202 American Musical Theatre Workshop 2||2|
|HUT220 Contemporary Latina/o Theatre||3|
|HUT230 Acting III: Auditioning||3|
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