Theatre

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Associate in Arts
Description: 

Provides a sound basis for understanding the theory and practice of acting, directing, or technical aspects of the theatrical arts. Offers experiences designed to prepare successful students for acceptance into prestigious acting and technical theatre schools in the United States and abroad. Within the 60 credit degree program choose one nine-credit emphasis from among acting, directing, or technical theatre.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Create research papaers and reviews using writing skills and research methods in the field of Theatre Arts
  • Evaluate theatre productions using standardized criteria
  • Describe the historical context of theatre, including how it relates to contemporary society and culture
  • Perform, direct, manage, or design a theatrical production
  • Work collaboratively to produce a theatrical production
  • Illustrate the specialized vocabulary within the Theatrical arts
  • Apply time management skills to accomplish theatrical production tasks

Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.

Degree-Specific Requirements: 
  1. Complete one course from the Wellness Group:

  2. Complete 8 Humanities credits from courses in:

    Art, Dance, English (except ENG-131, 132, 135), Foreign Language, Interior Design, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Science in Western Culture, Telecommunications, Speech, Theatre, World Religion

  3. Complete 8 Science and Mathematics credits from courses in:

    Astronomy, Atmospheric Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics

  4. Complete 8 Social Science credits from courses in:

    Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology

Required Support Courses

Minimum Credit Hours: 
9.0
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information

Year Established: 
1986
Program Code: 
DRTHE.AA...
Division: 
Fine and Applied Arts
Department: 
Theatre

Contact

Social Science, Arts, and Fitness Division • (313) 845-9625 • socialscience@hfcc.edu • Fine Arts Bldg • Room: F-140
George Popovich • (313) 845-6478 • popovich@hfcc.edu • Fine Arts Bldg • Room: F-127

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFC. Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFC. Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Wayne State University
  • Oakland University