Theatre-Performance Concentration (DRAM) or Theatre-Technical Concentration (TDRA) – Community College of Rhode Island

Theatre-Performance Concentration (DRAM) Theatre-Technical Concentration (TDRA)

Associate in Fine Arts Degree (AFA_FINE)

theatre studentsStudents who wish to major in Theatre follow a curriculum that includes a study of both fine arts and the humanities. The curriculum is flexible enough to serve both students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or professional schools and students who wish to pursue a career in a related field.

theatre students and facultyTwo curriculum sequences are available. The Performance concentration is recommended for students who wish to pursue a career as a performer. The Technical concentration is recommended for those who wish to pursue a career as a designer/technician. Either track is appropriate for those planning to transfer to a Bachelor of Fine Arts program in theatre. Students enrolled in the CCRI degree program should work closely (starting in their first semester) with an adviser from the CCRI Theatre faculty who is familiar with the program and its transfer requirements. All students must participate in the CCRI Theatre productions.

Note: Where possible, take courses in the order they appear starting with the 1000 level and moving up to the 2000 level. Take a balance between Fine Arts courses and Liberal Arts courses each semester. Theatre courses are demanding and require serious effort and time. Full-time students should take a minimum 15 to 16 credits each semester. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

For more information visit the Theatre website.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE - Performance Concentration

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE - Technical Concentration

Total General Education Requirements Credits 21

Major Core Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
THEA 1140 Acting I   3
THEA 1125 Play Analysis for Production   3
THEA 1130 Origins of Theatre   3
THEA 1120
OR THEA 1180
Stagecraft
OR Stage Lighting and Sound Production
  3
THEA 1080 Introduction to Costuming   3
THEA Elective Theatre Arts Elective   3
ENGL 1270 Contemporary Drama   3
ENGL 1280 Dramatic Literature   3
Production Requirement Administered by department Must be fulfilled  

Total Major Core Requirements Credits 24

For Performance Concentration Students
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 1110 Voice and Articulation   3
THEA 1170 Theatrical Make-up   3
THEA 2140 Acting II   3
THEA 1160 Movement for Actors   3
THEA 1470
OR 1480
Dance II Jazz and Tap 
OR Dance I
  1
Fine Arts Elective Music or Art Course
OR THEA 1470 – Dance II Jazz and Tap
OR THEA 1480 – Dance 1 
  3

Total For Performance Concentration Students Credits 16


For Technical Concentration Students
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
ARTS 1520 Art History: Renaissance to Modern   3
ENGT 1060 AutoCAD (Basic)   2
ARTS 1010 Drawing I   3
ARTS 1510 Art History: Ancient to Medieval   3
THEA 1170
OR THEA 1120
OR THEA 1180
Makeup
OR Stagecraft
OR Stage Lighting and Sound Production
  3
THEA 2200 Theatre Graphics   3

Total For Technical Concentration Students Credits 17

Total Program Credits, Performance: 61 | Technical: 62

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Last Updated: 5/6/19