Theatre

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Theatre Designation

The Associate of Arts degree in theatre is a two-year program designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in theatre or a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. In this program you will explore various elements of theatrical production including performance, design and literature. The theatre department also offers humanities, performance and dramatic literature courses open to both beginning and advanced levels.

Career paths for theatre degree holders include media, public relations, law, marketing, advertising, teaching and design.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 2 4
Choose One Theatre Course 3
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1 3  
Development of Theatre Greek to Renaissance: GT-AH1  
Choose One Theatre Course 3
Stagecraft I  
Intermediate Acting I  
Theatre Lighting and Design  
Set Design for Film & Theatre  
Theatre: Sound Operation and Design I  
Stage Properties  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
US History Since 1945: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
THE 108 Theatre Script Analysis: GT-AH1 3
THE 111 Acting I 3
THE 212 Development of Theatre Restoration to Modern: GT-AH1 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 1 3
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
THE 116 Technical Theatre 3
Choose One Theatre Production Class 3
Theatre Production I  
Theatre Production II  
Theatre Production III  
Theatre Production IV  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
American Government: GT-SS1  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Anthropology of Religion: GT-SS3  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Choose One Natural and Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1~GT-SC2) 3
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2  
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Principles of Animal Biology: GT-SC2  
Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2  
Choose One Elective 3
Introduction to the Entertainment Industry 5  
Theater Voice and Diction 5  
Comedy 5  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Creative Writing I GT-AH1  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
THE 215 Playwriting: GT-AH1 3
MUS 151 Ensemble I 1
Choose One Social & Behavioral Science Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
Choose One Theatre Production Elective 4 3
Theatre Production I  
Theatre Production II 5  
Theatre Production III 5  
Choose One Elective 3
Public Speaking 4  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60

NOTE:  The faculty at Community College of Denver have chosen course elective options for this program of study based on the skills students will need to be successful in this discipline. However, for a complete list of available course options, please go to the Colorado Department of Higher Education Transfer Degree Agreement for this program.

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Technical Theatre

The Associate of Applied Science degree in technical theatre is a two-year program designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in technical theatre, or to enter the workforce. Focusing on all technical aspects of theatre including front of house operations, deck crew, technical positions, and stage management, students gain experience working on productions.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 4
THE 105 Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1 3
THE 116 Technical Theatre 3
THE 131 Theatre Production I 3
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
THE 108 Theatre Script Analysis: GT-AH1 3
THE 132 Theatre Production II 3
THE 129 Introduction to the Entertainment Industry 3
THE 200 Paint/Draw/Rende/Model Techs 3
Choose One Elective Course: 3
Principles of Animal Biology: GT-SC2  
Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
THE 211 Development of Theatre Greek to Renaissance: GT-AH1 3
THE 231 Theatre Production III 3
THE 250 Practical Theatre Technologies 3
Choose One Theatre Courses 3
Basic Costume/Apparel Construction  
Theatre Lighting and Design  
Set Design for Film & Theatre  
Theatre: Sound Operation and Design I  
Stage Properties  
Production Stage Management I  
Choose One Theatre Course 3
Basic Costume/Apparel Construction  
Theatre Lighting and Design  
Set Design for Film & Theatre  
Theatre: Sound Operation and Design I  
Stage Properties  
Production Stage Management I  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
THE 212 Development of Theatre Restoration to Modern: GT-AH1 3
Choose from the following Theatre courses to reach 11 credits: 11
Basic Costume/Apparel Construction  
Internship: Theatre  
Theatre Lighting and Design  
Set Design for Film & Theatre  
Theatre: Sound Operation and Design I  
Stage Properties  
Production Stage Management I  
 Subtotal14
 Total Credits60

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Community College of Denver currently offers three certificates in theatre.

Entertainment Industry Writing

Writing for Stage & Screen

This course of study is designed to train you for entry-level positions as writers for stage and screen. Related professions include playwright, screenwriter and editor. You should consult with the program chair of theatre arts early in your college career to explore how this certificate might fit into your overall Associate of Arts degree plan. You must earn a C or higher in all theatre courses to graduate.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
THE 105 Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1 3
 Subtotal6
Second Semester
THE 108 Theatre Script Analysis: GT-AH1 3
THE 129 Introduction to the Entertainment Industry 3
Choose One Course: 3
Playwriting: GT-AH1  
Creative Writing I GT-AH1  
 Subtotal9
Third Semester
Choose One Course: 3
Playwriting: GT-AH1  
Creative Writing I GT-AH1  
 Subtotal3
 Total Credits18

Performance

Designed for entry-level acting positions in stage, television, radio, video, film, as well as ensemble, tour actor, voice over artist, or customer service specialist. You should consult with the program chair of theatre arts early in your college career to explore how this entry-level certificate can be scaffolded into an Associate of Arts degree or combined with other certificates. You must earn a C or higher in a theatre courses to graduate.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
THE 105 Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1 3
THE 111 Acting I 3
THE 112 Acting II 3
THE 131 Theatre Production I 3
THE 132 Theatre Production II 3
THE 141 Improvisation I 3
THE 213 Intermediate Acting I 3
 Subtotal21
 Total Credits21

Theatrical Design and Management

The theatrical design and management certificate is designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in technical theatre or to enter the workforce. Focusing on all technical aspects of theatre including front of house operations, deck crew, technical positions, and stage management, students gain experience working on productions.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
THE 105 Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1 3
THE 116 Technical Theatre 3
THE 131 Theatre Production I 3
 Subtotal9
Second Semester
THE 108 Theatre Script Analysis: GT-AH1 3
THE 132 Theatre Production II 3
THE 200 Paint/Draw/Rende/Model Techs 3
 Subtotal9
Third Semester
Choose One Theatre Course 3
Basic Costume/Apparel Construction  
Theatre Lighting and Design  
Set Design for Film & Theatre  
Theatre: Sound Operation and Design I  
Stage Properties  
Production Stage Management I  
Choose One Theatre Course 3
Basic Costume/Apparel Construction  
Theatre Lighting and Design  
Set Design for Film & Theatre  
Theatre: Sound Operation and Design I  
Stage Properties  
Production Stage Management I  
 Subtotal6
 Total Credits24