Northeastern Theatre
Area of Study

Theatre

Theatre Designation

TOTAL CREDITS
60
CIP:
240101
BANNER:
THRD
Associate of Arts

The Northeastern theatre program is designed to give students a firm foundation in the basics of the theatrical craft. Whether a student plans on a career in theatre or film, or just wants to expand his or her love of the art form, the program provides the tools to move forward in this very competitive world. The work done at Northeastern enables students to transfer to four-year institutions secure in the knowledge that they are grounded in the basics of the theatre world, enabling them to compete in the theatrical world at major universities. Coursework combines theoretical work and practical on-stage experience. Northeastern theatre productions are open to all students regardless of major.

Written Communication

Total Credits 6
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
ENG121ENG1021
English Composition I:GT-CO1 3

Emphasizes planning, writing, and editing/revisions of compositions, coupled with development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (ENG090 AND REA090 or CCR092) (with a “C” grade or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

and

ENG122ENG1022
English Composition II: GT-CO2 3

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or persuasive papers that incorporate research. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO2 category. Prerequisite: ENG1021 (ENG121) (“C” or better) or ACT Writing Score of 26. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

OR you can take ENG1022 (ENG122) and a GT-CO3 course.

Mathematics

Total Credits 3-4

Take one GT-MA1 course, prefer MAT1240 (MAT120).

Arts and Humanities

Total Credits 21
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
THE105THE1005
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1 3

Provides an opportunity to discover, analyze, and evaluate all aspects of the theatre experience: scripts, acting, directing, staging, history, criticism, and theory. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category.

THE211THE2011
Development of Theatre: Greek Renaissance: GT-AH1 3

Surveys the history and evolution of drama from Ancient Greece to the Renaissance emphasizing all aspects of the art from period values to analysis of dramatic literature and performance. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

THE108THE1008
Theater Script Analysis: GT-AH1 3

Introduces students to methods of reading and analyzing literature for the stage. In addition, students will apply staging and design concepts in visualizing and analyzing how a play looks, sounds, and feels when produced. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

THE111THE1011
Acting I 3

Covers basic acting techniques and approaches including scene study, improvisation, and script analysis. It includes practical application through classroom performance. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

THE116THE1016
Technical Theatre 3

Introduces hands-on methods of constructing and painting scenery and properties and operating stage lighting. Students also learn the proper procedures of using shop equipment and serving on stage crews. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

THE212THE2012
Development of Theatre Restoration to Modern: GT-AH1 3

Surveys the history and development of theatrical practices from Restoration to the present as well as non-Western forms, emphasizing all aspects of performance from period values to analysis of dramatic literature and culture. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. (Contact hours-45)

THE215THE2015
Playwriting: GT-AH1 3

Gives students the opportunity to learn and practice playwriting techniques, thereby improving creative writing skills. Elements of dramatic structure, dialogue, styles, and theatrical practices are emphasized. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

History

Total Credits 3

Take one GT course from the HI1 category.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits 6

Take two GT courses from the SS1, SS2 or SS3 categories.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Total Credits 7

Take two GT courses from the SC1 or SC2 category. (one must be a SC1 course with a lab)

Program Requirements

Total Credits 3

Choose one of the following courses.

Course Number Course Title Credits Details
THE131THE1031
Theatre Production I 3

Allows students to put into practice theories of theatre production. Participation in set construction, scenic artistry, costuming, lighting, sound, acting, stage managing, and administration is available. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

THE132THE1032
Theatre Production II 3

Allows students to put into practice theories of theatre production. Participation in set construction, scenic artistry, costuming, lighting, sound, acting, stage managing, and administration is available. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

THE231THE2031
Theatre Production III 3

Allows students to put into practice theories of theatre production. Participation in set construction, scenic artistry, costuming, lighting, sound, acting, stage managing, and administration is available.

THE232THE2032
Theatre Production IV 3

Allows students to put into practice theories of theatre production. Participation in set construction, scenic artistry, costuming, lighting, sound, acting, stage managing, and administration is available.

Electives

Total Credits 10-11

Consult with a Northeastern Advisor and select the credits based on the specific articulation agreement and transfer institution requirements. The list of approved electives can be found on the Approved A.A.-A.S. Electives page.