Theatre

Theatre

Transfer Pathway A.F.A.

The 60-credit Transfer Pathway A.F.A. in Theatre degree program paves the way for you to transfer with junior-year status to a Minnesota State university to pursue a bachelor's degree in the theatre arts.

As a student in this A.F.A. degree program, you’ll complete Theatre Pathway Curriculum (20 credits),  the General Education Curriculum (6-12 credits), and Additional General Education Requirements (28-34 credits) for a credit total of 60.

Full-time schedule recommendation

See how to schedule your classes each semester to complete your degree in two years.

 Full-Time Recommended Course of Study

Part-time schedule recommendation

Recommendations for a part-time schedule are included in the Theatre Program Planning Guide (see below).

2024-2025 Required Courses

Theatre Pathway Curriculum - Required courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
  THTR 1105
Introduction to Theatre
Goal 6a
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Helps increase students' understanding of the performing arts. Introduces the student to the history and theory of plays, playwrights, and the various arts and crafts of the theatre. Students will attend two (2) play productions selected by the instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

  THTR 2152
Script Analysis
Goal 6a
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Focus on analyzing play scripts with a view to discovering production and performance values and aesthetics. Students will read, interpret and respond to a wide variety of plays from different periods and styles. Critical analysis of structure, character, theme, dialogue, genre, and style relating to the play script. Emphasis placed on plays as performance texts and fundamental techniques used by actors, directors and designers to analyze scripts in preparation for performance.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2025

  THTR 1161
Theatre Activities
Course is 1 credit; must be taken twice
1

Course Outline
Credits: 1
Provide students opportunities to participate in a theatre production on campus through acting, set construction, scene painting, lighting props, makeup, costuming and/or stage management. This course may be repeated for credit. Students will engage in a minimum of 50 hours on aspects of play production arranged with the instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

Total Credits in Theatre Pathway Curriculum - Required courses 8

Restricted Theatre Electives

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
Link
Complete at least 3 and no more than 6 credits



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

  THTR 1152
Acting I
Goal 6a
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Develops students' understanding of and skills in the theories and practices of stage acting. Exercises, games and discussion develop individual skills in the beginning actor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

  THTR 2154
Design for the Theatre
Goal 6a
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Introduces the concepts, process, and practices common to the design of scenery, lighting and costume. The study and application of the aesthetic principles and graphic skills involved in all areas of theatrical design. Development of the student's abilities in research methodology, as it applies to design for the theatre. Emphasis on design skills (including CAD programs) as a communication tool in the collaborative process of theatrical production. Prerequisites: Recommended THTR 1105.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Restricted Theatre Electives 3-6

Theatre Electives

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
Choose from the following



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

  THTR 2153
Acting II
Goal 6a
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Develops student understanding of and skills in more advanced theories and practices of stage acting. Attention will be paid to Shakespeare.

Prerequisites:

  • THTR 1152 Acting I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2025

  THTR 1157
Theatre Makeup
Goal 6a
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Introduces the student to the theory, technique, and application of makeup for the theatre. Emphasis placed on practical application of the makeup.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2025

  THTR 1161
Theatre Activities
1

Course Outline
Credits: 1
Provide students opportunities to participate in a theatre production on campus through acting, set construction, scene painting, lighting props, makeup, costuming and/or stage management. This course may be repeated for credit. Students will engage in a minimum of 50 hours on aspects of play production arranged with the instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

  MUSC 1144
Broadway Musicals
Goal 6, 8
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Studies Broadway Musicals from 1880 to the present day. Open to all students interested in expanding their knowledge of Broadway Musicals. The class will include viewing recorded and live performances of Broadway shows. Students may be expected to attend one show of their own choice. The cost of this performance will be at the student's expense.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2025

  ENG 2253
Shakespeare
Goal 6b
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Explores a selection of works by William Shakespeare, including a careful reading and interpretation of representative tragedies, comedies, and histories. Examines formal as well as thematic elements of the selected works as well as historical influences. Prerequisites: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Theatre Electives 6-9

General Education Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
Link
Electives may be courses numbered 1000 level or higher from any discipline. This may include additional courses from Theatre or the MnTC. Examples of non-MnTC courses that may be taken include the following disciplines: ACCT, BUS, CJS, CS, CRDV, EDU, EMS, ENGR, HLTH, HSER, ITC, PA and PE.



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
6-12



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in General Education Curriculum 6-12

Additional General Education Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 1)
Communication: Goal 1a: ENG 1108, Goal 1b: ENG 1111 or ENG 1114 (recommended) or ENG 1130, Goal 1c: COMM 1100 or COMM 1100 (recommended) or COMM 2230
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 2)
Critical Thinking: Satisfied by First Year Experience course or MnTC completion



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3)
Natural Science (1 course must include lab): Goal 3a (Life Science) course, Goal 3b (Physical Sciences) course
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 4)
Mathematical/Logical Reasoning: Goal 4 course (MATH 1101 or PHIL 1115 recommended)
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)
History/Social Sciences/Behavioral Sciences: Goal 5 course - include courses from at least two disciplines; recommend Psychology and Sociology courses
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6)
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature: Goal 6a - Satisfied by THTR 1105, Goal 6b (Humanities/Literature) course, Goal 6a or 6b - Satisfied by THTR 2152
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 7)
Human Diversity: Goal 7 course
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 8)
Global Perspective: Goal 8 course (THTR 1103 recommended)
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 9)
Ethical and Civic Responsibility: Goal 9 course
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 10)
People and the Environment: Goal 10 course
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Additional General Education Requirements 28-34
Total Credits: 60
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.