Program Coordinator: John Frisco, 847-635-1958, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 18-semester-hour theater concentration is designed for students with an interest in theater. Students will experience different learning pedagogies within a common theme as they complete their general education requirements and prepare for transfer with a solid knowledge base and concentrated portfolio in the performing arts. The curriculum includes a core of fundamental courses in acting and stagecraft, along with multiple options for courses in speech, humanities, and literature, many of which have IAI transfer codes.
Theater Concentration Requirements
- HUM 131 Introduction to Theater, 3 credit hours
- THE 103 Fundamentals of Acting, 3 credit hours
- THE 135 Stagecraft I, 3 credit hours
- THE 202 Intermediate Acting, 3 credit hours
- EGL 113 Introduction to Drama, 3 credit hours
- EGL 234 Introduction to Shakespeare, 3 credit hours
- SPE 103 Effective Speech, 3 credit hours
- SPE 104 Oral Interpretation, 3 credit hours
- SPE 105 Training of the Speaking Voice, 3 credit hours
- THE 115 Stage Lighting, 3 credit hours
- THE 130 Directing, 3 credit hours
- THE 136 Stagecraft II, 3 credit hours
- THE 140 Stage Movement, 3 credit hours
- THE 156 Acting for the Camera, 3 credit hours
Students meeting the requirements for the theater concentration will have a notation added to their transcript. In order to receive the notation, students must meet with the Chair of Performing Arts and submit a Theater Concentration Completion Form. For more information, contact program coordinator or visit www.oakton.edu/theater.
Concentration Learning Outcomes
- Identify and define core components in the three required courses.
- Synthesize content of three core courses and explain how it intersects.
- Demonstrate mastery of basic theater concepts in order to facilitate transfer to a four-year institution.
- Identify skills in three core courses that can be used in employment in the theater workplace/community.
- Critique a play by examining three areas: i. e. acting, set design, dramaturgy or theater history.
- Identify and examine the elements in three core courses that contributed to student’s growth as an artist.