The Acting Associates of Arts degree begins with an immediate immersion into the Theatre Production Program. The students are closely supervised in their experience in and out of the classroom and on stage for live performances.
In addition to Liberal Arts requirements, Acting degree students must successfully complete the Acting sequence: Acting I-IV, Theatre History I-II, Movement for the Actor I-II, Movement for Musical Theatre, Voice for Stage, a four-course sequence in Production & Performance, and ENG 252 (Shakespeare on Stage and Page).
The courses offered encompass the fundamental training of the actor as a theatrical instrument. Physicalization, characterization and interpretation are applied to improvisations, monologues and scenes. Actor's script analysis, psychological and emotional preparation are emphasized in scene and monologue study.