Academic Catalog

Communication Arts - Theatre Option, Associate in Arts (THEA)

Department website: https://www.dccc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/cah/communication-arts

Effective: Spring 2021

The Communication Arts major at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical by providing students with a foundation in the study of human communication that prepares them to continue academic study in the field. In particular, students select specialized programs and related electives by choosing one of three degree program options: Communication Studies, Journalism, or Theatre. When selecting a Communication Arts program option, including courses and electives, the student should consult four-year transfer institution requirements.

The Theatre option is designed for students who wish to continue academic study in theatre, acting (for stage or film), directing and/or technical theatre (lights, sound, set construction, etc.). Students who wish to continue to a four-year degree in theatre or performance art should choose this option.

  • Apply basic theories and principles of human communication.
  • Apply the multiple skill sets which collaborate in the production of theatre and drama.
  • Explain the history of theatre and acting and how these reflect and absorb the political and social history of the world.
  • Apply theories of voice, movement and speech to the analysis and performance of a written text.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
COMM 100 Interpersonal Communication 3
DRA 100
Introduction to Theatre
or Acting I
3
Select one of the following: 3
American History I  
American History II  
World Civilizations I  
World Civilizations II  
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry designated Science course 3-4
 Hours15-16
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
Any transferrable Quantitative Reasoning designated MAT course 1 3-4
CS 100
Introduction to Information Technology
or Introduction to Computer Science
3
DRA 100
Introduction to Theatre
or Acting I
3
Any PSY or SOC course 3
 Hours15-16
Third Semester
DRA 116 Stagecraft 3
Program Option Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Humanities Elective (foreign language recommended) 3
Science or Mathematics Elective 3-4
 Hours15-16
Fourth Semester
Program Option Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Humanities Elective (foreign language recommended) 3
Open Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours60-63

Notes

Quantitative Reasoning designated courses.

1

Any transferable Quantitative Reasoning designated MAT course (not MAT 110 or MAT 125)

Scientific Inquiry designated courses.

Program Option Electives

DRA 105Acting Shakespeare3
DRA 111Acting II3
DRA 130Voice and Movement3
ENG 207Creative Writing: An Introduction to Playwriting3
ENG 222Introduction to Shakespeare3
HUM 141Film Language3
HUM 142American Cinema3

Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101Elementary German I (or above)3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Social Science Electives - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

ADJ 240Criminology3
ADJ 260Corrections-Probation-Parole3
ECO 210Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 220Microeconomic Principles3
EDU 110Introduction to Teaching (or above)3
HIS 110American History I (or above)3
INT 100Student Success3
POL 110Introduction to Political Science (or above)3
PSY 130Personal and Career Development (or above)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (or above)3
SWO 101Introduction to Social Work and Human Services (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.