Academic Catalog

Theatre Arts, Certificate of Competency (THEC)

Effective: Fall 2017

The Certificate of Competency in Theatre Arts is designed for students who wish to have sufficient theatre training to be able to pursue a career in the theatre, or who wish to apply for certain graduate level theatre training programs which accept students without a B.A. All Theatre Arts courses are transferable for those students who wish to pursue a B.A. in Theatre or Communication Arts. In the Theatre Arts Certificate of Competency program, students are given a strong background in a broad range of theatre skills, including acting, set construction and design, lighting design, costume and make-up design and theatre history. Students may then choose from elective courses in Theatre Arts to complete the requirements for the Certificate of Competency.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the global history of Theatre, its major genres and trends and most influential practitioners.
  • Analyze and critique plays and scripts.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic theories and techniques of acting.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of set, lighting, costume and make-up design.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of tool usage and safety.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within a group of diverse talents and skills to bring play or script to performance.

The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
DRA 114 Theatre Arts Practicum 1
DRA 116 Stagecraft 3
Select one of the following: 3
Acting Shakespeare  
Voice and Movement  
Creative Writing: An Introduction to Playwriting  
Second Semester
DRA 100 Introduction to Theatre 3
DRA 110 Acting I 3
Third Semester
DRA 111 Acting II 3
 Total Hours19