HEGIS Code - 5610, CIP Code - 50.0501

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: THGT-AS

     This program provides rigorous theatre training as a powerful form of experiential learning that prompts students to grow as individuals, critical thinkers, and artists. Through classroom and practical training in acting, general and technical theatre sequences, the Theatre Department produces works of theatre art, offering direct participation in creative endeavors where process, performance, and understanding are stressed equally. The production program stages several shows each year which are directed and designed by faculty, guest artists and students. These productions span all genres of theatre, from Shakespeare to Shepard, from mystery plays to musical theatre. Students must meet Theatre Arts "General Good Standing Criterion" as listed in Theatre Handbook.

     The Theatre Arts A.S. Degree provides the foundation for transfer into B.A. or B.F.A. programs and, in some instances, employment in the field. Students MUST consult with a faculty advisor in the Theatre Department before entering this program and scheduling classes.

     Auditions are required for admittance into the Acting Option. Contact the Theatre Department at 631-451-4164 for details.

FIRST SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM111: Voice and Diction
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
THR100: College Seminar for Theatre 1
THR105: Acting I 3
THR115: Basic Theatre Practice: Stagecraft 3
THR152: Production Laboratory I 2

SECOND SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
* History Elective 3
** Humanities Elective 3
THR116: Basic Theatre Practice: Lighting Crafts 3
THR153 Production Laboratory II 2
THR205: Acting II 3
  Physical Education 1

THIRD SEMESTER: 14-15 credits Credits
  Communications Elective 3
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
  Social Sciences Elective 3
THR117: Basic Theater Practice: Costume Crafts 3
THR154: Production Laboratory III 2

FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
** Humanities Elective 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Social Sciences Elective 3
THR155: Production Laboratory IV 2
THR211: Classical Theatre 3
  Physical Education 1


* History electives include the following: HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS106, HIS107, HIS110, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120, HIS201, HIS205, HIS225, IND101 or IND102.
** THR151 may fulfill only one humanities elective. The second humanities elective must be selected from MUS101, MUS103 or ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, ART133, ART161, ART210, or a foreign language. Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate program are strongly advised to select a foreign language course.
These courses constitute the major courses for this curriculum.
  NOTES: 1) Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY General Education Requirements for selecting courses.
2) See Transfer Agreements for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.