What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Clarkston

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Clarkston

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Theatre Pathway, A.A.

Phone: 678-891-3564

What Is Theatre?

Study in theatre offers exposure to creative dramatic expression, primarily in front of live audiences. It involves study of all types of artistic performance–in theaters, educational institutions, on TV, in movies and outdoors. Areas of specialization include acting, directing, theatre history and criticism, playwriting, design, theatre technology, theatre studies (education) and creative drama.

Why Study Theatre?

Perimeter College’s guided pathway in Theatre offers small class size, professional theatre faculty and “on the job” training as well as work on high-quality theatrical productions. Students are well-prepared for further college study or entry into the job market. Studying theatre allows students to develop the artistic depth and professional knowledge needed for pursuing careers in theatrical professions, non-profits, higher education and commercial enterprises.

Employers find theatre-trained applicants are valuable employees because they’re often energetic, enthusiastic and able to work under pressure. They generally have polished communications and human relations skills, and they’re experienced at working as members of a team toward a common goal. Most important, theatre graduates have developed self-confidence based on their experience of meeting difficult challenges.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

Theatre Pathway, A.A.

Phone: 678-891-3564

What Is Theatre?

Study in theatre offers exposure to creative dramatic expression, primarily in front of live audiences. It involves study of all types of artistic performance–in theaters, educational institutions, on TV, in movies and outdoors. Areas of specialization include acting, directing, theatre history and criticism, playwriting, design, theatre technology, theatre studies (education) and creative drama.

Why Study Theatre?

Perimeter College’s guided pathway in Theatre offers small class size, professional theatre faculty and “on the job” training as well as work on high-quality theatrical productions. Students are well-prepared for further college study or entry into the job market. Studying theatre allows students to develop the artistic depth and professional knowledge needed for pursuing careers in theatrical professions, non-profits, higher education and commercial enterprises.

Employers find theatre-trained applicants are valuable employees because they’re often energetic, enthusiastic and able to work under pressure. They generally have polished communications and human relations skills, and they’re experienced at working as members of a team toward a common goal. Most important, theatre graduates have developed self-confidence based on their experience of meeting difficult challenges.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Clarkston

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Clarkston

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisers to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisers about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Careers

Many types of jobs are open to students who study theatre, including:

    ·       Actor in theatre/commercials/TV/film
    ·       Children’s theatre/artistic/executive director
    ·       Costume/sets/lights/sound designer
    ·       Event manager
    ·       Film editor/producer
    ·       Director
    ·       Drama teacher
    ·       Podcast/web TV host
    ·       PR professional
    ·       Production assistant
    ·       Scriptwriter
    ·       Sound editor
    ·       Stage designer
    ·       Stage manager
    ·       Stunt coordinator/performer
    ·       Talent agent/casting director
    ·       Technicians
    ·       Theatre dresser/backstage crew
    ·       Theatre set/event display builder
    ·       Voiceover talent

For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

9087 Theatre Pathway

Associate of Arts, Pathway – Theatre

Areas A-E: Core Curriculum (42)

Recommendations

Area C: THEA 2040 Introduction to the Theatre (3) recommended

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18)

  1. Required Courses (13)
    • World language at the 1002 or higher level (3)
    • THEA 2210 Beginning Acting (3)
    • THEA 2100 Play Analysis for Production(3)
    • Select four hours from the following (4):
      • THEA 2010 Theatrical Design and Production (4)
      • THEA 1607 Stagecraft Skills (3) and select one of the following:
        • THEA 1701 Theatre Practicum (1)
        • THEA 1702 Technical Theatre Practicum (1)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • Recommended for students wanting to study Performance:
      • THEA 1556 Social Dance I (1)
      • THEA 2212 Intermediate Acting (3)
      • THEA 1610 Improving Voice and Articulation for the Actor (3)
      • THEA 1660 Makeup for the Stage (3)
      • THEA 2345 Audition Portfolio (2)
      • THEA 2607 Children’s Theatre Production (3)
      • THEA 2611 Staging and Rehearsal Skills (3)
      • THEA 2613 Applied Theatre Workshop (3)
    • Recommended for students wanting to study Music Theatre:
      • THEA 1550 Dance Technique for the Performer (3)
      • THEA 1551 Tap Dance I (1)
      • THEA 1552 Tap Dance II (1)
      • THEA 1553 Jazz Dance I (1)
      • THEA 1554 Jazz Dance II (1)
      • THEA 1556 Social Dance I (1)
      • THEA 1758A Music Theatre Ensemble (1)
      • THEA 2212 Intermediate Acting (3)
      • THEA 1610 Improving Voice and Articulation for the Actor (3)
      • THEA 1660 Makeup for the Stage (3)
      • THEA 2345 Audition Portfolio (2)
    • Recommended for students wanting to study Technical Theatre:
      • THEA 1650 Design Skills for the Theatre (3)
      • THEA 2401 Scenery Skills for the Theatre (3)
      • THEA 2402 Costume Skills for the Theatre (3)
      • THEA 1660 Makeup for the Stage (3)
      • THEA 2403 Lighting and Sound Skills for the Theatre (3)
      • THEA 2450 Stage and Theatre Management (3)
      • THEA 2611 Staging and Rehearsal Skills (3)
  • THEA 1701 or THEA 1702 may each be taken two times for credit or once each if both courses are taken for credit.


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Clarkston Campus

Sally Robertson
Department Chair of Fine Arts
Clarkston Campus
srobertson@gsu.edu
678-891-3564

Dr. Brian Bonin
Assistant Chair of Fine Arts
Clarkston Campus
bbonin@gsu.edu
678-891-3561

Jennifer Jenkins
Fine Arts Production Manager
Clarkston Campus
jjenkins@gsu.edu
678-891-3562

Joni Morrill
Administrative Secretary
Clarkston Campus
Jmorrill2@gsu.edu
678-891-3563

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