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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.

 

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

1987 Theatre Pathway

 Associate of Arts, Pathway – Theatre

Areas A-E: Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours) Recommendations Area C: THEA 1301 Theatre Appreciation (3 Credit Hours) recommended

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)

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