CURRICULAR GUIDE

Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0278  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

Theatre at LCC is designed to provide students as many opportunities to
perform as possible and to focus students towards transfer to a four-year
institution.  A theatre major is part of a learning community:  students take
classes concurrently and work with the same group of students for two years.
The theatre program concentrates on improvisation: Stanislavski method of
script analysis and motivation, analysis of Shakespearean text, and individual
and collaborative creativity.  Graduation is dependent on successful partici-
pation in a minimum of four productions.  Not all courses in this program
transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathe-
matics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency require-
ment, students may need to complete specific course work in mathematics.  For
information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Humanities and Performing Arts Department, Arts and Sciences
Building, Room 255, telephone number (517) 483-1018.

REQUIREMENTS (See Note 1)                                    TOTAL: 62 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
DANC 103    Jazz I                                                           2
ENGL 122    Writing:  Literature and Ideas                                   4
MUSC 182    Class Voice I                                                    1
POLS 120    American Political System                                        4
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
THEA 110    Introduction to Theatre                                          3
THEA 111    Basic Stagecraft                                                 2
THEA 116    Scene Design I                                                   3
THEA 120    Introduction to Acting                                           2
THEA 131    Studio Theatre Performance I                                     1
THEA 132    Studio Theatre Performance II                                    1
THEA 141    Acting I - Contemporary                                        2.5
THEA 143    Stage Voice for the Actor                                        3
THEA 171    Dramatic Form and Function I                                     3
THEA 173    Movement for the Actor                                           2
THEA 181    Improvisation                                                  2.5
THEA 210    Theatre History                                                  4
THEA 233    Studio Theatre Performance III                                   1
THEA 235    Studio Theatre Performance V                                     2
THEA 240    Acting II - Classics                                           2.5
THEA 241    Acting III: Creating Theatre                                   2.5
THEA 260    Dramatic Form and Function II                                    3
THEA 271    Dramatic Form and Function III                                   3
THEA 281    Advanced Improvisation II                                        1
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS (See Note 2)                      TOTAL: 8 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             4 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 3)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 3)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 4)                        4
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 5)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Humanities                                               4 Credits
HUMS 211    History of Art I                                                 4
HUMS 212    History of Art II                                                4
HUMS 213    World Civilizations I                                            4
HUMS 214    World Civilizations II                                           4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   70

1.    Students must consult a Theatre Program advisor prior to declaring a
      theatre major.  Most required theatre courses are offered in a sequenced
      studio format, and students must obtain program approval to enroll.
2.    Those students who plan on attending a four-year school in Michigan
      should include an additional 4-credit course in: 1) Science or Mathe-
      matics and 2) Social Science or Humanities to complete all general
      education requirements.
3.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
4.    ASTR 201 or BIOL 210 is recommended.
5.    Students completing "Limited Choice Requirements" have fulfilled the
      requirements for this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have trans-
ferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

      I                 II                III               IV
      MUSC 182          ENGL 122          DANC 103          SPCH 120
      THEA 110          POLS 120          THEA 116          THEA 235
      THEA 120          THEA 111          THEA 210          THEA 241
      THEA 131          THEA 132          THEA 233          THEA 271
      THEA 141          THEA 143          THEA 240          THEA 281
      THEA 171          THEA 173          THEA 260
      WRIT 121          THEA 181          Lim. Ch. 2  
                        Lim. Ch. 1