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2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Transfer Pathway (AA)

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Whether you just enjoy watching a good movie or play, or you seek out the adrenaline rush of performance, or delight in creating sets, lighting, sound, etc…, then the exciting world of theatre is for you. Cowley College is committed to producing top-notch theatre experiences for our students and the community, as well as providing an opportunity to travel and experience world class theatrical events. Students will have multiple opportunities to perform and work backstage each semester in our beautiful 800-seat theatre, which features state of the art lighting and sound systems. This major includes introductory classes in both acting and technical production, which transfer easily to many four-year institutions.

Students can select courses in an area of emphasis to fit their interest which includes Performance, Technical Design and Theatre/Arts Management.

Symbol(s) Translation:

(T►) - Kansas Regents System Wide Transfer Course 
($) - Special Funding Identifier 


Pathway Code: THEA

Kansas General Education Core Requirements (35 hours)

Successfully completing 35 hours of approved coursework in the following designated categories will fulfill the requirements of meeting the Kansas System-wide General Education Core.

Basic Skills - English, Communications and Math (12 hours)

Complete 6 credits of English, 3 credits of Communications and at least 3 credits of a College-level Math course that’s most appropriate for the degree and transfer pathway.

Natural & Physical Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)

Complete 5 credits of Lab Science from Lab Science Elective(s) .

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)

Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Social Science Elective(s) . (ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC). The following are recommended electives for this pathway:

Arts & Humanities (6 hours)

Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Humanities Elective(s) . (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

The following are the recommended electives for this pathway:

Additional Institution Core Requirements (6 hours)

To satisfy degree requirements to meet the Kansas system-wide general education core, complete 6 additional credits of approved electives applicable to the transfer pathway.

Recommended courses for this pathway:  Recommend additional system-wide transfer courses in Humanities or Fine Arts.

Pathway Required Electives (12 hours)*

*The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 27 credit hours of pathway electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses within the pathway required and elective blocks.  

NOTE: Theatre Practicum must be taken every semester that a student is an active theatre major.

Pathway Emphasis Electives (15 hours minimum)*

Complete a minimum of 15 additional credit hours of electives based upon student emphasis area and transfer institution requirements. The following are some suggested options regardless of area of emphasis.

Performance Emphasis

Select electives that enhance knowledge or skills in performance areas. 

  • Dance Electives
  • Applied Voice Lessons
  • Concert Choir
  • Any Theatre, Music, Literature, English, or Mass Communications electives

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.


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