Jul 26, 2021
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.
General Education Requirements (38 hours)
Computer Literacy (3 hours)
Humanities (9 hours)
Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.
For a list of course options click this link Humanities Elective(s)
The following are the recommended electives for this pathway:
Social Sciences (9 hours)
Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC).
For a list of course options click this link Social Science Elective(s)
- Social Science Elective - 3 hour(s) ___________________________________
The following are recommended electives for this pathway:
Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)
Complete 5 credits of Lab Science from Lab Science Elective(s) .
- Lab Science Elective 5 hour(s) ___________________________
Pathway Required Electives (12 hours)*
*The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 23 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 (11 hours minimum)*
Complete a minimum of 11 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.
Technology & Design 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.