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Theatre Arts, A.S.

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Associate in Science
HEGIS #5610
Chairperson: Scott M. Hathaway
Brahan Hall, Room 124, (518) 629-7347

The college’s Theatre Arts program provides a broad-based academic foundation for further study and career opportunities.

Fostered in a collaborative and dynamic environment on our campus and supported by a diverse curriculum, you will have opportunities to perform a variety of production roles through practicum courses and student theatrical productions. Students in this program may explore and cultivate their creative and academic potential.

Core courses in the curriculum focus on acting, voice and movement, historic and contemporary stage theory and practice, and technical theatre. Elective course options are available in business, education, history, English, foreign languages, sociology, psychology and broadcast media. These provide students the opportunity to explore other interests and focus their studies on particular career objectives.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend algebra II biology, and involvement or experience with theatre activities. 70 or above

Total Credits Required: 63

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
** Required of first time full-time students.

(1) Lab Science Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Natural Science” lab and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course.

(2) Restricted Electives I Credits: 9

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, 1 of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: AH, OC or FL.

(4) Restricted Electives II Credits: 6

Students, with advisor approval, may elect to take courses in Arts, Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Business, Education, Crafts, Electrical Construction, Construction or Computer Aided Design.

Total Credits Required: 63

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

Term Total: 15

Second Term

Term Total: 15

Third Term

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 18

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