Theatre

Theatre

Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA

Pathway: Arts & Humanities

More Options: Classroom Based

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Studio West

Transferability: Transferable

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Why study Theatre at PPSC?

Drama is one of the oldest forms of human expression and PPSC is dedicated to providing you with the academic training and hands-on experience they need to pursue it as a career. You'll learn about performing and production through classroom instruction and by staging productions of classical and modern theatre. A degree at PPSC can lead to work in acting, directing, screenwriting, theatre and stage management and costume, lighting and set design.

What do PPSC Theatre students study?

Courses in Theatre gives you a basic understanding of performance and production, allowing you to learn and grow in this exciting field. In pursuing an Associates of Arts Degree in Theatre, you will:

  • Learn about the history and evolution of drama from Ancient to Contemporary.
  • Analyze live theatrical performances.
  • Learn and practice the techniques of playwriting and dramatic structure.
  • Participate in set construction, stage management, scenic artistry, costuming, lighting, and sound.
  • Apply performance techniques that incorporate the body, voice, emotion, and intellect.
  • Connect with the community through performance, internships, and design opportunities.
  • Be able to transfer to a four year university.
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Voices of PPSC

AJ Vafiades

Voices of PPSC

You made the right decision, coming to PPSC. Take your time. Education doesn’t have a time limit and you don’t need to rush it. Explore majors, interests, hobbies. University will still be there, should you choose to take it.

AJ Vafiades | Theatre Alumni
Class of 2018

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the history and development of theatrical practices from Ancient Greece to present as well as non-western forms of theatre
  • Implement playwriting techniques emphasizing elements of dramatic structure, dialogue, styles, creative writing, and theatrical practices
  • Apply theories of theatre production as they relate to participation in set construction, scenic artistry, costuming, lighting, sound, acting, stage managing, and administration
  • Present a theatrical production to the public in a real acting environment
Theatre
Trojan Women at PPSC

Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in Theatre

The world is but a stage and we, merely players. If you want to know about entertainment and the theatrical business, this is the place to start. Acting, Directing, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design Makeup Design, Sound Design, Playwriting, Stage Management, and more are offered. By the end our your PPSC experience, you will be ready to enter the entertainment field at what ever level you wish... professional, or avocation. Think about it. No matter what you do in life, theater will be there.

After earning your AA degree from Pikes Peak State College, you are half-way towards a Bachelor's degree in Theatre by continuing your studies at one of several 4-year universities. Meet with an advisor for more information.

Student's interested in continuing their study in Theatre have developed the confidence they needed to move to excellence in the professions they have chosen. An education in theatre at PPSC provides students with a valuable base from which to launch a careers outside of television, stage and screen, to include advertising, marketing, management, politics, law, social work, and so much more. See an advisor for more details.

  • Discuss the history and development of theatrical practices from Ancient Greece to present as well as non-western forms of theater
  • Implement playwriting techniques emphasizing elements of dramatic structure, dialogue, styles, creative writing, and theatrical practices
  • Apply theories of theatre production as they relate to participation in set construction, scenic artistry, costuming, lighting, sound, acting, stage managing, and administration
  • Present a theatrical production to the public in a real acting environment

 

1st semester plan

math & english requirements

1st semester plan

Courses & Credit Hours

  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Mathematics course from GT-MA1 (3) prefer MAT 1240 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3)
  • THE 1005 - Theatre Appreciation AH1 (3)
  • THE 1011 - Acting I (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course from SS1, SS2, or SS3 (3)

Total Credits: 16

Courses & Credit Hours

  • ENG 1022 - English Composition II (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences with Lab course from SC1 (4)
  • THE 1008 - Theater Script Analysis AH1 (3)
  • THE 1016 - Technical Theatre (3)
  • 1 Elective from the AA approved course list (3)

Total Credits: 16

Courses & Credit Hours

  • THE 2012 - Development of Theatre Restoration to Modern AH1 (3)
  • THE 2015 - Playwriting AH1 (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways History course from HI1 (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course from SS1, SS2, or SS3 (3)
  • 1 Elective from the AA approved course list (3)

Total Credits: 15

Courses & Credit Hours

  • THE 1031 - Theatre Production I (3) or THE 1032 - Theatre Production II (3) or THE 231 - Theatre Production III (3) or THE 2032 - Theatre Production IV (3)
  • THE 2011 - Development of Theatre Greek-Renaissance AH1 (3)
  • 1 GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course from SS1, SS2, or SS3 (3)
  • 1 Elective from the AA approved course list (3)
  • 1 Elective from the AA approved course list (2)

Total Credits: 14

math & english requirements

MAT 1240 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3)

ENG 121 - English Composition I (3)

ENG 122 - English Composition II (3)

Contact Theatre

Theatre Faculty Contact

Sarah S. Shaver

719-502-3145

Sarah.Shaver@pikespeak.edu

Advising Team

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