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Theatre

Associate of Arts Degree

The theatre program will have you performing and amidst the scenes immediately - on stage or back stage! This program is student-centered and focuses on non-stop production experiences. As a student you are encouraged to take on all the responsibilities you can handle in the theatre world. Students can explore the various areas of theatre,whether you enjoy performing, directing or the technical aspects, to build a foundation for future creative work.

Program Requirements

Course Credit
OSHA 10-hour Generla Industrial Safety .5
Acting I 3
Intro to Stage Design 3
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama I 3
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama II 3
Professional Practices in Theatre 1
Stagecraft 3
Intro to Stage Lighting 3

Electives

Students must choose 8 credits from the courses below:

Course Credits
Scene Painting I 3
Acting II 3
Voice and Diction 1
Intro to Theatrical Costuming 3
Drafting for Design 3
Stage Makeup 3
Auditioning 1
Directing Practicum 1

Students must choose 3 credits from the courses below:

Course Credits
Production Crew I .5
Production Crew II .5
Theatre Practice 1
Rehearsal and Performance 1

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
Physical Education 1
Social Science 3
Freshman Seminar 1
Wellness 1

 

Students must complete 2 credits of Co-Curricular general education courses throughout two of the following different Co-Curricular areas: 

Course Credits
Co-Curricular Cultural Activities 1
Co-Curricular Community Engagement 1
Co-Curricular Professional Experience 1
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Courtney Olson Talks Theatre

I've always loved to sing and when I started acting I enjoyed doing both. I would love to sing and act profesionally. ”

Courtney Olsen

Acting

Associate of Arts

The theatre program will have you performing and amidst the scenes immediately - on stage or back stage! This program is student centered and focuses on non-stop production experiences. As a student you are encouraged to take on all the responsibilities you can handles in the theatre world. Students can explore the various areas of theatre,whether you enjoy performing, directing or the technical aspects, to build a foundation for future creative work.

Program Requirements

Course Credit
OSHA 10-hour Generla Industrial Safety .5
Acting I 3
Acting II 3
Intro to Stage Design 3
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama I 3
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama II 3
Rehearsal and Performance 3
Professional Practices in Theatre 1
Voice and Diction 1
Stage Makeup 3
Stagecraft 3
Intro to Stage Lighting 3
Auditioning 1
Directing Practicum 1

 

Electives

Students must choose 2 credits for the following courses:

Course Credits
Private Lessons Voice 2
Individualized Lessons Voice 2
Collegiate Chorale 2
Individualized Lessons Voice 2

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
Physical Education 1
Social Science 3
Freshman Seminar 1
Wellness 1

 

Students must complete 2 credits of Co-Curricular general education courses throughout two of the following different Co-Curricular areas: 

Course Credits
Co-Curricular Cultural Activities 1
Co-Curricular Community Engagement 1

Technical Theatre Studies

Associate of Arts

The theatre program will have you performing and amidst the scenes immediately - on stage or back stage! This program is student centered and focuses on non-stop production experiences. As a student you are encouraged to take on all the responsibilities you can handle in the theatre world. Students can explore the various areas of theatre, whether you enjoy performing, directing or the technical aspects, to build a foundation for future creative work.

Program Requirements

Course Credit
OSHA 10-hour General Industrial Safety .5
Production Crew I .5
Acting I 3
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama I 3
Theatrical Backgrounds Drama II 3
Theatre Practice 1
Professional Practices in Theatre 1
Costume Construction 3
Drafting for Design 3
Stagecraft 3
State Management or Drawing I 3
Stage Lighting I 3
Scenic Painting I 3
Period Styles of Design 3

 

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
Physical Education 1
Social Science 3
Freshman Seminar 1
Wellness 1

 

Students must complete 2 credits of Co-Curricular general education courses throughout two of the following different Co-Curricular areas: 

Course Credits
Co-Curricular Cultural Activities 1
Co-Curricular Community Engagement 1

 

More Information

25 THINGS A DEGREE IN THEATRE GIVES YOU

Employers of all types seek employers with these traits. Theatre majors are way ahead of the game.

  1. Oral Communication Skills
  2. Creative Problem Solving Abilities
  3. The Ability to Get it Done and Done Right.
  4. Motivation and Commitment
  5. Ability to Work Cooperatively
  6. The Ability to Work Independently
  7. Time-Management Skills
  8. Initiative
  9. Promptness and Respect for Deadlines
  10. Acceptance of Rules
  11. The Ability to Learn Quickly
  12. Respect for Colleagues
  13. Respect for Authority
  14. Adaptability and Flexibility
  15. The Ability to Work Under Pressure
  16. A Healthy Self-Image
  17. Acceptance of Disappointment and Ability to Bounce Back
  18. Self-Discipline
  19. A Goal-Oriented Approach to Work
  20. Concentration
  21. Dedication
  22. A Willingness to Accept Responsibility
  23. Leadership Skills 
  24. Self-Confidence
  25. Knack for Making Hard Work Fun

I was honored to be chosen as Hamlet; it’s a benchmark role when it comes to male leads in theater.

Drew Thornton

Meet our professors

Michael Myers
Professor of Theatre

Mike Myers is one of the first actors to be certified in stage combat by the American Society of Fight Directors and brings that knowledge to the stage at CWC.