Theatre Transfer Pathway

Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) - 60 credits

About this program
The 60-credit Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree in Theatre provides students with the skills to help them develop into professional artists. Students will explore multiple areas of technical theatre including set building, design, lighting and sound, and makeup; in addition, students will explore performance and production. The degree ensures that students will have the necessary coursework to prepare for transfer and advanced studies in theatre. The Theatre Transfer Pathway AFA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an AFA degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated theatre bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of theatre genres and exemplary authors and works in a historical, cultural and societal perspective.
  2. Demonstrate facility in terminology and technical skills in theatrical productions.
  3. Apply the skills necessary for successful engagement in the performance of and appreciation for theatre arts.
  4. Work independently and collaboratively in a high-pressure creative environment.
  5. Create a body of work reflecting participation in theatrical productions at varied levels including design, makeup, stagecraft and production.
  6. Document and explain the rationale behind the student's work.
  7. Use the English language effectively to read, speak, write and listen.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
23 Required courses
6 Restricted electives in courses
31 Restricted electives in special requirements
60 Total

Theatre Arts - Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ENGL1101 ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
THTR1100 THTR1100 - Introduction to Theatre 3
THTR1105 THTR1105 - Acting I 3
THTR1125 THTR1125 - Theatre Technical Practicum 2
THTR1130 THTR1130 - Stage Make-up 3
THTR1140 THTR1140 - Stagecraft 3
THTR2120 THTR2120 - Script Analysis 3
THTR2130 THTR2130 - Design for the Stage 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ENGL1205 ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
ENGL1210 ENGL1210 - Writing About Current Issues 3
ENGL1215 ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
31 Remaining MnTC Goal Areas - 31 credits (Goal areas to be covered: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10). Students are advised to take courses meeting multiple goal areas in order to fulfill MnTC requirements within 40 credits). [MnTC Goal Area 2: Critical Thi
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ENGL1101 ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
THTR1100 THTR1100 - Introduction to Theatre 3
THTR1140 THTR1140 - Stagecraft 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
6 Remaining MnTC Goal Areas - 31 credits (Goal areas to be covered: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10). Students are advised to take courses meeting multiple goal areas in order to fulfill MnTC requirements within 40 credits). [MnTC Goal Area 2: Critical Thi

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
THTR1105 THTR1105 - Acting I 3
THTR1125 THTR1125 - Theatre Technical Practicum 2

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ENGL1205 ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
ENGL1210 ENGL1210 - Writing About Current Issues 3
ENGL1215 ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
7 Remaining MnTC Goal Areas - 31 credits (Goal areas to be covered: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10). Students are advised to take courses meeting multiple goal areas in order to fulfill MnTC requirements within 40 credits). [MnTC Goal Area 2: Critical Thi

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
THTR1130 THTR1130 - Stage Make-up 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
9 Remaining MnTC Goal Areas - 31 credits (Goal areas to be covered: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10). Students are advised to take courses meeting multiple goal areas in order to fulfill MnTC requirements within 40 credits). [MnTC Goal Area 2: Critical Thi

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
THTR2120 THTR2120 - Script Analysis 3
THTR2130 THTR2130 - Design for the Stage 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
9 Remaining MnTC Goal Areas - 31 credits (Goal areas to be covered: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10). Students are advised to take courses meeting multiple goal areas in order to fulfill MnTC requirements within 40 credits). [MnTC Goal Area 2: Critical Thi