Academics

Theatre

The Theatre area of study, leading to an Associate in Arts degree, is designed to prepare for transfer to a four-year university after completing the four semester program.  We offer study in both Performance and Technical areas, one-on-one advisement with classes, and help to explore possible careers associated with theatre, film, and television.  The program begins to prepare students interested in careers in Acting, Directing, Arts Management, Teaching, Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Make-up Design.  The program produces four shows per year in multiple venues.  This practical experience is invaluable and allows the student the opportunity to work in all areas of the theatre and gain insight and understanding of the theatrical process.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATHEMATICS *3
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *3 to 4
THTRE 110
or
THEATRE APPRECIATION 
or
3
THTRE 111MODERN DRAMA 3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
THTRE 113INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATRE 3
THTRE 114FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRICAL DESIGN 3
THTRE 115STAGE MAKE-UP 2
THTRE 118THEATRE PRACTICUM 1
THTRE 119THEATRE PRACTICUM 1
THTRE 122ACTING I 3
THTRE 123DIRECTING I 3
THTRE 210INTRODUCTION TO COSTUMING 3
THTRE 218THEATRE PRACTICUM 1
THTRE 219THEATRE PRACTICUM 1
THTRE 222ACTING II 3
THTRE 223DIRECTING II 3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1THTRE 110 or 111; THTRE 122; THTRE 113; ENGL 110; THTRE 118; Mathematics
Spring Semester 1THTRE 222; Life Science; Social Science; ENGL 111; THTRE 119; THTRE 115
Fall Semester 2THTRE 123; THTRE 218; COMM 110; Social Science; Physical Science; Humanities
Spring Semester 2THTRE 114; THTRE 219; THTRE 223; THTRE 210; PSY 110; Humanities/Fine Arts

Program Contact Information

Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department
Room 124A
(309) 694-5113

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training