Theatre Performance (AFA)

Theatre Program Accreditation

The Theatre Department at Normandale Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

The Associate of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance is designed for the student who wishes to focus on intensive study of the first two years of theatre performance curriculum and production activities. The degree is appropriate for students intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program (BA or BFA) in acting or performance at a four year institution. The AFA in Theatre Performance is a combination of liberal arts general education courses and introductory theatre arts courses. The degree is earned by completing 60 credits – 40 credits of which are to include the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Students should consult their intended transfer institution for any additional admissions or general education requirements.

Acceptance into this degree program is by audition/interview only.

Required Theatre Courses: (20 cr)

THTR 1101

Voice and Movement (3)

THTR 1120

Theatre Performance Practicum (1)*

THTR 1135

Introduction to Stage Makeup (2)

THTR 1151

Acting 1 (3)

THTR 2150

Script Analysis (3)

THTR 2151

Acting 2 (3)

THTR 2160

Audition Technique-Stage/Screen (3)

* This one-credit course should be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

General Education Requirements:

Complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). With careful planning, courses used to satisfy Goals 5 and 6 may also be counted for Goals 7, 8, 9 and 10.