Theatre Production and Design (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 (AFA) in Theatre Production and Design is designed for the student who wishes to focus in the first two years on intensive study of the theatre design and production curriculum and production activities. The degree is appropriate for students intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program (BA or BFA) in design and technical theatre at a four-year institution.

The AFA in Theatre Production and Design 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) and 20 credits of theatre course requirements.

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

Acceptance into this degree program is by interview only.

Required Theatre Courses: (14 cr)

THTR 1116

Introduction to Theatre (3)

THTR 1122

Technical Theatre Practicum (2)

THTR 2020

Basic Design for the Stage (3)

THTR 2150

Script Analysis (3)

THTR 2520

Stage Management (3)

Complete two of the following courses: (6 cr)

THTR 1130

Introduction To Stage Costumes (3)

THTR 1140

Introduction to Stagecraft (3)

THTR 1145

Introduction Stage Lighting and Sound (3)

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.