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Theatre Performance Minnesota State Transfer Pathway (AFA)

Why Choose Theatre Performance?

You can cultivate your skills on Performance in Normandale’s AFA degree program in Theatre. Students will be highly mentored by faculty in a variety of settings, from one-on-one coaching to a workshop-based classroom environment. There are numerous opportunities to participate in the production season as well.

Skills Acquired

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General theatre performance topics include:

  • Voice and Movement
  • Acting
  • Script Analysis
  • Audition Technique
  • Theatre Performance

Recognition

Normandale Community College's Art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Careers in Theatre Performance

Projected Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth rate for actors is projected to grow 4% from 2012 to 2022.

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who study Theatres typically pursue careers as:

  • College Theatre Teachers
  • Actors
  • Producers and Directors

 

Average State Pay

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median annual salary for actors is $42,141. The median salary for postsecondary art, drama or theatre teachers in the state of Minnesota is $66,150 ($20.26 per hour)

Description

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.

Degrees in Theatre Performance

The Associate of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance 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.

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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 credits

*THTR 1120 should be repeated for a total of 3 credits.
*THTR 2160 fulfills Goal 6

Code Title Credits
THTR 1101 Voice and Movement 3
THTR 1116 Introduction to Theatre 3
THTR 1120 Theatre Performance Practicum 1
THTR 1135 Stage Makeup 2
THTR 1151 Acting I 3
THTR 2150 Script Analysis 3
THTR 2151 Acting II 3
THTR 2160 Audition Techniques 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.