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Theatre - Associate in Arts

Program Code - CIP Code: THTR.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 60
Academic Division: Arts, Communications and Humanities

The theatre program helps students to interact with people working in the theatrical world.  Students who follow the program are assured performance opportunities each semester during the two-year program. If the program is completed as specified, the General Education courses will transfer to all Kansas Regents universities as a block.

A limited number of performance grants are available to qualified students.  Individuals with previous experience in theatrical performance and/or technical production should apply directly to the coordinator at 913-288-7305

 Requirements for admission to the program:                                    

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I * 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3
ENGL 0212 Drama as Literature: Early to Modern 3
THTR 0101 Theatre Appreciation 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology * 3
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
  Natural and Physical Science Elective (Lecture with Lab) 4
  Foreign Language Elective 5
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 33
*See course syllabus for prerequisites.  **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Theatre Requirements

Course Credit Hours
THTR 0105 Introduction to Acting 3
THTR 0115 Acting 3
THTR 0150 Stagecraft 3
THTR 0170 Stage Makeup 2
THTR 0185 Stage Managment 3
THTR 0151 OR
SPCH 0175

Tech Theatre Practicum OR
Acting Practicum

Total Hours for Theatre Requirements 26
*See course syllabi for Theatre course prerequisites

Elective Technical Requirements (Additional 11 hours of Theatre or Audio Engineering courses from below)

Course Credit Hours
THTR 0110 Improvisation I 1
THTR 0130 Stage Movement I 3
THTR 0210 Improvisation II* 1
THTR 0215 Acting II* 3
THTR/SPCH 0222 Voice and Diction 3
ARTS 0111 Drawing I 3
AUDI 0150 Live Sound Reinforcement I 1
AUD 0151 Live Sound Reinforcement II* 1
THTR 0160 Stage Lighting I 3
THTR 0220 Costume Production 3
THTR 0255  Stagecraft II 3
THTR 0260 Stage Lighting II* 3
THTR 0265 Scene Painting 3
Total Hours for Theatre Requirements 11
*See course syllabi for Theatre course prerequisites

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Arts in Theatre Degree 60
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