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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Associate of Arts

64

2 Years

 

 

The Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Theatre is designed to prepare students for a transfer to a four-year institution.  The courses required are a basic foundation on which one can build in order to pursue a career in theatre. Students can major in theatre with an emphasis in either technical theatre or performance. Classes taken at NCCC will transfer seamlessly to any four year university.

   

 

 

Interested in this program?

 

Contact an Advisor!

advising@neosho.edu

(620)432-0311

Program Coordinator

Tricia Stogsdill

Office: (620)432-0361

tstogsdill@neosho.edu

Theatre at NCCC

The NCCC Theatre Department prides itself on bringing exciting theatrical works to Southeast Kansas. Theatre students at NCCC will be offered a wide variety of opportunities in and out of the classroom. Students who choose to continue to study theatre after attending NCCC will leave with a well-rounded set of skills. Smaller class sizes ensure one-on-one attention from instructors. Students are encouraged to experience all aspects of theatre: acting, directing, designing, and stage managing—a rare opportunity for freshmen and sophomores.

Acting
Students who study acting at NCCC will learn both American Method and Viewpoints acting techniques, as well as professional level Improvisation training modeled after the famous Second City out of Chicago.  NCCC focuses on newer, cutting edge works that many colleges don’t perform, and tailors their season to the students’ needs.  We also study mask work, acting in period styles, classical acting, and work closely with the Music Department for Musicals and other performances.
 

Design/Technical Theatre
NCCC provides world-class design and technical training from an Instructor that has worked for Tony Award winning organizations and creators.  Get access to the industry’s top professionals and gain working knowledge that leads to professional internships!
 

Make Your Own Path
Interested in playwriting? Directing?  Creating movement-based ensemble theatre?  All of these opportunities and more are at your fingertips!  Take charge of your education and explore all your creative outlets at NCCC.
 

Panther Players
Panther Players is a group of students who are interested in participating in theatre or who simply enjoy attending “live” theatre. The club helps support Neosho County Community College’s theatre department and actively engages in volunteer work for the campus community and the communities of Neosho County. The club often provides social gatherings and travel opportunities to view productions at other colleges/universities as well as professional theatres throughout the region. The group meets at least once a month to discuss club business and upcoming events. We also put on a yearly Haunted House with Student Senate that is frightfully fun!


Scholarships
The Department of Theatre has excellent scholarships to offer students who are interested in theatre.  No prior theatre experience is necessary, and you don’t have to major in theatre to be on scholarship.  No auditions required.  For more information, contact Tricia Stogsdill, Director of Theatre at tstogsdill@neosho.edu


NCCC Director of Theatre
Tricia Stogsdill is an accomplished theatre artist. Most recently, Stogsdill was on the Design Team for the World Premiere Musical Five Points with Broadway creators Lyons & Pakchar. Stogsdill also spent several years on staff at the Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater. Stogsdill began her career as a professional actor and improviser, and has studied with Second City. She also worked on the post-Broadway regional premiere of Indecent by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel, and studied playwriting with the renowned writer. Throughout her career, Stogsdill has worked with artists and directors from Broadway and National Tours, The National Theatre in London, and film and television. She has awards and accolades from both USITT and KCACTF. Stogsdill graduated with a BFA in Theatre from Emporia State and an MFA in Theatrical Design and Production from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).  She has a passion for education and bringing challenging, professional quality theater to Southeast Kansas.


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Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I
 
Credit Hours

COMM 105

Theatre Appreciation

 3

ENGL 101

English Composition I

 3

CURR 100

First Year Seminar

    1

COMM 120

COMM 107

Fundamentals of Acting or Stagecraft

 3

CSIS 100

Computer Concepts and Applications

 3

 

Social and Behavioral Science Elective

    3

 

Total

    16

(Spring) Semester II
   

ENGL 289

English Composition II

 3

MATH 113

College Algebra

 3

PSYC 155

General Psychology

 3

HPER 150

Lifetime Fitness

    1

COMM 104

COMM 216

Theatre Design or Advanced Acting

 3

 

Arts/Humanities Elective

    3

 

Total

    16

(Fall)  Semester III
   

COMM 207

Fundamentals of Speech

 3

 

Program Elective

    3

 

Biological Science w/Lab or Physical Science w/Lab*

    5

 

Social and Behavioral Science Elective

    3

 

Arts/Humanities Elective

    3

 

Total

    17

(Spring)  Semester IV
   

COMM 206

Theatre Workshop (Drama)

 1

 

Biological Science w/out Lab or Physical Science w/out Lab*

    3

 

Arts/Humanities Elective

    3

 

Program Elective

    3

 

Program Elective

    3

 

Program Elective

    2

 

Total

    15

                      Associate of Arts Degree Program Credits  

*One of the science courses must be biological and one must be physical.    

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 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.



Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the program the student should be able to demonstrate:
1.  The basic duties and history of the primary and secondary artists involved with producing a theatrical production and the etiquette of the audience while attending a theatrical production.
2.  The basic use of the actor's instrument in movement and sound.
3.  The acting process from auditioning to performing in front of an audience.
4.  The design and technical process from conceptualizing to building and opening a production.
5.  A diverse repertoire of plays from a variety of eras and styles.