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Theatre Performance THEP.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 61 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Theatre
Effective as of Fall 2018

What is the program about?

The theatre performance degree is designed as a university-parallel program for students to transfer to four-year institutions. The faculty and staff are theatre professionals with extensive experience in acting, directing, playwriting and choreography. Curriculum is based on skills required to enhance students' performance including: voice, movement, character and script analysis, dance, auditioning and presentation. Successful students achieve real-world experience participating in our theatre productions in several performance venues. Students must pass all THE courses with a grade of C or better. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in analyzing and researching the script and taking the script to stage and differentiating major periods in theatre history.
  • Demonstrate competency in the area outside the Major field of study.
  • Demonstrate competency with basic audition and performance techniques.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are available in areas such as performer, director, educator, dramaturge, playwright, arts administrator, company business or artistic manager. These positions can commonly be found in theatre, film, television commercials, voice over work, theme parks, cruise ships, education, and modeling. A theatre performance degree also provides skills to enrich any career that requires artistic research, presentations, customer service, confidence or communication.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36). OT36 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.


  • Approval of Department


Course Title Credits
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
DAN 1172 (Ballet ) OR DAN 1173 (Modern Dance ) OR DAN 1174 (Jazz Dance I) OR DAN 1175 (Tap Dance ) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
MAT 1445 (Quantitative Literacy) OR MAT 1470 (College Algebra) 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
THE 1105 Introduction to Theatre 3
THE 1106 Stagecraft 2
THE 1107 Lab for Stagecraft 1
THE 1111 Acting I 3
THE 1212 Voice For The Actor 3
THE 1194 Applied Theatre Technology I 2
THE 1196 Applied Theatre Technology II 1
THE 1199 Applied Theatre Performance 1
THE 2201 History of Theatre I 3
THE 2202 History of Theatre II 3
THE 2206 Script Analysis 3
THE 2115 Movement For The Actor 3
THE 2216 Acting II 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

Sinclair's Theatre Performance Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.