Performing Arts - Drama

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2 yrs
Students pursuing the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a Drama Concentration are expected to “understand the elements of play construction and the development of Caribbean theatre as a consequence of historical moments in the Caribbean;” (CAPE Performing Arts Syllabus, 2014) demonstrate the ability to discuss the development of Caribbean drama; explain the characteristics of drama of different periods and analyse scripts; and critique productions. This programme prepares students for careers or further study in film and theatre. Ensemble Requirement: Performing Arts students are required to be members of at least one ensemble for the duration of their academic studies with the institution. Those ensembles will grant 1 credit per semester towards graduation. Notes: Applicants holding a CSEC Theatre Arts Certificate will be allowed to challenge certain introductory courses. Electives: Students may choose any one of the following courses: Any 100-Level, DAN 1xx Dance Course, Any 100-Level, DRA 1xx Drama course, ENG 222, Literary and Cultural Theory, FLM 100, Intro to Film Studies, HUM 205, Advanced Leadership Studies, MUS 1xx, Any 100-Level Music Course or MUS 160, Drama and Musical Theatre Workshop.
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Programme Goals

Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and make judgments about aesthetic quality; to critique performances from multiple perspectives.

Develop an understanding of the spiritual, moral, ethical, social, and cultural issues linked with the performing arts.

Demonstrate effective communication skills, intellectual discipline, imaginative thinking, and effective time management in managing the process involved in realising an idea.

Produce and communicate clear and effective arguments and ideas formed independently.

Demonstrate the ability to utilise appropriate technology in discussing their discipline.

Demonstrate an understanding of the terms and forms of their chosen concentration through studying the elements, structures, and characteristics of each particular art form.

Communicate effectively in written and oral form in business situations using accounting reports.

Performing Arts - Music (Associate)

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Semester 1
COM 100
Personal Development for College Success
1 Credits
ENG 104
English Composition I
3 Credits
PER 100
Creative Entrepreneurship I
3 Credits
DRA 030
Theatre Ensemble
1 Credits
Elementary Spanish/French
3 Credits
CSC 104
Microcomputer Applications
3 Credits
Any 100-Level Science
4 Credits
Semester 2
ENG 105
English Composition II
3 Credits
PER 101
Creative Entrepreneurship II
3 Credits
ENG 107
Elements of Literature
3 Credits
DRA 100
Performance Technique and Research
3 Credits
Intermediate Spanish/French
3 Credits
Semester 3
ENG 106
Speech Communication
3 Credits
Any 100-Level Social Science
3 Credits
DRA 101
Forming the Performer
3 Credits
ENG 125
Shakespeare and Other Authors
4 Credits
Any 100-Level History
3 Credits
Semester 4
DRA 201
Art of the Performance
3 Credits
DRA 205
Caribbean Theatre and The World
3 Credits
MAT 113
Introduction to Statistics
4 Credits
Elective Course
3 Credits

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