Oakland Community College

ACTING and DIRECTING

Program Core Classes:

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Movement for the Actor
  • Acting for Film
  • Audition and the Business of Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre Activity

Electives:

  • Voice for the Actor
  • Fundamentals of Directing
  • Topics in Theatre: Movement Theatre
  • Topics in Theatre:  Meisner Technique
  • Topics in Theatre:  Voiceover
  • Topics in Theatre: Children's Theatre
  • Movement for Musical Theatre 

TECHNICAL THEATRE

Electives:

  • Theatre Production and Technology
  • Topics in Technical Theatre: Lighting Design
  • Topics in Technical Theatre: Hair and Make-up Design and Application
  • Fundamentals of Costuming
  • Theatre Activity
  • Play Production and Events Management

Program Description and Degree Requirements

Course Descriptions

Suggested Schedule

RECOMMENDED 2-YEAR CLASS SCHEDULE OF REQUIRED SPECIALTY COURSES

NOTE: This is a recommendation - courses can be taken at any time as long as prerequisites are met.  In planning your program, refer to the Theatre Program Course Offerings By Semester information below, as not all courses are offered each semester or yearly.

In addition to the required specialty courses listed below, you will also need to take twelve elective credits from the designated list found on the theatre program page of the OCC catalog, along with the general requirements for the associate degree.

FALL I - Acting I and Introduction to Theatre
WINTER I - Acting II and Theatre Activity
SUMMER I - Improvisation
FALL II - Acting for Film and Theatre Activity
WINTER II - Movement for the Actor and Audition and the Business of Acting

THEATRE PROGRAM COURSE OFFERINGS BY SEMESTER

(F=Fall, W=Winter, SI=Summer One)

THE 1561 Introduction to Theatre - F, W, SI
THE 1571 Acting One - F, W, SI
THE 1580 Acting Two - F, W
(Prerequisite THE 1571)
THE 1581 Voice for the Actor
THE 1583 Movement for the Actor - W
(Prerequisite THE 1571)
THE 1585 Acting for Film - F, W, SI
(Prerequisite THE 1571)
THE 1587 Audition & the Business of Acting - W
(Prerequisite THE 1571 & Pre- or Corequisite THE 1580)
THE 1589 Movement for Musical Theatre - F, SI
THE 1590 Improvisation - F, SI
THE 1601 Theatre Production and Technology - F, W
THE 1603 Fundamentals of Costuming - W
THE 1701-1703 Theatre Activity - F, W
THE 1990 Fundamentals of Directing - W in Odd Years
(Prerequisite THE 1571)
THE 2560 Play Production & Events Management - F
THE 2101-2110:  Topics in Theatre - Varies
THE 2111-2120: Topics in Technical Theatre - Varies

Note: If you begin the program in an odd year but hope to complete the program in two years, you will need to take Acting II as a corequisite to Audition and the Business of Acting.