Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

  • Students should consult KCC’s 2014-15 Academic Catalog and the course equivalency guides located in the Academic Advising office for specific transfer information.
  • The specific amount of the lab fee will vary with current costs of materials and is published in each semester’s schedule of classes.
  • For a more comprehensive coverage of course content and requirements, students are invited to use the collection of course syllabi located in the respective departments’ office area.
  • Some Kellogg Community College course have prerequisite requirements that must be met before you can register. Prerequisites are listed at the end of each course description. Select your course of study and make sure you have the appropriate knowledge and/or skills to be successful in the course in which you wish to enroll.
  • Certain course prerequisites can be overridden by the department chair or director responsible for the course.

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  • THEA 121
    3 CR
    Humanities course in theatre as an art, stressing the universality of man's desires, problems, and dreams. This includes a study of the social trends which influenced the work of the playwrights and designers and contemporary methods of theatrical expression. Humanities elective. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • THEA 122
    3 CR
    Humanities course in theatre as an art with special attention given to the development of musical comedy and to contemporary themes and productions. Open to all students as a humanities elective. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • THEA 125
    3 CR
    An introductory course in basic technical production including scenery construction, lighting, costumes, makeup, sound, and theatre business management. Class work includes practical experience in conjunction with College productions. [16-32-48] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • THEA 218
    3 CR
    A study of the techniques of acting. Each student is given individualized instruction in developing acting techniques. Laboratory work includes participation in classroom and College productions. [16-32-48] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • THEA 220
    3 CR
    A continuation of THEA 218 which involves intensive study of problems in acting style, as well as the extension of the performer's range in the areas of characterization and physical interpretation of a role. [16-32-48] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: THEA 218
  • THEA 223
    3 CR
    An introduction to acting techniques and thought processes used in video and film production with an emphasis on the language of cinema and hands-on, student-driven projects.
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • THEA 225
    3 CR
    An advanced course in technical production with emphasis on scenery design and construction, scene painting, costume design and construction, makeup design and execution. Students will have opportunities for individualized instruction. Practical experience in conjunction with College productions. [16-32-48] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: THEA 125
  • THEA 230
    3 CR
    The study of selected plays from the standpoint of the theatre artist. Emphasis is placed on a thorough examination of the play script preparatory to production, including production budgets, set/space requirements, casting problems, and the director's and performer's approach to the material.
    Prerequisites: THEA 218
  • The literature, theory, and techniques of theatre for children. Study of formal and informal drama, story theatre, and improvisation. An actual production of a play for children will tour area schools. [16-32-48] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • THEA 280
    1 CR
    This course is required to participate in all KCC theatrical productions, as well as students who have an interest in transferring to a theatrical collegiate program. Students will gain practical experience in all phases of the theatrical art. Includes acting, lighting, makeup, scenery construction, publicity, box office, costuming, stage managing, and properties. Specific duties and academic instruction will be arranged with the director of theatre
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 281
    3 CR
    This course is required to participate in all KCC theatrical productions, as well as students who have an interest in transferring to a theatrical collegiate program. Students will gain practical experience in all phases of the theatrical art. Includes acting, lighting, makeup, scenery construction, publicity, box office, costuming, stage managing, and properties. Specific duties and academic instruction will be arranged with the director of theatre. Course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credit hours per area of discipline. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 285
    3 CR
    An introductory course in the techniques of arts management, including personnel management and theatre organization, financial planning, grant writing, publicity, graphics, and public relations.
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 297
    3 CR
    This course is designed to allow the students to explore focus areas in theatre such as directing, screening of plays, costumes, makeup, etc. Course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credit hours.
    Prerequisites: None