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Performing Arts Certificate

Semester Requirements

Aaron Kelstone, Program Director
(585) 286-1659, abwnpa@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/pa

Program overview

The performing arts certificate is designed to provide students with an additional set of marketable skills. Students develop knowledge of standard theatrical operating procedures as well as principles and practices of theater accessibility for deaf people, allowing them to work in professional, regional, and community theater. The certificate also provides a solid foundation for both deaf and hearing students who wish to pursue further education in film, video, theater, and related forms of performing arts.

The certificate includes knowledge of theater terminology, practices, and protocols; issues in script analysis; ASL translation and accessibility; and experience in performance and technical theater. Students take Theatre Practicum I (NHSS-248), then select three additional courses in areas such as stagecraft, acting, scenic and lighting technology, and scenic painting and props, to name a few. Candidates for this certificate must complete or have already completed an undergraduate program at NTID/RIT.

Curriculum

Performing arts, certificate, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
NHSS-248 Theatre Practicum I 1
Choose three of the following courses: 9
   NHSS-120    Introduction to Performing Arts  
   NHSS-122    Introduction to Stagecraft  
   NHSS-130    Acting I  
   NHSS-132    Sign Mime, Creative Movement, and Visual Theatre  
   NHSS-134    Dance I: Jazz and Hip-Hop  
   NHSS-223    Scenic and Lighting Technology  
   NHSS-224    Scenic Painting and Props  
   NHSS-225    Costume, Mask, and Stage Make-Up  
   NHSS-231    Acting II  
   NHSS-235    Dance II: Modern Dance and Ballet  
   NHSS-240    Theatre History Through Deaf Eyes  
   NHSS-249    Seminar in Performing Arts  
Total Semester Credit Hours 10

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Program overview

The performing arts certificate is designed to provide students with an additional set of marketable skills. Students develop knowledge of standard theatrical operating procedures as well as principles and practices of theater accessibility for deaf people, allowing them to work in professional, regional, and community theater. The program also provides a solid foundation for both deaf and hearing students who wish to pursue further education in film, video, theater, and related forms of performing arts.

The certificate includes knowledge of theater terminology, practices, and protocols; issues in script analysis; ASL translation and accessibility; and experience in performance and technical theater. Students may take four 3 quarter credit hour courses in the performance/script track (for students interested in acting, dramaturgy, translation, and dance/movement) or the technical theater track (for students interested in scenic, lighting, and costume design/technology, and stage management). A 3 quarter credit hour production practicum is required for both tracks. Students are granted the performing arts certificate upon successful completion of 15 quarter credit hours.

This program is not intended as a stand-alone certification. Applicants for the performing arts certificates must be matriculated and in good standing in an undergraduate program at RIT/NTID or graduates holding an undergraduate degree from one of those programs. Introduction to Performing Arts (0881-250) is a prerequisite.

Curriculum

Performing arts (performance/script emphasis), certificate, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
0881-298 Performing Arts Practicum 3
Choose four of the following: 12
   0881-256    Script Analysis  
   0881-210    Acting I  
   0881-260    Acting II  
   0881-258    Introduction to Play Creating  
   0881-168    Jazz  
   0881-266    Ballet  
   0881-267    Fundamentals of Choreography  
   0881-202    History of Theater  
   0881-204    Deaf Theater History  
   0881-217    Stage Combat  
   0881-218    Dance History  
   0881-166    Sign Mime and Creative Movement  
   0881-253    Arts Management  
   0881-259    Creative Translation  
   0881-261    Audition Technique  
   0881-167    Dance Performance  
   0881-257    Introduction to Dramatic Literature  
Total Quarter Credit Hours 15

Performing arts (technical theater emphasis), certificate, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
0881-298 Performing Arts Practicum 3
Choose four of the following: 12
   0881-256    Script Analysis  
   0881-222    Scenic Technology I  
   0881-223    Scenic Technology II  
   0881-224    Scene Painting  
   0881-231    Costume Technology I  
   0881-232    Costume Technology II  
   0881-233    Stage Make-up  
   0881-241    Lighting Technology I  
   0881-242    Lighting Technology II  
   0881-253    Arts Management  
   0881-272    Stage Management  
Total Quarter Credit Hours
15