Theater Arts

Independence Community College

Program Description

Theater Arts

Independence Community College

Theater Arts

The William Inge Center for the Arts at Independence Community College offers our Theatre Arts students a unique educational experience, which affords them direct contact with more professional guest artists than any other College or University in Kansas. Our students join an ensemble in which they learn, work, and grow together through a specialized system of training, as they earn a transferable Associate of Arts Degree in Theater.

In class, the curriculum guides the student through a training progression that emphasizes the work of Uta Hagen (Acting), Kristin Linklater (Voice), and Jacques LeCoq (Movement). Theater Arts students perform in or help craft main-stage productions in a variety of styles ranging from American Classics to Chekov to Shakespeare to contemporary World Premieres.

The Theater Department, located in the Fine Arts Building, is home to the renowned and publically acclaimed William Inge Theater Festival, which is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas. Named for William Inge, the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning writer, an alumnus of ICC, this annual festival honors the craft of playwriting and theater, and offers students the opportunity to work with professionals in the fields of acting, directing, writing and technical theater.

The Associate of Arts Degree in Theater is a two-year curriculum designed to transfer to theater programs in four-year colleges and universities. A degree in Theater Arts opens a world of opportunity for careers that include: Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer, Casting Director, Talent Agent, Literary Manager, Stage Manager, and Technical Director.

First Semester

  • Acting I
  • Voice I: The Actor’s Voice
  • Theater History
  • Stagecraft I
  • Rehearsal and Performance I
  • English Composition I
  • Computer Concepts & Applications

Second Semester

  • Voice II: Joy of Phonetics/Dialects
  • Movement I: The Moving Body
  • Script Analysis
  • Stage Make-up
  • Rehearsal and Performance II
  • English Composition II
  • College Algebra

Third Semester

  • Acting II
  • Movement II: Stage Combat
  • Rehearsal and Performance III
  • Intro to Dramatic Literature
  • Arts/Humanities Elective
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective

Fourth Semester

  • Audition Techniques and Strategies
  • Theater Ensemble: Improv
  • Rehearsal and Performance IV
  • Laboratory Science Elective
  • Arts/Humanities Elective
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 16, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Independence, Kansas
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