Theatre

Many Students at Iowa Central are theatre majors who start with Iowa Central to gain performance experience and more individualized attention. The directors then assist those students with audition preparation as they transfer to further their studies. Other students take Iowa Central theatre courses in order to better prepare for careers in communication, broadcasting, teaching, business – any career path which requires strong communication skills and performance confidence. Many plan to be active participants and supporters of the Arts without making them career options.

Performance Opportunities

There are various opportunities for students to perform at Iowa Central within the Theatre department. Below is a listing of those opportunities:

  • Fall Play in October - Auditions on first day of classes
  • Spring Musical in March - Auditions in November
  • Senior and Junior Visit Days
  • Improvisation Club
  • Acting Class Ensembles
  • Student Productions

Possible Careers

  • Acting
  • Broadcasting
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Directing
  • Lighting Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Properties Master
  • Scenic Designer
  • Scenic Painter
  • Stage Manager
  • Sound Designer
  • Teaching
  • And Many More!

Theatre Courses Offered

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DRA-101 Intro to Theatre
3.0
DRA-130 Acting I
3.0
DRA-132 Acting II
3.0

Course Schedule (for those seeking an A.A. Degree)

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DRA-130 Acting I
3.0
DRA-101 Intro to Theatre
3.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
MAT-156 Statistics I
3.0
OR
MAT-111 Math for Liberal Arts
4.0
 
Total Hours: 13/14

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DRA-132 Acting II
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
MAT-158 Statistics II
3.0
OR
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation
3.0
DRA-154 Theatre Production
3.0
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
BIO-102 Intro to Biology
3.0
BIO-103 Intro to Biology Lab
1.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DRA-254 Theatre Production II
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Remaining Elective Courses
3-6
 
Total Hours: 15-18
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 60-62

Staff

Katie Buchholz Coordinator of Technical Theatre 515-574-1201 buchholz@iowacentral.edu
Teresa Jackson Director of Theatre 515-574-1206 jackson@iowacentral.edu
Cassidy Vermeer Performing Arts Coordinator, Dance Coach 515-574-1204 vermeer@iowacentral.edu