Theatre

Theatre

Theatre

The Theatre Program offers experience in all facets of acting, make-up, scenery construction and other technical aspects of theatre. Typically the fall theatre production of the year is scheduled for the middle of October, and the spring production is scheduled for early April.Specialized advising is available for transfer to specific universities.

Courses Offered

SPT 1223—Movement for the Actor: Techniques for stage movement for the actor. 

SPT 1233—Acting I: An introduction to the training of the voice, body and imagination as the foundations of the work of an actor through the study of acting theory, vocabulary, theatrical games, monologue, and scene work. 

SPT 1273—Theatrical Makeup: Techniques in the application of makeup for the stage.

SPT 2143—Oral Interpretation: Training is given in the techniques of oral interpretative presentation, its theories, and practices. 

SPT 2233—Theatre Appreciation: An introduction of the cultural, historical, and social aspects of drama. Class content provides an appreciation of the theatre and performance art to develop audience standards through demonstration of the unique characteristics of theatre. A fine arts elective. 

SPT 2283—Acting II: Continued training in the techniques of role preparation and character development through concentrated monologue and scene work.

SPT 1241, 1251, 2241, 2251—Drama Production: Participation in college drama productions. Required for theatre majors. 

Theatre, suggested Degree Plan

1st Semeser (Fall)

ENG 11133 credit hours
SPT 1233 (Acting I)3
MAT 13133
Theatre Appreciation3
SPT 12411
Orientation2
Total credit hours15 credit hours

2nd Semester

ENG 11233
SPT 2283 (Acting II)3
SPT 1223 or 21433
SPT 12733
SPT 12511
HIS (any history)3
16

3rd Semester
Literature class3
Science with lab4
One of the following: PSY 1513, SOC 2113, GEO 1113, ECO 2113, ECO 2123, another HIS class3
SPT 22411
SPT 1113 or 21733
Elective3
17

4th Semester
SPT 1223 or 21433
Another of the following: PSY 1513, SOC 2113, GEO 1113, ECO 2113, ECO 2123, another HIS class3
Science with lab4
Electives 7
14

Scholarships

Dorothy Brownlee Scholarship

The Dorothy Brownlee Scholarship has been established through the Hinds Community College Foundation by Mrs. Dorothy Morris Brownlee. A graduate of Hinds Agricultural High School and Hinds Junior College Class of 1935, Mrs. Brownlee has always had a passion for theatre. Mrs. Brownlee has also served on the Development Foundation Board of Directors.

To be eligible, a student must be a full-time freshman or sophomore majoring in theatre or speech. The student should also be enrolled full-time on the Raymond Campus and should maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarship recipients are expected to actively participate in the Theatre program at Hinds.

Interested students should fill out the Hinds Community College Application for Scholarships. Applications are due by March 1 each year.

Bo Byrnes Memorial Scholarship

The Bo Byrnes Memorial Scholarship has been established through the Hinds Community College Foundation by Bo's Aunt, Theresa Moody. Bo Byrnes grew up in Greenville, MS and was 24 years old at the time of his death. He attended Hinds Community College from 1990 to 1992 and was a member of the Lendon Players, performing in several productions and receiving the Maxwell Award for best actor in a supporting role for "Lend Me a Tenor" in 1993. Bo discovered his love for acting and the stage during his senior year of high school and the Lendon Players gave him the opportunity to explore his talent and comedic spirit during his years at Hinds. This scholarship is in his memory and is to be awarded to a student possessing the same love of the stage and the Lendon Players.

To be eligible, a student must be a sophomore and an active member of the Lendon Players. The student should also be enrolled full-time on the Raymond Campus with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Interested students should fill out the Hinds Community College Application for Scholarships. Applications are due by March 1 each year.

Lendon Players

The Lendon Players is an organization created for students who are interested in dramatics and the theatre arts. Membership is open to all students. The purpose of the Lendon Players is to foster and develop skills and interests in the field of drama. Club members take part in the production of plays sponsored by the Department of Speech and Theatre.