Theatre: Design/Production (AAS)
Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 60
For more information: Contact Associate Professor Ben Fisler, 443-412-2644, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
The Theatre: Design/Production A.A.S. degree offers students the opportunity to learn, train, and gain the specialized technical and artistic skills required to execute contemporary theatrical productions. Harford Community College faculty work with each student to create an artistic point of view within a professional work ethic appropriate for the theatre.
The major in Theatre: Design/Production is time-consuming and physically demanding. Participation in productions is a part of the educational program. All majors must participate in theatre activities on weekends and during the evening.
Between traveling road shows and guest productions that perform at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena, The Amoss Center, and The Chesapeake Theatre, along with College and community productions on the thrust stage of the Chesapeake Center, students have the opportunity to work in all forms of theatre such as plays, musicals, mime, and children’s drama.
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Theatre: Performance / Associate of Applied Sciences in Theatre: Design/Production degree students will be able to:
- Successfully transfer to a four-year institution.
- Perform specific, marketable skills in theatre.
- Demonstrate professional standards of behavior .
- Apply appropriate performance or production skills to a variety of theatrical projects.
- Use appropriate resources to identify jobs and training opportunities in theatre.
Graduates may transfer to such institutions as Towson University and University of Maryland campuses in Baltimore County and College Park. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should check the requirements of that institution. If they are significantly different from the courses listed, students should consult with an advisor for academic guidance as early as possible in their academic career.
Graduates of this program, with close professional advising and job networking provided by the faculty, find employment opportunities with performing arts organizations and a variety of businesses and promoters involved in theatre, film, television, broadcasting, and news media.
Field Trip Statement
Courses in this program may require field trips.
Recommended Course Sequence
|ART 101||Fundamentals of 2D Design||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition (GE)||3|
|PSY 101||General Psychology (GB)||3|
|THEA 101||Introduction to Theatre (GH)||3|
|THEA 104||Stagecraft I||3|
|Physical Education Elective||1|
|ART 108||Digital Media Culture (GI)||3|
|CADD 101||Introduction to CADD||3|
|THEA 279||Theatre Workshop I||1|
|Mathematics Elective (GM) 1||3|
|Upper-level Theatre Course||3|
|ART 122||Color: Art, Science & Culture (GH)||3|
|CADD 102||Intermediate CADD||3|
or DRAM 203
|Script Analysis: From Page to Stage (GH) 2
or Survey of World Drama (GH) (D)
|THEA 280||Theatre Workshop II||1|
|Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective (GL)||4|
|Upper-level Theatre Course||3|
|ART 203||Art and Architecture in the United States (GH)||3|
|DRAM 204||Survey of Modern Drama (GH) (D)||3|
|THEA 281||Theatre Workshop III||1|
|Upper-level Theatre Course||6|
Students may substitute a four-credit mathematics elective.
THEA 106 Script Analysis: From Page to Stage (GH) is required for students intending to transfer to Towson University.
Select four of the following courses:
|THEA 201||Fundamentals of Play Directing||3|
|THEA 202||Scene Design||3|
|THEA 205||Stagecraft II||3|
|THEA 223||Makeup for the Performer||3|
|THEA 273||Cooperative Education III Theatre 1||3|
Students should contact Advising, Career and Transfer services for permission to register for Cooperative Education courses, 443-412-2301.
General Education Degree Requirements
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Behavioral/Social Science (GB)
English Composition (GE)
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (GI)
Biological/Physical Laboratory Science (GL)
Biological/Physical Science (GS)