Theatre: Performance (AA)
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 60
For more information: Associate Professor Dr. Ben Fisler, 443-412-2644, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
The Arts Associate of Arts degree in Theatre: Performance is designed to provide a broad liberal education as well as specialized professional training in which emphasis is placed on performance skills. 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: Performance is time-consuming and physically demanding. Participation in mainstage and studio productions is part of the educational program. All majors must participate in theatre activities on weekends and during the evening. Performance students work in all forms of theatre such as plays, musicals, mime, and children’s drama.
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts 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 of this program 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 careers.
Close professional advising and job networking provided by the faculty allows graduates to find employment opportunities with performing arts organizations and a variety of businesses and promoters involved in live theatrical and musical performances including: live theater, cruise ship lines, theme parks, film, television, and commercial promotions.
Field Trip Statement
Courses in this program may require field trips.
Recommended Course Sequence
|ENG 101||English Composition (GE)||3|
|PSY 101||General Psychology (GB)||3|
|THEA 101||Introduction to Theatre (GH)||3|
|THEA 102||Acting I||3|
|THEA 104||Stagecraft I||3|
|General Elective 1,2||1|
|MC 206||History of Film (GH)||3|
|THEA 103||Acting II||3|
|THEA 279||Theatre Workshop I||1|
|Behavioral/Social Science Elective (GB)||3|
|Mathematics Elective (GM) 1||3|
|ART 108||Digital Media Culture (GI)||3|
or THEA 106
|Survey of World Drama (GH) (D) 3
or Script Analysis: From Page to Stage (GH)
|THEA 221||Vocal Performance for the Stage||3|
|THEA 222||Movement for the Actor||3|
|THEA 280||Theatre Workshop II||1|
|Biological/Physical Science Elective (GS) 2||3|
|DRAM 204||Survey of Modern Drama (GH) (D)||3|
|PE 178||Dance Movement||1|
|THEA 201||Fundamentals of Play Directing||3|
|THEA 223||Makeup for the Performer||3|
|THEA 281||Theatre Workshop III||1|
|Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective (GL)||4|
If a four-credit course in mathematics is substituted, the one-credit General Elective in the first semester is not necessary.
If a four-credit course in biological/physical science is substituted, the one-credit General Elective in the first semester is not necessary.
THEA 106 Script Analysis: From Page to Stage (GH) is required for students intending to transfer to Towson University or Stevenson University.
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)