Mar 03, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
  
College Catalog 2023-2024

Theatre Concentration, A.A.


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This concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to seek bachelor’s degrees in theatre arts, theatre education (elementary or secondary), early childhood education, literature/drama, public speaking, or communication. Students should complete the requirements for the associate’s degree before transferring to a four-year institution for the bachelor’s degree. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, see Transfer Options below.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Semester 1


  • Credits: 3 *
  • or

  • Elective  - Elective Credits: 3 *
    HUM-120  satisfies the Learning Community Requirement OR Choose one college-level course as an elective.
  •  

  • Credits: 3 *
  • Credits: 3 *
  • GenEd -CCC Community & Cultural Contexts Credits: 3
    This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts 
    Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu
  • GenEd -QPS Quantitative Problem Solving Credits: 3-4 *
  • This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving

    Choose one course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu

Total Credits: 15-16


Semester 1 Advising Note

  • Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously.
  • New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.

Semester 2


Total Credits: 15-16


Semester 2 Advising Note

  • Meet with an advisor to begin career planning activities.
  • Begin exploring transfer options: attend a transfer workshop and the College transfer fair

Semester 3


  • Elective Theatre Elective Credits: 3
    Choose a course with a prefix of THR (Elective may not be a required Theatre course)
  • Elective - Behavioral or Social Science Elective Credits: 3
    Choose one course from Behavioral or Social Science Electives menu
  • Elective - Literature Elective Credits: 3
    Choose one LIT course
  • GenEd -SR Scientific Reasoning Credits: 4
    This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning
    Choose any course from the Scientific Reasoning Menu
  • Elective - Humanities Elective Credits: 3
    Choose one course from Humanities Electives menu

Total Credits: 16


Semester 3 Advising Note

  • Continue preparations for transfer: write essays for transfer institution, collect letters of recommendation, apply for transfer.
  • Complete a pre-graduation check with an advisor in LifeMap

Semester 4


  • Elective Theatre Elective Credits: 3
    Choose a course with a prefix of THR (Elective may not be a required Theatre course)
  • Elective - Elective Credits: 3
    Choose one college level course
  • Elective Literature Elective Credits: 3
    Choose one LIT course
  • Elective Behavioral or Social Science Elective Credits: 3
    Choose one course from Behavioral or Social Science Electives menu
  • GenEd -E General Education Elective Credits: 4
    This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.
    Choose a course from the Scientific Reasoning Menu

Total Credits: 16


Semester 4 Advising Note

  • Apply for graduation

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:


  • Apply fundamental technique to the practice of theatre
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in the collaborative process
  • Create work that demonstrates artistic intent
  • Express and understanding of the connection between theatre and society`

Career Outlook


Graduates of this concentration with a strong theatre background qualify for careers in all aspects of print and broadcast journalism; radio/TV production; dance and expressive movement; art and art therapies, as they are related to counseling and psychology; elementary and secondary teaching; communication; and literature.

Transfer Options


MassTransfer A2B Link

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell

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