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2018-2019

Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts - Theater

This Option is for those students who plan to purse a B.A. or B.F.A. in Theater or Performing Arts and begin entry-level careers in theater arts, acting, communications, teaching, and other related fields. A grade of "C" or higher is required for all courses in the major.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate extensive physical and vocal techniques used in various acting styles. 
  • Explain in writing all elements of a production sequence of a performance. 
  • Evaluate each phase of a production sequence in order to produce a valuable, entertaining, and meaningful performance.
  • Realize a performance that exhibits the abilities to perform in front of an audience.

General Education:

In addition to the program-specific outcomes listed above, students completing the Associate degree programs are required to demonstrate proficiency in the General Education learning outcomes. Specific outcomes may vary by program; please refer to the program requirements below. 

 


Note:

A.  It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101.  For a list of WI courses available for registration go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses

B.  Students transferring to William Paterson University must take SO 102 Institutional Racism. All other students: please see Category 8 for other Diversity course choices.

C.  In the first semester of the first year, theater majors must audition for the spring play.  In the first semester of the second year, theater majors must audition for the spring play.


General Education(49 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
MA 102 College Mathematics II 3
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
Choose two (2) of the following courses  (6 credits)
EC 101 Economics I 3
GE 101 Cultural Geography 3
PL 101 Introduction to Political Science 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SO 202 Cultural Anthropology 3
Humanities (9 credits)
Choose three (3) courses from the following  (9 credits)
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
EN 108 Creative Writing 3
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3
EN 208 Film Appreciation 3
EN 214 Shakespeare 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
History (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (6 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3AND
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
OR
HI 201 U.S. History I 3AND
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3
Free Elective (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
EN 108 Creative Writing 3
EN 208 Film Appreciation 3
EN 214 Shakespeare 3

Option (Theater)(12 credits)

Code Name Credits
EN 206 Modern Drama 3
ST 110 Acting I 3
ST 111 Acting II 3
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
ST 110 Acting I 3.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
MA 102 College Mathematics II OR MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
ST 111 Acting II 3.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
BS 100 Human Biology OR SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4.0
EN 206 Modern Drama 3.0
Free Elective 3.0
History Course 3.0
Humanities Course 3.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3.0
Diversity Course 3.0
History Course 3.0
Humanities Course 3.0
Humanities Course 3.0
Total 15.0