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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2019-20 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2019-20 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Fine & Performing Arts Concentration – Theater Option

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Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day

Program Description:

Students in the Fine & Performing Arts Concentration Theater Option Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program are prepared for transfer to a college, university or conservatory. Students are introduced to the interdisciplinary nature of the theater, in conjunction with a well-rounded liberal arts and science curriculum. Onstage and offstage skills are acquired in the classroom and applied in MCC Theater Department productions. This program qualifies for MassTransfer , which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Most students in the Fine & Performing Arts Theater Option continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree program in performance, production, administration or education. Graduates are also fully prepared to audition or interview in the highly competitive, professional marketplace, as well as in community theater. Some students enter the program to build a resume with MCC Theater Department productions to increase employment potential, while continuing their studies. Students should check the requirements of the transfer institution and meet with career and academic/transfer counselors at MCC for specific program planning.

Helpful Hints:

Students interested in skill acquisition for potential employment should look at the Performing Arts concentration (Theater Option) in Liberal Studies. Due to the intense nature of theater production, students should plan on a least two semesters at MCC without outside scheduling constraints. It is strongly recommended that students begin their educational career at Middlesex with foundation-level courses in English and math, along with one or two program requirements.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Fine & Performing Arts Concentration Theater Option program will achieve the learning outcomes of the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. Additionally, graduates are prepared to:

  • Understand and implement the various artistic and technical aspects required for performance;
  • Analyze and understand creative work;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the performing arts in societal and cultural contexts;
  • Use the critical vocabulary to evaluate performance;
  • Engage in the collaborative and cooperative process of theater.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 61

**If math, must be MAT 120 or above
♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

Special Requirements for Liberal Arts & Sciences-Fine & Performing Arts:*Must be from one of the following; MAT 120, MAT 165, MAT 177, MAT 182, MAT 195, MAT 250, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 290, MAT 291.

 Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.

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