Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts Transfer Pattern, Associate of Fine Arts

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in Theatre. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or their Theatre discipline advisor for information about specific requirements. This sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

CCBC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.  Theatre Program transfer patterns follow standards established by that organization.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of period research and historical perspectives through advanced coursework in both performance and technical theatre that relates to the cultural, social, aesthetic, philosophical and environmental issues utilized in theatrical performance;
  2. demonstrate mastery of advanced written, oral, verbal and non-verbal communication skills required for immediate employment in the theatre community or audition entry into a baccalaureate level program of study;
  3. develop enhanced critical thinking, judgment, and problem solving skills through participation in additional production based coursework and advanced independent study that approximates the first two years of a BFA degree program;
  4. develop a portfolio in several mediums, including stage, film and television for transfer to a BFA program or professional working environment that highlights the best work completed at CCBC emphasizing originality, facility and advanced exploration; and
  5. participate in a culminating theatre performance experience on campus, in regional theatre or professional internship, that enhances the student's ability for immediate professional employment upon graduation or transfer to a BFA theatre program.

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

The Theatre Program at CCBC is designed to provide curricular opportunities for students who wish to pursue further academic study in theatre, students who wish to pursue a career in professional theatre, non-theatre students who wish to take theatre arts electives, and community members who wish to enhance understanding and appreciation of the theatre.

Type of Credential

Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) in Fine and Performing Arts
Transfer Pattern – Theatre

Program Code

P 280

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville, Cohen Ambrose
443-840-5649 or cambrose2@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Essex, Julie Lewis
443-840-1538 or jlewis2@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Theatre, see International Baccalaureate. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements - While there are no program-specific agreements, see other types of agreements such as guaranteed admission, block transfer, and discounts.

Courses Needed for This Transfer Pattern*

General Education - 24-25 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One course must be a Diversity course. 

  • Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (MUSC 110 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 125 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 36 Credits

Program Requirements:
Program Electives:

Choose three courses from the list below.

Total Required for A.F.A. Degree: 60*

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Other

Program Mission

The Theatre Program at CCBC is designed to provide curricular opportunities for students who wish to pursue further academic study in theatre, students who wish to pursue a career in professional theatre, non-theatre students who wish to take theatre arts electives, and community members who wish to enhance understanding and appreciation of the theatre. This program is a two-year, university-parallel curriculum that provides students with the optimal combination of academic and practical experience through co-curricular theatre productions that serves the diverse interests of the college and the community. In addition, the program strives to provide opportunities and support for artistic, academic and professional development for faculty and staff.