Theatre/Performance - Acting, Humanities and Social Sciences Area of Concentration, Associate of Arts
This area of concentration 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 concentration 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 areas of concentration follow standards established by that organization.
Upon successful completion of this area of concentration, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of period research and historical perspectives as it relates to the cultural, social, aesthetic, philosophical and environmental issues utilized in theatrical performance;
- use written, oral, verbal and non-verbal communication skills to translate dramatic literature from page to stage;
- use critical thinking skills to read with comprehension and critically and aesthetically analyze works in dramatic literature;
- perform with a flexible, strong and controlled voice with clear, articulate and expressive speech, utilizing skills in vocal projection in theatre spaces of varying sizes; and
- understand and appreciate the fundamentals of technical theatre in scenic, lighting and sound design, costuming, properties, stage management and backstage technical support through research and production participation.