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    Aug 14, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences: Theater and Dance, AA

No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: Stephen Johnson, Acting Associate Dean and Chair, Visual and Performing Arts

This associate of arts program option is designed for part- and full-time students with a specific academic interest in theater and dance. This option prepares students for a specific concentration at a four-year Maryland state college or university.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

actor, theater or technical director, musical theater producer, set or costume designer, technician, stage manager, make-up artist, dancer, choreographer, arts administrator, high school or college faculty, theater critic

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Communicate with the clarity, sound reasoning, and  understanding an appreciation of the theater arts.
  2. Present an aesthetic and technical proficiency portfolio for each academic year at the college   .
  3. Discuss, describe, critique, and analyzes works in the theater arts using the appropriate vocabulary of historical, literary, and theoretical knowledge of drama and /or dance.
  4. Demonstrate development in the theater arts including communication, critical thinking skills, and performing  arts skills, and creativity.   
  5. Appraise a variety of theatrical  events and performances.

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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Arts/Music (3 credits)

Completion of this course meets the Cultural and Global Awareness requirement.



Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing from subjects ECN, GRY, POL, PSY, or SOC

English literature (3 credits)



* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)