Oct 21, 2021
Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) in Fine and Performing Arts
Transfer Pattern – Theatre
Transfer Pattern accredited by: The National Association of Schools of Theatre
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 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)
- Arts and Humanities (THTR 101 ) 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credits.
- Mathematics 3 Credits.
- Information Technology 3 Credits.
Theatre Program Requirements - 31 Credits
Theatre Program Electives - 6 Credits
(Choose two classes from the list of courses below)
Total Required for A.F.A. Degree: 61-62*
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 62-63 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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
- 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.
Transfer Pattern Description:
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.
Fundamental courses in Theatre are offered at all CCBC campuses. Advanced classes required to complete the A.A. or A.F.A. degree in Theatre are only offered at the Essex campus. Any changes in the recommended list of Theatre courses must be approved by the Theatre Coordinator and the Chair of the Performing Arts and Humanities Department.
CCBC Essex is an accredited institutional member of The National Association of Schools of Theatre. The Theatre program transfer pattern follows guidelines established by that organization.
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.