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Theatre/Technical Design and Production, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Theatre/Technical Design and Production

Transfer Pattern accredited by: The National Association of Schools of Theatre

General Education - 36-39 Credits

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.)

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-5 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (from 2 disciplines) 6 Credits.
  • Arts and Humanities (THTR 101 ) 3 Credits.
  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Global, Historical and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.

Degree Requirements - 9 Credits

Two-Semester Sequence - 6 Credits

Choose a two semester sequence from this list:

Critical Thinking - 3 Credits

Choose one from this list:


** These courses may also be used as a General Education Elective.

Theatre Design and Production Required Classes - 12 Credits

Theatre Electives - 3-6 Credits

(Choose one or two courses from this list)

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60-66*

*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 61-67 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:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of period research and historical perspectives as it relates to the cultural, social, aesthetic, and environmental issues related to theatrical design and production;
  2. communicate clearly, concisely and accurately using a vocabulary of design, artistic and technical theatre terminology;
  3. demonstrate a familiarity with the basic materials used for two and three-dimensional scenery and the standard use of tools, equipment and safety practices related to scenic construction, theatrical rigging and electricity;
  4. use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve problems specifically related to the craft of creating and designing for the stage; and
  5. demonstrate a familiarity and basic skill in creating theatrical design through scaled drawings, blueprints, storyboards, renderings and three dimensional scale models.

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 on the CCBC 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.

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.

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