Jun 07, 2023
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 Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Area of Concentration – Theatre/Technical Design and Production
Contacts and Additional Information
CCBC Catonsville, Cohen Ambrose
443-840-5649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CCBC Essex, Julie Lewis
443-840-1538 or email@example.com
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 .
- THTR 110 - Play Production II 1 Credit(s).
- THTR 141 (Essex) or THTR 146 (Catonsville) 3 Credit(s).
- THTR 293 - Independent Study: Thesis Project 3 Credit(s).
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).
Courses Needed for this Area of Concentration*
General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-35 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.
Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
- Information Technology (MUSC 110 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
- Mathematics (MATH 125 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
- Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
- Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).
Concentration Requirements and Electives: 29 Credits
Choose one from this list:
Choose one course from this list.
Total Credits Required for Degree: 63-64*
*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.
Area of Concentration Description
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.
Area of Concentration Outcomes
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, and environmental issues related to theatrical design and production;
- communicate clearly, concisely and accurately using a vocabulary of design, artistic and technical theatre terminology;
- 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;
- use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve problems specifically related to the craft of creating and designing for the stage; and
- demonstrate a familiarity and basic skill in creating theatrical design through scaled drawings, blueprints, storyboards, renderings and three dimensional scale models.
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.