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Associate of Arts in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre Concentration)

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a Concentration in Theatre or Musical Theatre will have demonstrated:

  1. comprehension of basic theories, practices, and techniques used in theatre;
  2. proficiency in performance abilities or technical skills, and management situations;
  3. comprehension of audition and job interview skills;
  4. competency in analysis and research skills; and
  5. successful communication within the theatre environment using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills.

Required courses for Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre


Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra1 3
or MATH 101:   Applied Algebra for College Students1
MUSC 110: Class Piano 1
MUSC 112: Ear Training/Sight Singing I 1
MUSC 122: Music Theory I 3
MUSC 101: Voice Class 1
THTR 153: Acting I 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
    16
     
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
THTR 156: Voice for the Stage 3
MUSC 111: Class Piano II 1
  Science Elective ** 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
THTR 157: Fundamentals of Stage Movement 3
    14
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective * 3
  Science Elective ** 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective 3
THTR 131: Elements of Theatre 3
THTR 257: Dance for the Theatre 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
    16
     
Second Semester Hours
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective * 3
  Humanities Elective 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective 3
THTR 154: Acting II 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 61
     
Computer competency exam or CIS 105 (grade of "C" or higher)
     
Oral competency exam or SPCH 110 (grade of "C" or higher)
     
Students must meet pre-requisites before taking any given course.  Students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre Concentration) from BPCC.
     
Music Theatre majors are required to take a music theory placement exam prior to enrolling in MUSC122-Music Theory I for proper advising in the music theory sequence.
     
*Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective: ANTH 201, 202; BADM 201, 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, 102; POSC 201, 202; PSYC 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 215, 220, 225; SLGY 201, 202, 203, 207
     
**Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105, 106, 107; PHSC 105, 106, 107, 110, 111; SCI 101, 102
     
1For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101.  Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.

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