Feb 22, 2020  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Performing Arts, Musical Theatre Concentration, AA


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The Associate of Applied Arts in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) is designed for students seeking practical experience and course work in musical theatre. The degree program provides a comprehensive two-year associate degree which students can transfer to a four-year theatre program, or students can seek continued employment in the entertainment industry using the enhanced professional performance (singing, dancing, and acting) and technical skills they have acquired.

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.

This program articulates with one or more institutions or agencies. Refer to the Articulation Agreements   section of the catalog for further detail.

Required Courses for Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a Concentration in Musical Theatre:

Freshman Year


First Semester: 16 Hours


Second Semester: 14 Hours


Sophomore Year


Third Semester: 16 Hours


Fourth Semester: 15 Hours


  • Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective Credit Hours: 3 * *
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3 * * * *
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • THTR Approved Theatre Elective Credit Hours: 3 *
  • THTR Approved Theatre Elective Credit Hours: 3 *

Total Credit Hours: 61


SPCH 110  or SPCH 115   (grade of “C” or higher)

Students must meet prerequisites 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 from BPCC.

Music Theatre majors are required to take a music theory placement exam prior to enrolling in MUSC 122:Music Theory I  for proper advising in the music theory sequence.

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.

*Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105 , BLGY 106 , BLGY 107 ; PHSC 105 , PHSC 106 , PHSC 107 , PHSC 110 , PHSC 111 ; SCI 101 , SCI 102  

**Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201 , ANTH 202 ; BADM 201 , BADM 202 ; CJUS 101 ; GPHY 101 , GPHY 102 GPHY 105 POSC 201 , POSC 202 ; PSYC 201 , PSYC 205 , PSYC 206 , PSYC 210 PSYC 220 , PSYC 225 , PSYC 290 ; SLGY 201 , SLGY 202 , SLGY 203 , SLGY 204 , SLGY 207 SLGY 290   

***The student must take a minimum of 9 hours from the following courses for the Musical Theatre concentration: THTR 112 , THTR 113 , THTR 114 , THTR 116 , THTR 120 , THTR 158 THTR 211 THTR 212 , THTR 213 , THTR 214 , THTR 215 , THTR 216 , THTR 220 , THTR 221 , THTR 232 , THTR 255 , THTR 256 , THTR 260  

****Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201 , ENGL 202 , ENGL 250 , ENGL 251 , ENGL 252 , ENGL 255 , ENGL 256 , ENGL 257 ; FREN 101 , FREN 102 , FREN 201 ; HIST 101 , HIST 102 , HIST 103 , HIST 104 , HIST 201 , HIST 202 , HIST 203 ; HMAN 201 , HMAN 202 , HMAN 203 ; RLGN 201 , RLGN 202 , RLGN 203 ; SPAN 101 , SPAN 102 , SPAN 201  

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