An option of Arts & Sciences

Offers students an opportunity to experience theater on a variety of levels, enabling them to participate as theatrical apprentices, to transfer to a four-year theater program or to obtain an associate in arts degree.


Tad Janes
Program Manager

Karen Santelli
CHA Academic Office Manager

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Courses Credits
EN 101 English Composition 3
EN 102 English Composition & Literature 3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
PS 101 General Psychology 3
HI 101 History of Western Civilization 3
HI 102 History of Western Civilization 3
Arts & Humanities  
AR 101 Two Dimensional Art and Design 3
DR 101 Introduction to Theater 3
DR 102 Introduction to Acting 3
DR 121 Stagecraft 3
DR 204 Production Survey   or  
DR 205 Acting Survey 2
DR 206 Advanced Acting   or  
DR 214 Readers’ Theater 3
Drama (DR)/Communications (CMSP) Elective 3
MU 101 Introduction to Music History & Appreciation 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
CMSP 103  Speech Fundamentals 3
Biological & Physical Sciences  
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (Lab course) (GenEd course list) 4
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues  
Choose from 2 categories:  
Computer Literacy Elective  (GenEd course list)  
Interdisciplinary Issues Elective  (GenEd course list) ‡  
Multicultural Issues & Perspectives Elective (GenEd course list) ‡  
Wellness Elective  (GenEd course list) 6
PE/Health Elective (A Wellness course will satisfy this elective) 1/3
Total 60/65

‡ All degree-seeking students must complete a Cultural Competency course in order to graduate. This course may satisfy another requirement in your program. If a specific course is not required, choose at least one course from the Cultural Competence list in the academic catalog.
Students will be able to:
  1. Understand the historical context of theatre and drama, including its relationship to contemporary society and culture.
  2. Demonstrate an introductory practical, working knowledge of how to produce a play on stage, including all related performance, script, design, and technical aspects.
  3. Critically differentiate and evaluate what they and other have created.
  4. Gain experience with individual and collaborative processes needed to produce and understand theatre.
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation. For more information, visit the Career & Transfer Center, Enrollment Services Building, J-201, 301.846.2594.