Catalog Year 2017/2018

Theatre Area of Concentration within the A.A. in Arts & Humanities

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.

Two Year Course Rotation


Tad Janes
Program Manager

Karen Santelli
CHA Academic Office Manager

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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements.
  • Students must take a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.
Course  Credits


EN 101–English Composition 3


Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Two courses selected from different disciplines 6

Arts & Humanities

Art Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Two courses selected from different disciplines (GenEd course list) 7

General Education Elective  (Select from GenEd course list)

PE/Health Requirement

Concentration Courses
Students should check with an advisor or transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their courses.   

THR 101–Introduction to Theater 3
THR 102–Introduction to Acting 3
THR 121–Stagecraft 3
THR 206–Advanced Acting 3
Choose one Arts & Humanities course from Art, Communications, Digital Media Design,
English, Languages, Music, Music Industry, Philosophy, or Theatre.


Students should check with an advisor or institution (ARTSYS) before
selecting their electives. 



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 Counseling & Advising Office 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, 301.846.2471.