Theatre Arts

Raise the curtain on your theatre degree at Monroe Community College.

With Monroe Community College's theatre arts associate degree, you can get halfway toward a bachelor's degree in theatre. Working with a talented faculty of experienced theatre professionals, you'll explore the fundamentals of theatre arts. You can choose an optional concentration in either theatre performance or technical theatre.

Whichever theatre concentration you choose, you'll help to produce several shows each year for the MCC Theatre. You'll get hands-on experience both onstage and backstage in a wide range of theatrical genres, including musicals, comedies, dramas, and children's theatre. The MCC theatre program's recent productions include:

  • Rent
  • Suburbia
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The Ninth Circle
  • Once on This Island

Get Practical, Hands-On Experience with MCC's Theatre Arts Degree

The theatre arts program at Monroe Community College covers a complete range of theatre fundamentals. Through a combination of courses, workshops, and labs, you'll develop theatre skills such as:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Lighting
  • Music and sound
  • Set design
  • Costumes
  • Makeup
  • Props

You can transfer credits from MCC's Theatre Arts associate degree to four-year schools across the country. Graduates of the theatre arts program have a strong record of continued education and career success, building successful theatre careers both onstage and off.

To find out how a Theatre Arts associate's degree from Monroe Community College can prepare you for a theatre bachelor's degree and a career in the theatre, contact our admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.


THEATRE ARTS

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Visual and Performing Arts

School(s): Arts & Humanities

CIP Code: 50.0501
MCC Program Code: TH01
NYSED Code (BRI): 35956

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
This program of study is designed for students who plan to transfer and earn the baccalaureate degree with a major in theatrical performance or technical theatre. The program is balanced between courses providing general theatre knowledge and those designed to develop a particular theatrical skill. A variety of theatrical shows at the college provides students with opportunities to participate in the performance and production of a theatrical show for a public audience.

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Discuss basic theatre fundamentals in the areas of performance and technical theatre
2) Critically analyze scripts from a variety of theatrical productions
3) Critically analyze acting from a variety of theatrical productions or performances
4) Critically analyze technical aspects from a variety of theatrical productions or performances
5) Demonstrate various skills in regard to either theatrical performance or technical theatre

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Pre-algebra (one year of high school math or placement into Level 3 math at MCC.) Placement into TRS 105, ENG 101 or ENG 200 at initial entrance to MCC.

PERFORMANCE OPTION

Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER:
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR higher*
3
THE 110 Introduction to theTheatre
3
THE 112 Fundamentals of Acting One
3
THE 148 Voice and Diction
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER:
THE 111 Introduction to Technical Theatre
3
THE 147 Readers' Theatre
3
THE 149 Stage Movement
3
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient OR
ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE**
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
THE 113 Stage Makeup
3
HED 130 Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness OR
HED 207 Emotional Wellness
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE***
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE#
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER:
ART 104 Drawing I: Foundation
3
MUS 118 Broadway Musicals
3
THE 212 Fundamentals of Acting Two
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3-4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE#
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15-16
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-61
Performance Option:
#Choose Program Elective: THE 142 (May be repeated), THE 160 (May be repeated), THE 190 (May be repeated), MUS 101, 121, 142 (may be repeated)
*MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.
**SPC 141 recommended.
***MUS 119 recommended


TECHNICAL THEATRE OPTION
Distribution Requirements
Credit
Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR higher*
3
THE 111 Introduction to Technical Theatre
3
THE 112 Fundamentals of Acting One
3
THE 115 Introduction to Theatrical Costuming
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
THE 110 Introduction to the Theatre
3
THE 113 Stage Makeup
3
THE 147 Readers' Theatre
3
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient OR
ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE**
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER
THE 211 Theater Production Laboratory
3
HED 207 Emotional Wellness OR
HED 130 Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE***
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE#
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
ART 104 Drawing I: Foundation
3
MUS 118 Broadway Musicals
3
THE 116 Stage Lighting Design
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3-4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE#
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15-16
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-61
TECHNICAL THEATRE OPTION:
#Choose Program Elective: MUS 101, THE 142 (May be repeated), THE 160 (May be repeated), THE 190 (May be repeated), THE 211 (May be repeated).
*MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.
**SPC 141 is recommended.
***MUS 119 is recommended.

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