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

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

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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.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
PERFORMANCE OPTION
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition3
MTH 150 Survey of Math or higher3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE 3
THE 110 Introduction to Theatre 3
THE 112 Fundamentals of Acting I 3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient OR ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II 3
THE 111 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3
THE 147 Readers' Theatre 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE* 3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE 3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ART 104 Drawing I: Foundation3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 2
PROGRAM ELECTIVE3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
HIS 112 History of the United States Since 1965 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE* 3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62
TECHNICAL THEATRE OPTION
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition3
MTH 150 Survey of Math or higher3
THE 110 Introduction to Theatre 3
THE 112 Fundamentals of Acting I3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient OR ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II 3
THE 111 Introduction to Technical Theatre3
THE 147 Readers' Theatre3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE*3
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
ART 104 Drawing I: Foundation3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE2
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
HIS 112 History of the United States Since 1965 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE* 3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62

* RECOMMENDED HUMANITIES ELECTIVE: ENG 220 OR ENG 243

PERFORMANCE OR TECHNICAL THEATRE OPTIONS AND PROGRAM ELECTIVES:

PERFORMANCE OPTION: THE 113, THE 148, THE 149, THE 212

TECHNICAL THEATRE OPTION: THE 113, THE 115, THE 116, THE 211

PROGRAM ELECTIVES: MUS 101, MUS 118, MUS 121, MUS 142, THE 142 (May be repeated), THE 160 (May be repeated), THE 190 (May be repeated), THE 211 (May be repeated)
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School of Arts & HumanitiesThe School of Arts & Humanities is a collection of disciplines, from languages and communication to visual and performing arts, that prepare you for creative and expressive professions.