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Associate of Arts in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre concentration)

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.

Required courses for Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre


Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra1 3
or MATH 101:   Applied Algebra for College Students1
MUSC 101: Class Voice 1
MUSC 110: Class Piano 1
MUSC 112: Ear Training/Sight Singing I 1
MUSC 122: Music Theory I 3
THTR 153: Acting I 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
    16
     
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
  Science Elective ** 3
MUSC 111: Class Piano II 1
THTR 156: Voice for the Stage 3
THTR 157: Fundamentals of Stage Movement 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
    14
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
  Science Elective ** 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective * 3
THTR 131: Elements of Theatre 3
THTR 257: Dance for the Theatre 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
    16
     
Fourth Semester Hours
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective * 3
  Humanities Elective 3
THTR 154: Acting II 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 61
     
Computer competency exam or CIS 105 (grade of "C" or higher)
     
Oral competency exam or SPCH 110 (grade of "C" or higher)
     
Students must meet pre-requisites 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.
     
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, 106, 107; PHSC 105, 106, 107, 110, 111; SCI 101, 102
     
**Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201, 202; BADM 201, 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, 102; POSC 201, 202; PSYC 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 215, 220, 225, 290; SLGY 201, 202, 203, 204, 207
     
***The student must take a minimum of 9 hours from the following courses for the Musical Theatre concentration: THTR 112, 113, 114, 116, 120, 158, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 220, 221, 232, 255, 256, 260
 
****Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201, 202, 250, 251, 252, 255, 256, 257; FREN 101, 102, 201; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203; HMAN 201, 202, 203; RLGN 201, 202, 203; SPAN 101, 102, 201

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