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Associate of Arts in Performing Arts (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 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
THTR 112: Stagecraft 3
THTR 131: Elements of Theatre 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective* 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
    16
     
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
  Science Elective** 3
THTR 101: Introduction to Theatre 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective* 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
    13
     
Summer Semester Hours
THTR 211: Theatre Arts Apprenticeship 3
    6
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective*** 3
  Humanities Elective**** 3
  Science Elective** 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective* 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective* 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
    16
     
Second Semester Hours
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective*** 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective* 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective* 3
THTR: Approved Theatre Elective* 3
THTR 105: Theatre Lab Production 1
    13
     
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 (Theatre Concentration) from BPCC.
     
*Approved Theatre electives: THTR 113, 114, 116, 120, 153, 154, 156, 157, 158, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 220, 221, 232, 255, 256, 257, 260
     
**Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105, 106, 107; PHSC 105, 106, 107, 110, 111; SCI 101, 102
     
***Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective: ANTH 201, 202; BADM 201, 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, 102; POSC 201, 202; PSYC 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 215, 220, 225; SLGY 201, 202, 203, 207
     
****Humanities Elective: ENGL 201, 202, 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
     
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.

Degree Completion Requirements:

  • 33 hours of general education courses
  • 7 hours of basic theatre arts courses
  • 21 hours of approved theatre electives
  • Theatre Arts Apprenticeship: BPCC will assist students in securing summer work in a professional or educational theatre or theatre-related position.

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