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Associate in Arts

Performing Arts Concentration

The Performing Arts curriculum offers instruction in theory, practice and history. These three areas of study provide the foundation needed to begin a career in the performing arts or to prepare for admission to a four-year college or university music, theater, dance or performance studies program.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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Requirements
First SemesterCredits
  Foundation Course
 
3
ENL101 English Composition I
 
3
  Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 (or) 4
COM103 Human Communication
 
3
    Concentration Elective
 
3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II
 
3
BIO105 Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology
 

(or)
Natural or Physical Science
4
    Foundation Course
 
3
  Concentration Elective
 
3
PSY101   General Psychology
 

(or)
Behavioral & Social Science
3
Third SemesterCredits
  Natural or Physical Science 3 (or) 4
SOC106   Principles of Sociology
 

(or)
Behavioral & Social Science
3
    Foundation Course
 
3
    Concentration Elective
 
3
    Elective 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Concentration Elective
 
3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Concentration Elective
 
1–3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
Total Credits 60–64

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: Students must select 6 credits from the courses listed in the Foundation Courses and/or Concentration Electives with * to satisfy the Humanities & Fine Arts General Education requirement.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

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Students with a strong performing arts background may pursue degrees and careers in performance, choreography, directing, technical theater, radio/TV production, dance/drama/music therapy and/or instruction, broadcast media, and more.

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See also: What can I do with this major?