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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.

Other Resources:

Foundation Courses
DAN120 Modern Dance
THR101 Introduction to Theater*
THR102 Page to Stage: Planning Play Production
THR106 Theater History*
THR120 Stagecraft & Theater Technologies
MUS101 Music Theory I*
MUS102 Music History I*
MUS103 Music History II*


Concentration Electives
COM100 Voice & Diction
COM203 Public Speaking
DAN102 Musical Theater Dance
DAN120 Modern Dance*
MUS101 Music Theory I
MUS102 Music History I*
MUS103 Music History II*
MUS116 History of Rock Music
MUS120 Applied Music (1 credit)
MUS121 Advanced Applied Music (2 credits)
MUS122 Beginning Guitar (1 credit)
MUS124 Guitar II (1 credit)
MUS123 Jazz Combo (1 credit)
MUS126 Beginning Piano (1 credit)
MUS127 Piano II (1 credit)
MUS202 Music Theory II*
THR101 Introduction to Theater*
THR102 Page to Stage: Planning Play Production
THR103 Acting I*
THR106 Theater History*
THR113 Rehearsal & Performance
THR120 Stagecraft and Theater Technologies
THR203 Acting II
THR210 Audition and Portfolio
THR262 Theater Cooperative Work Experience (1–3 credits)

* Fulfills the Humanities & Fine Arts General Education requirement. Students must select 6 credits from the courses listed above with * to satisfy the Humanities & Fine Arts General Education requirement.

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.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

See also: What can I do with this major?

Full Time Faculty

Jerry Skelley
Location Tilden Arts G-14
Phone 774.330.4408
E-mail jskelley@capecod.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Lyra Brennan
Location Tilden Arts 213
Phone 774.330.4410
E-mail lbrennan@capecod.edu
Suzanne Hutchinson
Location Tilden Arts 220
Phone 774.330.4254
E-mail shutchinson@capecod.edu
Matt Kohler
Location Tilden Arts 219
Phone 774.330.4410
E-mail mkohler@capecod.edu
Elizabeth Rapoza
Location Tilden Arts 219
Phone 774.330.4852
E-mail erapoza@capecod.edu
Morgan Rich
Location Tilden Arts 213
Phone 774.330.4410
E-mail mrich@capecod.edu
Vana Trudeau
Location Tilden Arts G-17
Phone 774.330.4766
E-mail vtrudeau@capecod.edu