Theatre Performance/Acting

Award: Associate of Arts
Degree Code: APAT
Number of Credits: 63-65

Program Description

The Theatre Performance/Acting program provides students with training in classical and contemporary approaches to performance, scene study, voice techniques, and movement. Examination of various theatrical genres and the masters of acting techniques culminate in a live performance each semester. The program helps students to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution, internships, employment, or career advancement in the areas of performance and performance education. This is accomplished in an open access, optimal learning environment for students’ educational, cultural, and economic development.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising Tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements
Number Title Credits
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective 1 [H]
(Choose from MUC or ART disciplines)
3
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts [I] 3
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [H] 3
MAT Math Elective [M] 3-4
SCI Lab Science Electives 2 [S/SL] 7-8
SOC SCI Social Science Electives 3 [SS] 6
THE 184 Introduction to Acting for Screen and Stage [H] 3
Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
THE 104 Script Analysis 3
THE 106 Voice for Actors I 3
THE 108 Movements for Actors 3
THE 121 Introduction to Theatre Design 3
THE 160 Acting I 3
THE 164 Applied Theatre I 1
THE 261 Acting II 3
THE 262 Theatre History I 3
THE 263 Directing I 3
THE 264 Applied Theatre II 1
THE 275 Theatre History II 3
THE 103 or
THE 215 or
THE 216 or
MUC 128 or
THE 220
Stagecraft I
Scenic Design
Lighting Design
Intro to Audio Technology [I]
Stage Management
3

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (15 credits)
THE 106 Voice for Actors I
THE 160 Acting I
THE 121 Introduction to Theatre Design
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective (ART or MUC disciplines)
Spring I (15 credits)
THE 104 Script Analysis
THE 262 Theatre History I
THE 164 Applied Theatre I
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
THE 184 Introduction to Acting for Screen and Stage
Summer I (6-7 credits)
MAT Math Elective
SCI Lab Science Elective
Fall II (15 credits)
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts
THE 261 Acting II
THE 275 Theatre History II
THE Theatre Elective (THE 103, 215, 216, 220, or MUC 128)
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring II (13-14 credits)
THE 108 Movement for Actors
THE 263 Directing I
THE 264 Applied Theatre II
SCI Lab Science Elective
SOC SCI Social Science Elective

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the genres of theatre
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of plays and playwrights throughout history
  • Demonstrate an ability to portray various characters
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze and interpret major theatre works for the stage

Career Opportunities

Performing, directing and producing, set design and construction, sound and lighting, camera operation, stage management, writing (scripts, plays, journalism) and teaching.​

 

1 See the current approved general education courses in this category.
2 Courses must be from two different disciplines. At least one course must include a corresponding lab.
3 Courses must be from two different disciplines.