Students in the Theatre Program receive a strong foundation in classical and contemporary acting techniques. Additional script, voice, directing and movement studies support the development of creative artistry and enhance the educational experience. Students perform every semester and have opportunities to collaborate with other student artists in the process of developing a theatrical production. Cecil College has an articulation agreement with Towson University (audition required) to facilitate the transfer of credits directly into one of its degree programs. Internships at the Delaware Theatre Company, a professional Equity theatre, are also available.
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Designed to help each student find and refine their personal creativity, the Performing Arts Program curriculum approach is integrative and collaborative. Students obtain a solid academic foundation in classical and contemporary technique training and performance as well as practical career skills preparation and general education courses.
Based at the Elkton Station facility, small classes with individualized attention take place in the beautiful Performing Arts Hall, Dance Studio and Music Studio. Seasoned educators and professional artists, the faculty work closely with each student to help them to achieve their personal goals. Master classes, performances, internships and special events round out the program offerings and provide a strong connection to the regional arts community.
What is distinctive?
Each semester all performing arts majors perform together as part of the Station Players, the interdisciplinary student company. In their final semester students participate in a Capstone Project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
All performing arts majors also take Performance and Career Skills where students gain career preparation skills, as well as create a promotional kit and participate in mock auditions and interviews.