Program Description

The Performing Arts Program offers degrees in music, voice, music education, audio technology, and theatre. Students train in classical and contemporary styles and are given performing experience, practical career skills, and applied technique as a foundation for advancement in the performing arts. The program helps students to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution, internships, and employment or career advancement in the areas of performance, education, administration, and production.

For more information about programs in performing arts, visit arts.cecil.edu.

Degree Programs

Music with Areas of Concentration (Associate of Applied Science)

The Music Program provides students with performing experience, practical career skills, and applied technique as a foundation for advancement in music. Solid training in classical and/or contemporary techniques is given in individual lessons with participation in music ensemble performances every semester. This program helps students to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution, internships, and employment or career advancement in the areas of performance, education, administration, and production.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Performing Arts with Areas of Concentration (Associate of Fine Arts)

The Associate of Fine Arts degree in Performing Arts provides students with performing experience, practical career skills, and applied technique as a foundation for advancement in the performing arts. Solid training in classical and/or contemporary techniques is given in individual lessons with participation in music ensemble performances every semester. This program helps students to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution, internships, and employment or career advancement in the areas of performance, education, administration, and production. This is accomplished in an open access, optimal learning environment for students’ educational, cultural, and economic development.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Certificate Programs

Audio Technology

The Audio Technology Program provides students with practical career skills and applied technique as a foundation for advancement in music. Training in classical and/or contemporary techniques is given in classes with participation in music performances. This program helps students to prepare for internships, employment, or careers in audio and production. The certificate program courses may be used in satisfying degree requirements.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Music Performance

The Music Program provides students with performing experience, practical career skills, and applied technique as a foundation for advancement in music. Solid training in classical and/or contemporary techniques is given in individual lessons with participation in music ensemble performances every semester. This program helps students to prepare for internships, employment, or careers in performance, education, administration, and production. The certificate program courses may be used in satisfying degree requirements.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Theatre

The Theatre Program provides students with performing experience, practical career skills, and applied technique as a foundation for advancement in the field of theatre. Training in classical and/or contemporary techniques is given in classes with participation in performances. This program helps students to prepare for internships, employment, or careers in performance, education, administration, and production. The certificate program courses may be used in satisfying degree requirements.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a major in the arts right for me?

Do you look at the world differently? If you have creative instincts, passion for the arts, and an eye for design, then a major in the arts may be just the right fit! Of course, if you love to design, paint, draw, build or sculpt that’s a great start. You also need determination, a strong work ethic and communication skills. At Cecil College, you will inspire, create, and achieve!

Why choose Arts as a major at Cecil College?

Whether you are interested in visual or performing arts, Cecil College has you covered. Small class sizes and excellent facilities provide the perfect environment to explore and study the arts. A rigorous curriculum will prepare you for transfer or career as an arts professional. Monthly gallery exhibitions and performances bring artists to campus and opportunities for students. When you study art at Cecil College, you'll acquire knowledge that can help you in any art-related career, because you’ll have the skills to innovate, communicate, and create.

What can I do with an arts degree?

Put the idea of a “starving artist” to rest. The truth is, there are plenty of jobs for art majors. As an art major, you will refine your creative abilities, develop a strong work ethic, and learn how to put them to work in the real world. An art degree can lead you to a profitable career path in a variety of areas. If you do something you love and work hard, then success will follow.

Do you offer internships?

Yes, we offer a variety of internship opportunities through our internship and portfolio courses.

Admissions & Advising

Cecil College is an open enrollment institution. Get more information, find out how to apply, or meet with an advisor.

Transfer

Whether transferring coursework to Cecil College or transferring your completed degree or certificate to a four-year institution, transfer is a viable option to help meet your educational goals.

Transfer information for Maryland colleges and universities is available through the Articulation System of Maryland (ARTSYS) website at www.artsys.usmd.edu. Additional transfer information can be found on the Transfer Agreements page.

Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Daniel Krukosky
Department Chair, Arts & Communications
M.S., Wilmington University
(443) 674-1973
dkrukosky@nullcecil.edu

J. Andrew Dickenson
Professor and Coordinator of Music & Performing Arts
M.M., Mannes College, The New School for Music
(443) 907-1377
adickenson@nullcecil.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Cecil College's adjunct performing arts faculty are working professionals who bring real world experience into the classroom.

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