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.

Coronavirus Update

Cecil College is actively monitoring the status of COVID-19 locally, regionally, and nationally. We are working with our local health department and county offices to stay up to date on the latest developments regarding the coronavirus. As of now, all classes and events on campus are taking place as scheduled.

The College is utilizing additional precautionary measures to maintain a healthful environment on all of our campuses. Our Facilities department has added additional cleaning protocols to their daily routine to help prevent the spread of germs, including the use of disinfectant wipes on high-traffic surfaces like door handles and light switches.

In addition, the College is routinely posting information regarding the prevention of germ transmission on all on-campus monitors, our student and employee newsletters, and our primary social media channels. We also have signage both on campus and on larger event promotions reminding the community that if someone isn’t feeling well or has recently traveled to any of the global, high-risk areas, the responsible thing to do is to stay home. The College continues to monitor updates from local, state and national public health officials and will update this message as necessary.