Theater Advisement Track

This track lets students develop their individual skills in several performing arts course areas, especially Music and Theater, and allows for coherent combinations of these courses to be taken to meet special interests such as training in musical theater. Upon completion of the degree students may wish to seek professional employment in New York City or participation in local performing arts organizations or transfer to a college offering more advanced study. These tracks are a good foundation not only for the student planning on transferring in the performing arts but also for those who may ultimately pursue a B.A. or B.S. degree in another field and wish to be active in community performances.

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this track within the Performing Arts program.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Students following this outline will also have completed the requirements to be awarded the Music Performance Certificate.

NOTE: Students in the Performing Arts program who are interested exclusively in dance should take performance courses in those areas. Students in the Performing Arts program who are interested exclusively in musical theater should take performance courses in music, dance, and theater.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
PFA 100 Performing Arts Introductory Seminar 1
ENG 101 Composition I 3
MAT 109 or higher   3
MUS 212 History of American Musical Theater 3
THE 105 Introduction to the Theater 3
DAN 101 Foundations of Dance 3
TOTAL   16

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 102 Composition II 3
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today’s World 3
SPE 102 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
THE 109 Acting I 3
TOTAL   15

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
HIS 104, HIS 108 or GOV 121 3
ART 101 or ART 104
THE 161 Theater Practicum I 3
THE 103 OR Design and Stagecraft  
THE 106 Play Production 3
THE 110 How to Audition 1
SPE 116 or MUS 121 or DAN 107 or DAN 146 1
Free Elective (c) 3
TOTAL   17

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
Science (a)   4
THE 209 Acting II 3
THE 220 Performing for the Media 3
THE 201 or Play Directing  
MUS 104, MUS 122, DAN 102, DAN 147, MUS 122, DAN 106, DAN 109 3
THE 261 Theater Practicum II 3
TOTAL   16
   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64