In addition to the College's general requirements for an Associate's Degree, the A.A. in Performing Arts encompasses Music, Dance, and Theatre, offering a variety of courses that teach skills useful for most all career paths, and presenting students with important outlets for creativity and expression as well as numerous performance opportunities. The Associate in Arts Degree in Performing Arts allows students to study the three disciplines together, providing a coherent learning experience. Courses in performance, technique, practice, history, literature, and theory impart appreciation and training. Directed studies in areas of interest are possible; an exploratory internship in one of the three fields is recommended.
Course of study for the A.A. in Performing Arts
Two of the following:
MU 101 Introduction to Music
TH 104 Introduction to Theatre
DA 260 Dance in America
Any five additional courses in Dance (DA), Music (MU), and Theatre (TH), or the equivalent of 20 credit hours. A pair of related 2-credit dance technique courses may be considered as a 4-credit unit. TH 100 Performance in the Play, a 1-credit course, must be taken four times to qualify.
Students must complete at least one course in each of the three disciplines to qualify for the degree.
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