Theatre Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences (Theatre Concentration)

Credits required 62

Dean 

Joanne Preston

Program contact

Rylan Brenner, Theatre Director and Professor of Theatre/English, ext. 2440

Program Goals Statement

The focus of this program is to teach theatre as a language. Students develop skills in many areas of theatre as a foundation for further study or work. This program is designed to provide fundamental hands-on training in a wide range of the areas of theatre so that each student can transfer to a four-year institution. Students have opportunities to experience all aspects of theatre from creation to performance. Many ways of creating theatre are taught so that our students can acquire experience in all phases of theatrical production.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

  • Experience hands-on training in an intimate studio theatre and state of the art Mainstage theatre. Program has a strong national reputation which opens new opportunities for transfer to a four-year institution.
  • BCC THEATRE REP, the college’s resident acting company, offers ample opportunities for developing acting and stagecraft.
  • Program director has been recognized nationally by NISOD, for excellence in teaching and by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for his directing.

Recommendations

  • Plan to give time to learn your craft. Developing theatre skills is demanding. You will be an active part of your education. Plan your studies to include extracurricular involvement in theatre work.

After BCC

  • BCC participates in the statewide Mass Transfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible Mass Transfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCCedu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Multicultural Perspective, Oral Communication


  • Many students have continued studies in theatre at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College, Emerson College, Brown University, Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, Bridgewater State College, North Carolina School of Arts, and others.
  • Alumni have worked in all aspects of theatre performance and administration locally and nationally.

Degree Requirements

Choose one of the following

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

General Courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

ENG 258Shakespeare: His Plays

3 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:19

Elective Courses – Choose one Lab Science elective

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-4

See Transfer Electives and Recommendations - Science Electives for course listings and choose a four credit lab science

Program Courses

THE 101Introduction to the Theatre

3 credits

THE 112Actor's Workshop

3 credits

THE 113Scene Study

3 credits

THE 114Playwriting

3 credits

THE 115Director's Workshop

3 credits

THE 117Theatre History - The Early Years

3 credits

THE 118Theatre History - The Modern Years

3 credits

THE 122Theatre Rehearsal and Performance (Fall)

4 credits

THE 123Theatre Rehearsal and Performance (Spring)

3 credits

THE 135Stagecraft (Fall)

2 credits

THE 136Stagecraft (Spring)

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:32

Choose one of the following

THE 121Voice Production

3 credits

THE 134Puppet/Mask Workshop

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Electives

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-4

Program Elective (Choose one)

THE 121Voice Production

3 credits

THE 134Puppet/Mask Workshop

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101, ENG 101, HST 111, PSY 101, THE 101, THE 112

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102, HST 112, THE 113, THE 114, MTH 119 or MTH 125

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

THE 117, THE 122, THE 135, Lab Science Elective, THE 121 or THE 134

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

ENG 258, THE 115, THE 118, THE 123, THE 136
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