Program Description

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Performing Arts Option

The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum offers a well rounded education that prepares students for a wide range of career options. Students take courses in a diverse set of disciplines that provides a foundation for later specialization. The Performing Arts option allows students interested in theatre, dance, or music to transfer to a senior college. Students who graduate with an AA Liberal Arts and Sciences: Performing Arts option can pursue a career in the arts, including actor, musician, dancer, producer, director, teacher, arts administrator, arts journalist, promoter, grant writer, and others.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
  2. Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
  3. Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
  4. Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
  5. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
  6. Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
  7. Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.

Upon successful completion of the Performing Arts Option requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Write a paper that requires critical analysis of a theatrical performance. Additionally, students will analyze a play within its social, political, and historical context.
  2. Select, read, compare, and contrast different acting techniques including Stanislavski, Artaud, Method, and Meisner.
  3. Analyze, in writing, narrative, poetic, dramatic, or prose texts in terms of voice, structure, plot, figurative language, imagery, and other stylistic elements.

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Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Sara Brady

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