NWCCD 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 12, 2024  
NWCCD 2023-2024 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Theater and Dance AA

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The Theatre & Dance Program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program and for work in the areas of entertainment, education, art direction, design, industry, and commerce. The program provides an opportunity for students to practice their craft.

Program Outcomes:
  1. Integrate theory and practice through performance.

  2. Synthesize performance styles, genres, and major playwrights/choreographers from different cultures and historical periods.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to work with others in the context of a production.

UW Transfers: Please refer to the 2+2 articulation agreement for seamless transfer following graduation from NWCCD.

Required Course of Study:

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 15.5 Credits

Spring Semester - 15.5 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60


Cultural Studies choices must come from at least 2 areas: Global Diversity, Humanities, Foreign Language, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts;Courses should be outside the THEA department for those planning to transfer to UW and should include a foreign language.

Recommended electives are various areas of emphasis:

Foreign language is recommended for students planning to transfer to a 4-year theater program in pursuit of an advanced degree.

Acting/Performance Emphasis (19-20 credits)

Dance Emphasis (19-20 credits)

Musical Theater Emphasis (19-20 credits)

Technical Theater Emphasis (19-20 credits)

Theater Generalist (19-20 credits)

Any combination of the general program electives as approved by a faculty advisor in Theater.

General Program Electives

The general program electives in combination with the degree requirements must equal 60 credits.  However, depending on the electives and emphasis selected, the number of credits from the general program electives will vary.

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