The Theater curriculum leads to the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, giving students a concentration in Theater arts with a liberal arts foundation. The program is primarily suited for students seeking transfer to a four-year institution, although some graduates may plan on immediately entering the work force as communications professionals.
For students seeking transfer, the curriculum closely parallels the foundation program of virtually any four-year college, most specifically those institutions in the Philadelphia area.
The Theater Program offers two proficiency certificates in Acting (ATPC) and Technical Theater (TTPC). Each requires the completion of four courses.
Studies within the Theater program will enhance a student's ability to work effectively in fields such as acting, directing, technical theater or any career related to the performing arts.
The program is open to interested students. Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.
A minimum of 62 credits and a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) are required for graduation.
*ENGL 120 and 136 are performance based; ENGL 107, 205, 282 are of interest for writers, ENGL 271 and PHOT 151 for an interest in directing.
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.
The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8450; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.