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Performing Arts (PFA)

This program lets students develop their individual skills in several performing arts course areas, especially Theatre, Music and Dance. It allows for coherent combinations of these courses to be taken to meet special interests such as training in musical theatre. Upon completion of the degree, students may wish to seek professional employment in the performing arts, transfer to a college or conservatory for more advanced study or participate in local performing arts organizations. This is a good foundation not only for the student planning on transferring in the performing arts, but also for those who may ultimately pursue a B.A. or B.S. degree in another field and wish to be active in community performances.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Identify and illustrate relevant professional performing arts contributions in terms of achievement and social significance in the past and present.

  • Display basic proficiency in one or more areas of the performing arts.

  • Create an appropriate and versatile repertoire of audition pieces in the student’s performance area.

  • Take part in a fully integrated live theatrical, music, or dance performance in a public venue at the college, community, and/or in NYC.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

 

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

PFA 100

Performing Arts Introductory Seminar

1

ENG 101

Composition I

3

MAT 109 or higher

3

THE 105

Theatre History I

3

DAN 101

Foundations of Dance

3

Performance-Related courses

3

TOTAL

 

16


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

ART 101 or ART 104

3

Performance-Related courses (b)

7

TOTAL

 

16


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

American History (Appendix D)

3

MUS 201 or MUS 212

3

THE 161 or MUS 210

3

Performance-Related courses (b)

7

TOTAL

 

16


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

Science (a)

 

4

Performance-Related courses (b)

9

Free Elective (c)

 

3

TOTAL

 

16-17

 

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

64

 

 

a. Science courses: Applicable four-credit courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences, physics. See the General Education Appendix B.

b. Performance-Related courses: Students must take at least 26 credit hours of Performance-Related Courses (DAN, MUS, and THE courses) of which at least 9 credit hours need to be 200-level courses. Students must follow all prerequisites and should either follow one of the tracks or plan their sequence early with an advisor.

Exceptions: THE 120 and MUS 101 DO NOT count as Performance-Related Courses.

Inclusions: ENG 207, ENG 208, ENG 230, PED 197, SPE 102,  SPE 111, and SPE 116 WILL also count as Performance-Related Courses.

c. Read a full description of the free elective.