Theatre Concentration

Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 satisfied by program
Acting I THE107 3
Play Production Workshop see note* 3
Oral Communication ENG171 3
Social Science Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3 MAT097 or placement
Humanities Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Theatre Elective 3
Theatre Elective 3
Lab Science Elective 4
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
LCS or Elective see note** 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 62

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*Note: See the Department Chair for substitute course.
**Note: New students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.

Concentration Overview

This concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to seek bachelor’s degrees in theatre arts, theatre education (elementary or secondary), early childhood education, literature/drama, public speaking, or communication. Students should complete requirements for the associate’s degree before transferring to a four-year institution for the bachelor’s degree. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, visit

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration with a strong theatre background qualify for careers in all aspects of print and broadcast journalism; radio/TV production; dance and expressive movement; art and art therapies, as they are related to counseling and psychology; elementary and secondary teaching; communication; and literature.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the components necessary to produce a play. 
  • Know and understand theatre history and literature. 
  • Demonstrate practical experience in producing a play from planning to performing.


Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously. See page 173.