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Fall 2014 Course Catalog 
Fall 2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Performing Arts A.A.S.

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Division: Arts, Humanities and Learning Resources
Academic Dept: Arts
Curriculum Chair: Rosemarie Serrano
Tel: 914-606-7707

Westchester Community College’s active Performing Arts Program, outstanding facilities, and proximity to the performing arts centers of New York City, offer students a wide and varied educational experience. The college is attractive as well because the metropolitan area and culturally rich Westchester County provide many career opportunities in the creative arts.

The course of study leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree in the Performing Arts provides a suitable program for students who are interested in transferring into BS, BA, and BFA degree programs at four-year colleges and universities. To enrich the classroom program, we also offer many extracurricular activities which train the performing arts major in areas needed to pursue a career in one of the many arts-related professions.

Students may select an emphasis in Dance, Drama (including Acting, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre), or Music (including Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, and Music Technology) to meet the requirements of the Performing Arts degree. Students should consult with the Curriculum Chair to plan their degree program.

Many of our graduates who concentrate in the arts find employment in the film and theatre industries as well as in numerous other performing arts-related professions. Still more graduates successfully transfer their credits to continue their studies at four-year institutions and earn degrees in drama, music, or dance.


Core Requirements - Credit Hours: 26-29

Core Requirement Note(s)

* Choose from communications, English, film, French, Italian, Spanish or philosophy.


Degree Requirements - Credit Hours: 35-38

  • Courses within the Performing Arts area (see Dance, Drama, and Music course listings below) - Credit Hours 18
  • Additional Electives ** - Credit Hours 17-20

Degree Requirement Note(s)

** Students may use these electives to increase their emphasis in their chosen Performing Arts area.


Minimum Total Credits: 64

Students are encouraged to apply early due to an extraordinary demand.

Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .


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