Jul 01, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Performing Arts A.S.


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School: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Dept: Arts and Communications
HEGIS: 5610
 

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

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

Program Description


The A.S. Degree in Performing Arts provides training and education in the fields of Music, Dance and Theater. Our A.S. Degree transfers to a wide variety of 4-year universities offering B.S., B.A. or B.F.A. degrees in the fields of Music, Dance and Theater.

The 2-year Music program includes courses in Music History, Music Theory and Ear Training, Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles, Music Technology and Sound Engineering, as well as private lessons in all the instruments, voice, and composition. All of our Music courses transfer to 4-year universities offering degrees in Music Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, and Music Production.

Our Dance program offers Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz Improvisation, Hip Hop, Latin Dance and Choreography. Our Theater program offers courses in Acting, and opportunities to be in a staged production.

Because of our proximity to New York City, our students can take advantage of the performing arts opportunities offered in the City.

 

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic theories and techniques in music, dance and theater, including the latest cultural and technological developments.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process inherent in those disciplines, and of the intellectual, psychological and physical benefits of participation.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to perform and analyze artistic works in the fields of music, dance and theater.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

Students should speak to Curriculum Chair if they want to focus on a specific performing art (Dance, Theater, Music) 

Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
History/Theory of Arts Elective      3  
Performing Arts Elective   3
Performing Arts Elective   3
Natural Sciences Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Music students may opt to take a 2-credit ensemble class and 1-credit Applied Music. Music students should take all 4 levels of the same ensemble and Applied Music. Choose one: Music Electives , Dance: DANCE 101 , DANCE 102 , DANCE 105 , DANCE 107 , DANCE 112 , DANCE 115 , DANCE 121 , DANCE 205 , Theater: THEAT 111 , THEAT 113 , THEAT 117A , THEAT 201  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes,
History/Theory of Arts Elective     3  
Performing Arts Elective   3
Performing Arts Elective   3
ENG 102     3  
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Music students may opt to take a 2-credit ensemble class and 1-credit Applied Music. Music students should take all 4 levels of the same ensemble and Applied Music. Choose one: Music Electives , Dance: DANCE 101 , DANCE 102 , DANCE 105 , DANCE 107 , DANCE 112 , DANCE 115 , DANCE 121 , DANCE 205 , Theater: THEAT 111 , THEAT 113 , THEAT 117A , THEAT 201  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
History/Theory of Arts Elective     3  
Performing Arts Elective   3
MATH 116     3  
American History or Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective       3  
Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Music students may opt to take a 2-credit ensemble class and 1-credit Applied Music. Music students should take all 4 levels of the same ensemble and Applied Music. Choose one: Music Electives , Dance: DANCE 101 , DANCE 102 , DANCE 105 , DANCE 107 , DANCE 112 , DANCE 115 , DANCE 121 , DANCE 205 , Theater: THEAT 111 , THEAT 113 , THEAT 117A , THEAT 201  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
Performing Arts Elective   3  
Foreign Language or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Gen Ed Elective       3  
Gen Ed Elective      3  
Free Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

 

Minimum Total Credits: 60

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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