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Theatre Concentration A.A.

A student production at BCC

The Theatre Arts concentration in the Fine Arts degree program involves students in the study of acting, directing, design, lighting and stagecraft in the beautiful and modern Boland Theatre in the Koussevitzky Arts Center. Theatre at BCC is “doing.” In addition to a comprehensive academic program, students are involved in every aspect of theatrical production, from lighting and costuming to acting and design, and they receive college credit for their work. Three main-stage, full-scale productions are mounted each year, augmented by student-directed plays, giving freshmen and sophomores unparalleled opportunities. Experience is the key: what students learn in the classroom is immediately applied on stage.

This is a MassTransfer eligible program.

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Questions or concerns?

Program Advisor: Amy Echeverria
Email: aecheverria@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413–236–4726

 

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OVERVIEW

Program graduates usually transfer to baccalaureate institutions where the experience, training and academic discipline received at BCC are an excellent foundation for future work and study in the theatre. Related majors at the baccalaureate level include communications, dance, mass communications, musical theatre, theatre-acting/technical and TV/film program production.

TRANSFER SCHOOLS
  • Clark University
  • Emerson College
  • UMASS Amherst
  • Westfield State University
  • Adelphi University
  • New York University
  • MCLA (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)
EXPECTED OUTCOMES

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of historical events in theater;
  • Demonstrate the art of stage technology: costuming; set con­struction; and lighting;
  • Demonstrate specific performance skills in acting including character analysis, blocking, interpretation, voice and diction;
  • Master the art of theatrical auditioning;
  • Develop a repertory of theatrical roles through participation in plays and theater events; and
  • Develop an appreciation of world culture through the beauty and discipline of the art of theatre.

 

  • Full Time Schedule
    SEMESTER 1
    Performance Seminar
    Intro to Theatre
    Acting I
    Fundamentals of Theatre Design
    Practicum
    English Composition/Writing
    History
    SEMESTER 2
    Acting II
    Practicum
    Movement for Actors Stagecraft
    English Composition/Writing
    History
    SEMESTER 3
    Practicum
    Theatre History
    Literature
    Mathematics
    Natural or Physical Science History

    SEMESTER 4
    Practicum
    Acting or Directing
    Communication
    Environmental Studies
    Natural or Physical Science
    Social or Behavioral Science

  • Part Time Schedule

    SEMESTER 1
    Performance Seminar
    Intro to Theatre
    Acting I
    English Composition/Writing

    SEMESTER 2
    Acting II
    Movement for Actors
    English Composition/Writing
    SEMESTER 3
    Fundamentals of Theatre Design Practicum
    History

    SEMESTER 4
    Acting II
    Movement for Actors
    English Composition/Writing

    SEMESTER 5
    Theatre History
    Literature

    SEMESTER 6
    Acting or Directing Communication
    SEMESTER 7
    Practicum
    Mathematics
    Natural or Physical Science
    SEMESTER 8
    Practicum
    Environmental Studies
    Natural or Physical Science
    Social or Behavioral Science
     

Students perform on stage in a musical production