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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Theatre Design and Production

Associates of Arts | THTR.DSNPROD.AA| Transfer Program
CIP Code: 50.0501
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Program Description

The General Studies A.A. degree with an Area of Concentration in Theatre Design and Production is specifically designed for students interested in developing their design skills as a set, lighting, sound, costume or projection designer. Through a structured curriculum comprised of classroom, workshop, and stage experiences, this program provides students authentic design opportunities. There is a particular emphasis in the program on how the arts can further assist in developing socially progressive ideas. Additionally, the inclusion of general education courses provides preparation in verbal, mathematical, and critical-thinking skills, which enable students to sample various subject matters and methodologies to inform their education and career choices. This program is designed to promote transfer to four-year programs in the State of Maryland.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Theatre Design and Production A.A. Program will be able to:

  • Examine the potential for progressive social change through the Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology
  • Classify the roles of the personnel and their functions found in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology
  • Perform design and production techniques regarding lighting, props, sound, sets, projections, and costume
  • Perform techniques and supplemental skills sets required of design and production personnel
  • Evaluate past, current, and emerging trends regarding the Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology
  • Apply vocabulary unique to the Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology

Sequence of Study - Theatre Design and Production

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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