Requirements for the A.S. Degree

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101 English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102 English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Select one course) 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course) 3
Creative Expression (Select one course)1
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Select one course from 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E.2 3
Subtotal 30

Requirements for the Major

Courses Credits
The following courses are required
TH-111: Introduction to Theatre 3
TH-121: Introduction to Acting for the Major 3
TH-131: Stagecraft I 3
TH-132: Practicum in Stagecraft I 1
TH-153: Voice and Speech for the Actor 3
Sub-total 13

Concentration: Acting

Students choose a concentration in Acting and complete 3 credits from the following:

Courses Credits
TH-221: Acting II 3
Sub-total 3

Major Electives

Students, in consultation with their theatre faculty mentor, select 7 credits to complement their concentration from the following:

Courses Credits
TH-122: Actors Workshop I3 3
TH-124: Summer Theatre Workshop 3
TH-134: Stage Makeup 2
TH-135: Costume Construction 3
TH-154: Movement for the Actor 3
TH-221: Acting II 3
TH-222: Actors Workshop II3 3
TH-231: Stagecraft II 3
TH-232: Practicum in Stagecraft II 1
TH-235: Stage Management 3
FMP-141: Introduction to Digital Media Production 3
FMP-242: Writing for the Screen 3
SP-321: Oral Performance for the Actor and Speaker 3
Subtotal 7

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
SP-211: Speech Communication2 3
HE-102: Health Behavior & Society 2
One course in PE-400 or PE-500 series or DAN-100 series 1
Laboratory Science4: BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, PH-112 0-11
Subtotal 6-71

Total Credits Required


1The credit range accounts for STEM variant in Common Core 1C.

2Students who use Major Requirements to satisfy Common Core requirements must take additional Electives in the Major to reach 60 credits.

3Audition Required.

4Students who have taken a STEM Variant course in the Common Core 1C have fulfilled this requirement.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Theatre: Acting Concentration

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program-specific Outcomes:

upon completion of our program, graduates will be prepared to:

  1. Engage in the creation and execution of works of theatre.
  2. Analyze plays perceptively.
  3. Identify a broad selection of theatre repertory.
  4. Develop and defend informed responses to theatre.

Concentration-specific Outcomes (Acting):

upon completion of the concentration, graduates will be prepared to:

  1. Act (i.e., to project one's self believably in word and action into imaginary circumstances, evoked through improvisation or text).
  2. Employ the body and voice as an instrument for communication.
  3. Practice a technique for analyzing the tasks required in the performance of dramatic material.

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