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

All students majoring in the Theatre A.S. Degree Program (Concentration: Acting) must complete 21-23 credits in consultation concerning concentration with a departmental adviser as follows:

Sub-Total: 21-23 credits

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
SP-211: Speech Communication3 3
HE-101: Introduction to Health Education
HE-102: Health Behavior & Society
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 0-1
Subtotal 5-7


Courses Credits

Free electives

Subtotal 0-3

Total Credits Required



Acting Concentration

Students select 21-23 credits in consultation concerning Concentration with a departmental adviser as follows:

Courses Credits
The following courses are required
TH-121: Introduction to Acting for the Major 3
TH-151: Voice and Movement for the Actor 2
TH-131: Stagecraft I 3
TH-132: Practicum in Stagecraft I 1
TH-111: Introduction to Theatre 3
TH-221: Acting II or TH-231: Stagecraft II or TH-152: Standard Speech for Stage, Film, Television & Digital Media 3

6-8 Credits From:

The remaining credits may be selected from any courses in the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, including those above not already taken or:

1 Recommended: select from area different from concentration (ARTH-100ARTH-128 including ARTH-202 & ARTH-225, or DAN-111, or MUS-101 , or MUS-102, or SP-471, or SP-472, or TH-111).

2 Recommended: select course from 2C in concentration discipline.

3 Students who have taken SP-211 in the Common Core are recommended to take a Foreign Language course; or HIST-110, HIST-111, HIST-112; or a Social Sciences course.

4 Students 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 - Catalog Year 2017-18

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.

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