Explore acting, directing, stage-craft and design with experienced theatre professionals as faculty in our Theatre Arts A.A. program. At Montco you'll gain hands-on experience in our new, state-of-the-art Black Box Theatre. Internships at area theatres are available to our advanced students. Upon graduation, you will have opportunity to transfer seamlessly into a four-year program or work in area theatres. 

Program outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the personal, social and aesthetic value of the art of theater;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic, individual and ensemble acting skill;
  • Analyze theater history and literature using research, critical thinking skills and performing arts vocabulary;
  • Apply skills necessary for the planning, production, direction and evaluation a theatrical performance;
  • Distinguish the roles of actor, director, playwright, designers, producers and other professionals involved in creating theater;
  • Comprehend the engagement between artists and audience in the act of theater.

Program Curriculum

General Education Requirements
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Elective English Literature: ENG 235, ENG 236, ENG 237 or ENG 275 3
Elective HIS 101, HIS 102 or HIS 205 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
Elective Technological Fluency Elective 3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning Elective (MAT 103 may not be used to fulfill this elective) 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning Elective 4
CMS 120 Public Speaking 3
Elective Any DAN or ESW course 2 - 3
Elective Any ART, MSP or MUS course 3


Major Requirements
THA 105 Introduction to Acting I: Improvisation and Fundamentals 3
THA 106 Introduction to Acting II: Scene Study 3
THA 114 Introduction to Theater 3
THA 150 Theater Production Workshop I: Introduction to Stage Craft 3
THA 151 Theater Production Workshop II: Applied Stage Craft 3
THA 201 or THA 205 Acting for the Camera or Directing: Creating World of Stage 3
THA 203 Theater Production Workshop III: Advanced Stage Craft 3
Elective THA 201, THA 205, THA 250, THA 251 or THA 252 3


Elective Elective 3


Total Program Credits: 60-61

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.