Explore acting, directing, stage-craft and design with experienced theatre professionals as faculty in our Theatre Arts Associate of Arts 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

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
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

Course ID Title Credits
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

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
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

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
THA 105 Introduction to Acting I: Improvisation and Fundamentals 3
THA 114 Introduction to Theater 3
THA 150 Theater Production Workshop I: Introduction to Stage Craft 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HIS 101, HIS 102 or HIS 205 History of Western Civilization I, History of Western Civilization II or U.S. History from 1877 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
THA 106 Introduction to Acting II: Scene Study 3
THA 151 Theater Production Workshop II: Applied Stage Craft 3
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective* 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Elective Any Technological Fluency Elective 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
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
ENG Elective English Literature ENG 235, ENG 236, ENG 237 or ENG 275 3
MAT elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective (excluding ACC 110 and MAT 103) 3
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective** 4

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
THA elective THA 201, THA 205, THA 250, THA 251 or THA 252 3
Elective Any ART, MSP, or MUS course 3
CMS 120 Public Speaking 3
Elective Any DAN or ESW course 2-3
Elective Open Elective 3

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
THA 105 Introduction to Acting I: Improvisation and Fundamentals 3
MAT elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective (excluding ACC 110 and MAT 103) 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
THA 150 Theater Production Workshop I: Introduction to Stage Craft 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Elective Any Technological Fluency Elective 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
THA 106 Introduction to Acting II: Scene Study 3
THA 114 Introduction to Theater 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
THA elective THA 201, THA 205, THA 250, THA 251 or THA 252 3
THA 151 Theater Production Workshop II: Applied Stage Craft 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any ART, MSP, or MUS course 3
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective** 4

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
THA 203 Theater Production Workshop III: Advanced Stage Craft 3
Elective Any DAN or ESW course 2-3
ENG Elective English Literature ENG 235, ENG 236, ENG 237 or ENG 275 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
THA 201 or THA 205 Acting for the Camera or Directing: Creating World of Stage 3
HIS 101, HIS 102 or HIS 205 History of Western Civilization I, History of Western Civilization II or U.S. History from 1877 3
CMS 120 Public Speaking 3

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective* 3
Elective Open Elective 3

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.

*ESW/PSY-255 recommended.

**Students considering transferring to Temple University should consult with their advisor about selecting a Lab Science.