Liberal Arts and Sciences: Theatre Track
Associate in Arts (A.A.)
FLCC's Theatre track prepares you to become a skilled professional by providing you the technical production, acting, communication, and video production skills employers are seeking. Along with its superior education, FLCC's liberal arts degree with a track in Theatre gives you the necessary practical experience you'll need when seeking opportunities in acting, dramaturgy, directing, management, and production.
A liberal arts degree provides you with the skills that are in demand in the workforce. The flexibility of the degree allows you to take your career path in directions that are diverse and exciting. The skills employers say they are seeking the most when hiring are written communication and critical thinking, both of which you will develop during your studies in FLCC's A.A. or A.S. liberal arts programs.
In your program experience, you'll have opportunities to participate in a variety of productions including annual main stage plays, the children's theatre tour, and 10-minute play festival. Additional production opportunities as well as organized trips to New York City and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival are offered to you by the Theatre Club.
Earning your liberal arts degree from FLCC gives you ample opportunities to further your education in theatre arts. With your degree, you can explore baccalaureate programs in theatre, performance, or production, or you can consider entering a conservatory training program.
If you have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, you will have the opportunity to take Honors Studies courses at FLCC that provide enhanced educational experiences. If you are a qualified student in this degree program or are a qualified student from another program, enrolling in Honors Studies is open to you. Successful completion of Honors Studies courses or an Honors Studies certificate may increase your transfer options to four-year institutions.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will have the ability to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in writing at the college level.
- Develop proficiency in oral discourse.
- Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking.
- Develop the ability to use computer technology for research and production.
- Recognize the knowledge, skills, and values that will contribute to involvement in one's community.
- Identify the knowledge and skills necessary to live interdependently in a diverse, sustainable global community.
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate college-level materials.
Professors in the Theatre track program hold master's and doctoral degrees from institutions such as The University of Georgia, Villanova University, and Indiana State University. They have also received additional certification in specialized areas such as mime and yoga.
The faculty members in the program have extensive professional experience as directors, set and lighting designers, carpenters, stage managers, electricians, and actors, and have directed and designed more than 60 productions.
Together, they have served as conference presenters and judges for various theatrical and oratorical events, and have been organizational members of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, the Theatre Association of New York State, Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.
"I am an actor, and I can say that in my time here at FLCC, the Theatre program has played a major role in my progression and enhancement as an actor."