Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to top resources Skip to main menu Skip to section menu View accessibility support page

Theatre Concentration

Associate in Arts -  Performing Arts Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities Area 6 satisfied by program
Acting I THE107 3
Play Production Workshop THE109 3
Oral Communication ENG171 3
Social Science Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3 MAT097 or placement
Humanities Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Theatre Elective 3
Theatre Elective 3
Lab Science Elective 4
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Learning community or Elective see note* 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 62
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

*Note: New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.

Concentration Overview

This concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to seek bachelor’s degrees in theatre arts, theatre education (elementary or secondary), early childhood education, literature/drama, public speaking, or communication. Students should complete requirements for the associate’s degree before transferring to a four-year institution for the bachelor’s degree. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, visit

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration with a strong theatre background qualify for careers in all aspects of print and broadcast journalism; radio/TV production; dance and expressive movement; art and art therapies, as they are related to counseling and psychology; elementary and secondary teaching; communication; and literature.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the components necessary to produce a play. 
  • Know and understand theatre history and literature. 
  • Demonstrate practical experience in producing a play from planning to performing.


Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously.