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Fine Arts - Theatre Option

Program Codes: THE.AFA
Associate in Fine Arts Degree

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The Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) offers the first two years of concentrated study in studio courses for students planning to transfer to a visual arts, theatre, or music baccalaureate program. As a fine arts major, the student may choose to concentrate in either theater, art or music.

Contact the Department Chairperson

Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisites and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

SEMESTER I

OR

3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

Recommended Sequence - HIS-131 and HIS-132

SEMESTER 2

3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

Recommended Sequence - HIS-131 and HIS-132

3

Choose one 3-credit Mathematics or Science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).

3

Select a 3-credit course from the subject of Dance (DAN).

SEMESTER 3

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

Recommended - ENG-234 - Introduction to Shakespeare

3

Choose two modern language courses in sequence from either: CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA or SPA. For students who completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, their level of language will be determined by a placement test (excluding SPA-242).

SEMESTER 4

3

Choose two modern language courses in sequence from either: CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA or SPA. For students who completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, their level of language will be determined by a placement test (excluding SPA-242)..

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Diversity (GE DIV).

Total Credits 60

Contact Information

Contact Name: Annie Hogan, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2589
Contact Email:  ahogan@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web:https://www.middlesexcc.edu/vpma/

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn if they study Fine Arts?

Fine arts will provide a strong foundation in the creative field of choice as well as a well-rounded education with a generous range of liberal arts courses required by baccalaureate fine arts programs. Students create a body of work or enhance skills in a chosen field in ways that will assist them in being accepted into a competitive fine arts program at a four-year institution.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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