Performing Arts Degree
The Performing Arts Degree is designed
to provide a broad liberal education as well as specialized
professional training in which emphasis is placed on
performance skills. Harford Community College faculty
work with each student to create an individual artistic point of view
within a professional work ethic appropriate for theatrical performance.
A performing arts degree major is both time-consuming and physically demanding.
Participation in mainstage and studio productions requires theatre activities on
weekends and weekday evenings. Performance students will gain experience in all
forms of theatre such as straight plays, workshops, musicals, ballet and mime.
In the Harford Community College theatre program, students enjoy coursework
that is more extensive than many four-year programs in theatre and excellent
preparation for study at very intensive training institutions such as Towson
University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County or the University of
Maryland, College Park. First semester courses include introduction classes
to theatre, acting, stagecraft and general education requirement courses.
Throughout the remaining semesters of study, students are exposed to a
variety of classes and workshops including the survey of modern drama and
dance movement. View the Performing
Arts Degree Requirements Recommended Course Sequence.
Harford Community College's Performing Arts degree program is
committed to connecting students with professional opportunities during and
after their time at Harford Community College.
Employment and Transfer Information
Graduates with a performing arts degree may wish to transfer
to four-year college institutions such as Towson University and the
University of Maryland campuses in Baltimore County and College Park.
Performing arts students who may wish to eventually transfer to another
college should check the requirements of that institution to ensure the
courses are compatible and transferable. It is a good idea to consult with
an academic advisor for guidance as early as possible if transferring is the
main objective. View the General
Education Requirements for a performing arts degree.
Graduates from Harford Community College’s performing arts program find employment
opportunities with performing arts organizations and a variety of other
businesses and promoters involved in live theatrical and musical
performances including live theater, cruise ship lines and theme parks.
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