Theatre (A.S.)

The Theatre Program at BMCC offers a competitive edge to students who are considering a career in the entertainment field as well as for students who want to continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college. BMCC offers the only performance-based theatre major at a community college in New York. Students study acting, technical theatre, and theatre history. Students produce a play, taking it from page through final production. In addition, they have an opportunity to intern with the Tribeca Performing Arts Center and other New York theaters. BMCC Theatre students graduate with an Associate in Science degree (A.S.) and a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, and with real-life experience in the theatre.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there without any loss of credits.

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Introduction to Literature
Precalculus
Statistics
General Astronomy
General Biology
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Geology I
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
12
Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Philosophy
General Astronomy
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemistry
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Computer Programming II
Geology I
Logic
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Arabic III
Chinese I
Chinese II
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Chinese II
Chinese III
Chinese IV
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
French III
French IV
Introductory Italian I
Introductory Italian II
Italian III
Italian IV
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
18
Total Flexible Core
30
Total Common Core

Theatre Curriculum

Acting I
Elements of Production
Page to Stage
Scenic Practicum
Costume Practicum
Performance Practicum
Special Topics Practicum
Acting II
Scenic Practicum
Costume Practicum
Performance Practicum
Special Topics Practicum
Playwriting
30
Total Curriculum Requirements
60
Total Program Requirements
  1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.
  2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

Note:
Please note, these requirements are effective the 2017-2018 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room N-628
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8090

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m