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.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with an advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

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

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

Acting I
Elements of Production
Page to Stage

Choose 1 course from:

OR

Choose 2 courses from:

Scenic Practicum
OR
Costume Practicum
OR
Performance Practicum
OR
Special Topics Practicum

Choose 2 courses from:

OR
OR
OR
Acting II
OR
OR
OR
OR
OR

Choose 3 courses from:

Scenic Practicum
OR
Costume Practicum
OR
Performance Practicum
OR
Special Topics Practicum

Choose 1 course from:

OR
OR
Playwriting
OR
30
Total Curriculum Requirements
60
Total Program 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.

Footnotes

  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.

Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts Department

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

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-5 p.m