Associate in Science
NCCC has a long tradition of theatre excellence. The Theatre Arts curriculum prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs in performance and technical theatre. The program offers students the opportunity to develop their potential through a combination of challenging coursework and practical theatrical training in a liberal arts environment.
Graduates have transferred to four-year institutions including:
- California Institute of the Arts
- Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
- Clarion University of Pennsylvania
- Full Sail University
- Kent State
- Niagara University
- North Carolina School of the Arts
- Ohio University
- SUNY at Binghamton
- SUNY at Buffalo
- SUNY College at Buffalo, Brockport, Fredonia, Oswego and Plattsburg
- Syracuse University
- University of California at Fullerton
Graduates are currently engaged in professional theatre careers including:
- Executive Producer
- Lighting Designer
- Production Company CEO
- Pyrotechnical Designer
- Scenic Designer
- Sound Designer
- Stage Manager
- Stunt Person
- Theatre Administrator
- Theatre Educator
The NCCC Approach
Performing and design/tech opportunities are plentiful at NCCC. The program is large enough to do major productions, yet small enough to allow for individual classroom attention.
Full-time and adjunct faculty bring a diversity to the classroom and the rehearsal. The Theatre Arts faculty is comprised of professional performers and technicians, currently working in their discipline. They act, direct, stage manage, choreograph, design and create laser and pyrotechnical displays at such respected venues as Shakespeare in Delaware Park, The Kavinoky Theatre, Irish Classical Theatre Company, Road Less Traveled Productions, Theatre of Youth, Theatre for Change and Darien Lake Theme Park.
The NCCC campus is home to a recently refurbished proscenium stage in a 700-seat theatre with state-of-the-art, fully computerized lighting and sound equipment. There are also digital audio recording lab facilities, an intimate lab theatre and a fully equipped scene shop.
Students admitted in September and January.
Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take more than four semesters of full-time study if a student begins this program in a spring semester.
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College Empire State
Program Goals and Objectives
- To prepare students for successful transfer to upper-level institutions in Theatre Arts.
- To assist students in meeting a minimum of seven of the ten SUNY General Education requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Discuss major theatrical movements and practitioners from the Ancient Greeks through the Baroque periods of western history.
- Discuss job descriptions and career options within the theatre industry.
- Participate in facilitation of at least one element of theatrical design for departmental production.
- Perform monologues and scene work.
- Discuss and implement acting techniques and styles.
- Analyze their vocal production and develop plans for improvement.
- Describe management techniques and systems required to mount theatrical production.