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The Performing Arts Pathway offers focus in music and theatre. The Music Pathway provides students with knowledge and skills related to the music field. The Theatre Pathway has two focuses including Theatre Performance, which focuses on drama, expressive communication and performance; and Theatre Design and Technology, which focuses on technical theatre, history and production.

 Associate of Applied Science-Entertainment Technology

Faculty Advisor: Jane Frazier Phone: 410-386-8279 Email: jfrazier@carrollcc.edu Audiovisual system specialists are needed to support the specialized communication needs for businesses of all types. These multimedia specialists need advanced training in industry-specific technology that supports a multitude of presenting venues that in-turn support educational, corporate, and entertainment events. Audiovisual system specialists are employed at conference centers, hotels, theaters, houses of worship, sports arenas, museums, theme parks, and other venues with integrated, high technology communication needs. Training and responsibilities for these specialized technicians in this emerging field span many disciplines including microcomputer applications; computer hardware, operating systems, and networking; drafting and home technology integration. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

General Education Requirements

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Take Introduction to Speech Communication (COMM-105 formerly SPCH-101) and another course from the Fine and Performing Arts Area or the Humanities Area.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Minimum grade C required.
MATHEMATICS: Choose one 4-credit General Education Mathematics course.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Choose 1 4-credit General Education Science lab course (BIOL-107, ENV-100, FSCI-210, and GEOSC-103 are not allowed.)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE:

Entertainment Tech Program Requirements

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Theatre Performance

Faculty Advisor: Jane R. Frazier Phone: 410-386-8279 Email: jfrazier@carrollcc.edu Graduates following the Arts and Sciences-Theatre recommendation at Carroll Community College are well positioned to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Maryland as well as other states. The courses in the sequence are transfer oriented and form the basis of a solid foundation in the liberal arts. By using the online ARTSYS program, artsys.usmd.edu, students can plan additional courses will also transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The Theatre recommendation will provide knowledge and skills in drama, expressive communication, performance, technical theatre, and production. This sequence carefully nurtures developing performing artists by providing the training, knowledge, experience, and artistic vision necessary to succeed in professional theatre. Students are advised to investigate opportunities to take coursework concurrently at McDaniel College or Hood College. For details about these special agreements, consult with an academic advisor in the Advising and Transfer Center.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Associate of Fine Arts-Music

Faculty Advisor: Eric McCullough Phone: 410-386-8537 Email: emccullough@carrollcc.edu The Music-Associate of Fine Arts program provides students with knowledge and skills related to the field of music and prepares students for transfer to Bachelors of Fine Arts programs. Program courses are sequenced, below. Students should also complete General Education courses each term.

AFA General Education Requirements

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Choose 2 courses, 1 each from 2 different Areas. Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Choose 1 General Education Biological and Physical Science lab course (4 credits; BIOL-107, ENV-100, FSCI-210 and GEOSC-103 are not allowed)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum grade C required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

AFA Music Core

Take the following Courses: Semester 1: MUSIC-110 Theory of Music 1 MUSIC-112 Musicianship 1 MUSIC-114 Keyboard Skills for Music Majors 1 Applied Study (see below) Music Ensemble (see below) Semester 2: MUSIC-111 Theory of Music 2 MUSIC-113 Musicianship 2 MUSIC-115 Keyboard Skills for Music Majors Applied Study (see below) Music Ensemble (see below) Semester 3: MUSIC-210 Theory of Music 3 MUSIC-212 Musicianship 3 MUSIC-214 Keyboard Skills for Music Majors 3 Applied Study (see below) Music Ensemble (see below) Semester 4: MUSIC-211 Theory of Music 4 MUSIC-213 Musicianship 4 MUSIC-215 Keyboard Skills for Music Majors 4 Applied Study (see below) Music Ensemble (see below)
Select one:
Take 4 Ensemble courses (4 1-credit courses; 1 per term recommended)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
Take 8 credits of Applied Music Study. (4 2-credit courses; 1 each term recommended)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Career Strategies

Performing Arts Strategies

Music

Visit Majoring in Music for more information and strategies.

Theatre

  • Participate in acting workshops, courses and seminars to get advice and experience and to make contacts with others in the field.
  • Join unions (e.g. Actors Equity Union) or actors' guilds to stay abreast of opportunities and developments in the field.
  • Train with a dialect coach.
  • Prepare a professional resume that lists your acting experience. Have your resume attached to or printed on the reverse side of the 8″ x 10″ photograph of yourself.
  • Be prepared to make the rounds. Distribute your resume to numerous agencies and offices. Follow up with several personal visits.
  • Secure an agent or manager to help find jobs.
  • Join the Screen Actors Guild.

General Strategies

  • Earn good grades. Grades are an indicator of technical competence and of a person's work ethic.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Creative Arts Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Attend a resume, social media, or personal branding workshop on campus.
  • Develop leadership skills through participation in student organizations (Campus Activities Board, SGO, etc.).
  • Network: Talk with people working in the field or affiliated with arts organizations to learn of jobs and opportunities. Join professional groups to make contacts.
  • Follow blogs or websites of creative professionals you admire.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge/Advanced Leadership Challenge.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, etc.) either through the college or in the community.

 

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