Theatre Arts Track (LAT)

A Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences

This program places special emphasis on the performing arts and is an excellent foundation for transfer to theatre and music programs at four-year colleges and universities. Students will benefit from involvement in Theatre at the Mount’s extensive season of plays.

Number Suggested Course Order

Cr

Semester

Grade Prerequisites/Notes
ENG101 English Composition I

3

    ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
MUS103 Music Skills and Theory I

3

     
THE101 Fundamentals of Acting

3

    ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
  Behavioral Social Science Elective

3

    Electives: ANT, PSY, SOC, SSC
  Lab Science Elective

4

    Electives: BIO, BTC, CHE, EAS, EGM, NRD, PHY
ENG102 English Composition II

3

    ENG101
DAN120 Musical Theatre Dance Styles

3

     
THE284 Technical Theatre Practicum I

3

    ENG098, FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement
  Computer Science Elective

3

    Electives: CIS127 or higher
  Science Elective

3/4

    Electives: BIO, BTC, CHE, EAS, EGM, NRD, PHY
MAT143 or MAT163 Statistics or

Pre-Calculus (or higher)

3/4

    MAT096 or placement

MAT134 or placement

MUS111 Voice I

3

     
THE103 Introduction to Theatre

3

    ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
THE285 Tech Theatre Practicum II

3

    THE284
PER126/130 Health, Fitness, and Wellness

Elective

2/3

    Prerequisites: FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement

Note: PER130 is recommended for transfer

  Non-behavioral Social Science

Elective

3

    Electives: ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, SSC

Note: See additional requirements

ENG236 Modern Drama or

Literature Elective

3

    Prerequisites: ENG102 or permission of division dean

Electives:  ENG201, 203, 205, 210, 213, 214, 221, 224, 227, 228, 233, 235, 237, 259, 260, 261, 265

THE106 Fundamentals of Acting II

3

    ENG101, THE101
SPC113 Speech

3

    ENG101
  Humanities Elective

3

    Electives: ART, ASL, DAN, ENG, FRE, HUM, MUS, PHL, SPA, SPC, THE Note: See additional requirements
ISC210 Critical Thinking

3

    Prerequisites: ENG102, completion of 45 credits, or permission of division dean

Note: Capstone course

                                                Total: 63/66 credits

Campus/format: A majority of this program can be completed during the day or evening at the Gardner Campus.

Helpful hints: Eligible LAT students should consider entering MWCC’s Honors Program.  Honors Program students benefit from a challenging, highly individualized academic experience, a tuition waiver during their final semester, active recruitment by four-year colleges and universities, and the use of the Honors Center. Also, because of the program’s Commonwealth Honors Program status, all MWCC Honors courses are transferable as honors courses within the Massachusetts public higher education system, and MWCC graduates are guaranteed acceptance into the Honors Programs of these colleges and universities. See page 136 of the college catalog for more information.

Transfer options: This program qualifies for MassTransfer (see page 45 for more information). For a complete list of transfer agreement options visit MWCC’s transfer services website: http://transfer.mwcc.edu and www.mwcc.edu/3plusone.

Special requirements: Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.

Additional Requirements: The non-behavioral social science OR the humanities elective must be a designated culturally diverse course: Any FRE or SPA, ENG236, ENG237, ENG265, GEO129, HIS105, HIS106, HIS125, HUM240, HUM260.

Program Competencies for LAC, LAEL, LAER, LAS, LAX, LAHP, and LAT

Upon graduation from these programs, students shall have the ability to:

  • Formulate clear and precise questions about complex problems and ideas relevant to a variety of disciplines—math, science, the humanities, and the social sciences—and gather, assess, and interpret information to arrive at well-reasoned conclusions and solutions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex written texts that demand an appreciation of subtext, irony, metaphor, and the subtlety and nuances of language.
  • Successfully complete a substantial research paper that demonstrates the ability to formulate a research question, conduct research using the library’s databases, and synthesize information from a variety of sources into a cohesive and in-depth analysis of a topic.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of historic, social, and cultural backgrounds necessary for understanding their own and other societies with an emphasis on important ideas and events that have shaped, and continue to shape, their world.
  • Demonstrate scientific literacy, which can be defined as the matrix of knowledge needed to understand enough about the universe to deal with issues that come across the horizon of the average citizen, in the news or elsewhere.
  • Demonstrate a broad exposure to, and an understanding of, the differences and similarities in the various academic disciplines within their Liberal Arts education.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution if desired, with the proper educational foundation for transition into a chosen field of study.

Capstone Course for LAC, LAEL, LAER, LAS, LAX, LAHP, and LAT

ISC210 Critical Thinking is the required capstone course for all Liberal Arts & Sciences majors and is to be taken after successfully completing English Composition II and 45 credits.