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Theatre Transfer Pathway Degree

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The Theatre Transfer Pathway Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree program offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Fine Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Theatre bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the six Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

    • Metropolitan State University: Theatre Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree
    • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Theatre Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, Theatre Bachelor of Science (BS) degree
    • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Theatre Arts Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree
    • Southwest Minnesota State University: Theatre Arts Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree
    • St. Cloud State University: Theatre Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree
    • Winona State University: Theatre Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree
  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanics of stage production;
    2. Demonstrate a required level of proficiency in acting and directing;
    3. Participate in theatrical productions at varied levels including design, makeup, stagecraft, and production; and
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and contemporary
      contexts for theatre arts.
    • A minimum of 60 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • Some students may need preparatory courses in the areas of English, mathematics or reading. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward this degree.
    • Satisfy residency requirements.
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
    • Completion of specific degree requirements.
    • Each state university has specific program requirements for completion. Please speak with your advisor about requirements at receiving institutions.
    • To receive your diploma, you must apply to graduate.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.
  • Major Specific Courses  
    THTR 1101 Introduction to the Theatre 3
    THTR 1109* Practical Experience in Theatre 2
    THTR 2165 Stage Management 3
    THTR 2205 Acting Movement 3
    THTR 2211 Stagecraft (credits included in the MnTC below)  
    THTR 2220** Play Directing 3
    THTR 2230 Survey of Drama 3
    *May be taken for one or two credits; two credits are required for the degree.
    Choose one of the two following courses:
    THTR 2206 Acting Vocal 3
    THTR 2270 Auditioning 3
    **Course has prerequisite. See course schedule or catalog description.
  • 35 CREDITS

    Complete at least 40 credits in courses from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), including all courses listed. You must complete all ten goal areas and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA for the entire MnTC. One course may satisfy more than one goal area, but the course credits may be counted only once.

    1.  Communication
    (two courses required; one from A and one from B; at least 6 credits total)
      A. ENGL 1120* OR ENGL 1121* 4
      B. CMST 1110 OR CMST 2215 3
    2.  Critical Thinking** (three courses required)
    3.  Natural Science (two courses required; one from each of two departments; one must include a lab; at least 6 credits total)
    4.  Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (one course required of at least 3 credits)
    5.  History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
    (one course of at least 3 credits is required from A or C; PSYC 1110 is required from B; at least 6 credits total)
      A. Economics/Geography  
      B. Anthropology/Psychology/Sociology (PSYC 1110 required)  
      C. History/Political Science  
    6.  Humanities/Fine Art 
    (once course of at least 3 credits is required from A or B; THTR 2211 is required from C; at least 6 credits total)
      A. Literature  
      B. Humanities/Philosophy  
      C. Art/Music/Theatre (THTR 2211 required)  
    7. Human Diversity*** (one course required of at least 3 credits)
    8. Global Perspective (one course required of at least 3 credits)
    9. Ethical/Civic Responsibility (one course required of at least 3 credits)
     10. People and the Environment (one course required of at least 3 credits

    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.

    **For students who complete all courses for this degree at Anoka-Ramsey, if they take ENGL 1120 or ENGL 1121, and CMST 1110 or CMST 2215, and THTR 1101, they will have completed MnTC Goal Area 2. 

    ***For students who complete all courses for this degree at Anoka-Ramsey, PSYC 1110 will also satisfy MnTC Goal Area 7.

    NOTE: If students do not follow the recommended MnTC courses listed, additional credits may be required to complete the degree program.

  • Classes are scheduled for full-time students to complete in two years; part-time students will need more time. For assistance with pathway planning, students should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. See also the college catalog Appendix for course offering information.

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