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Courses & Requirements

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The associate in arts degree option in Theater offers a variety of introductory courses for academic credit over a two-year period. Theater study and experience is appropriate for those seriously interested professionally, as well as for students seeking elective credits. Students may wish to transfer into a bachelor program in acting, directing or technical theater. Small classes and the NECC Top Notch Players offer students opportunities for on stage and backstage experience. A minimum of 62 credit hours are required for graduation.

Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.

Courses Credits Comments
COM111 Public Speaking 3  
DAN 121 Ballet
DAN 131 Jazz Dance
DAN 141 Modern Dance
DAN 147 World Dance I
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
HIS111 Western Civilization I
HIS 121 World Civilization I


HIS112 Western Civilization II
HIS 122 World Civilization II

LIT215 Dramatic Literature 3  
Courses Credits Comments
Behavioral Science Electives 6  
Literature Electives 3  
Math Electives 6/8 MAT111 and MAT112
OR MAT120 and higher
Science Electives 8 Must be lab science.
Sequential courses
strongly recommended
Theater Electives 15 THE course required
Free Elective 3 THE113 recommended
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