Performing Arts

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Performing Arts

The Performing Arts option serves as a platform for students interested in transferring to four-year institutions in a performing arts area. The option fulfills General Education requirements and provides a foundation in the basic courses associated with the discipline. This option includes a broad-based exposure to many of the disciplines in the area of performing arts and consists primarily of entry-level or introductory courses. The student would specialize at the senior institution level.

For information, contact area coordinator, Dr. Augustine Nigro, at (609)343-5022/ anigro@atlantic.edu.

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Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Apply performance skills through the practice of dance, music and theater;
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in the performing arts practices;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the professional practices in the fields of music, dance and theater;
  • Analyze performances in dance, theater and music including one’s own.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 51 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
    Choose: COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or COMM120-Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    Choose: MATH122-College Algebra or MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
    General Education Science course
4
    General Education Mathematics or General Education Science course
4
Social Science (6 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Humanities (15 credits)  
    Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109 or ARTS115
3
    Choose: ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214
3
    Choose: PHIL101, PHIL102 or PHIL110

    Select one of the following Foreign Language Sequences (2 courses)*

  • SPAN111 and SPAN112
  • FREN111 and FREN112
  • ITAL111 and ITAL112
6
History (6 credits)  
    Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, HIST104
6
Diversity (3 credits)  
    Choose ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL111 or RELG110
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
51
PROGRAM COURSES - 9 credits

    Choose 9 credits from the following:

  • DANC170-Introduction to Dance
  • DANC171-Modern Dance I
  • DANC172-Modern Dance II
  • DANC173-Jazz Dance I
  • DANC174-Jazz Dance II
  • DANC175-Tap Dance I
  • DANC176-Tap Dance II
  • DANC271-Ballet I
  • DANC272-Ballet II
9
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
9
Technological Competency: 0-3 Credits  
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
60
(PERF) EFFECTIVE FALL 2019  
* Courses must be taken in a progressive sequence in one language. Students should check transferability. Students may also take a CLEP test to fulfill this requirement.