What is the Arts and Science Transfer Program?

  • The Arts and Sciences Transfer Program at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is designed for students wishing to obtain a strong liberal arts foundation before transferring to a bachelor’s degree program, with the option to continue on to graduate or professional studies. Students interested in focusing on the arts can choose from associate of arts degree, with a concentration in art, music or theatre.

What Careers Use These Skills?

  • The associate of arts degree prepares students for transfer. Students can explore a variety of careers within the creative arts, including actor, musician, singer, sculptor, illustrator, painter and many more. Earning potential in these professions can vary greatly depending on the individual’s level of experience and exposure.

    • Beginning actors can earn a starting wage of $10 an hour; musicians earn $14 an hour.
    • Fine artists start out on a salary of $21,525 and earn a median income of $32,450.

What Degree or Certificate Can I Earn?

  • Graduates can earn an Associate of Arts degree, Theatre Option.

    As students progress through the program, they receive assistance with the transfer process.

What Courses Will I Take?

  • Always check with an advisor to determine what courses to take. All BCCC students must meet the College’s computer literacy requirement in order to receive a degree or certificate. All students are required to complete the PRE 100 course within the first six credits. PRE 100 is an academic achievement preparation course earning one credit.

What Will I Learn?

  • Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:


    • Identify the major authors, periods, movements and issues in the drama and theatre.
    • Interpret themes and issues addressed in dramatic works and compare them to personal experiences or historical events.
    • Apply historical information to the critique of artistic work.
    • Write English prose with clarity, style and artistic purpose.
    • Use dramatic narrative conventions to write and perform monologues, scenes and plays that are based on personal experiences, real or improvised situations, or historical events.
    • Apply vocabulary from dance, music and visual arts, to discuss elements of a theatrical production.
    • Demonstrate mastery of one or more aspects of the theatre.
    • Use selected forms, themes, conflicts and action to create improvised and scripted dramatic works.
    • Work collaboratively on group projects, effectively drawing from all members’ strengths.
    • Describe how each of the traditional jobs found in the evolved over time in a variety of historical periods and cultures.
    • Analyze and illustrate ways in which the script, properties, scenery, costumes, lighting and sound are manipulated to communicate dramatic elements in theatrical productions.
    • Formulate, apply and communicate criteria for evaluating personal performances and the performances of others.