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Programs of Study

Arts & Humanities


Degree Type: AA

Semester Credit Hours: 60

First Semester - 15 SCH

DRAM 1351 - Acting I or DRAM 1330 - Stagecraft I
EDUC 1300 - Learning Framework
SPCH 1321 - Business and Professional Communication
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
HIST 1301 - United States History I

Second Semester - 15 SCH

DRAM 1352 - Acting II or DRAM 2336 - Voice for the Actor
DRAM 1310 - Introduction to Theater
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics
HIST 1302 - United States History II
ENGL 1302 - Composition II

Third Semester - 15 SCH

DRAM 1330 - Stagecraft I or DRAM 1351 - Acting I
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I
PHYS 1303 - Stars and Galaxies

Fourth Semester - 15 SCH

DRAM 1322 - Stage Movement or DRAM 1342 - Costume Technology
ENGL 2331 - World Literature
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government
SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II
PHYS 1304 - Solar System

Marketable Skills

  • Basic construction techniques
  • Machine and hand sewing
  • Painting techniques
  • Rigging
  • Computer software skills
  • Cashiering skills
  • Time management
  • Written and oral communication
  • Relationship building
  • Customer service
  • Project management
  • Design
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Reading comprehension
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Social media management

Program Outcomes

  • Show proficiency with the basic usage of hardware and equipment associated to various technical theatre areas in a safe manner while being able to correctly identify and utilize technical theatre terminology.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in character development through physical and vocal techniques and character analysis.
  • Identify the major stages of development in various dramatic forms in Western and Eastern cultures.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $15.57 per hour; 10% of workers earn $9.64 or less per hour; 10% of workers earn $25.99 or more per hour. US wage data: workers on average earn $20.43 per hour; 10% of workers earn $9.52 or less per hour; 10% of workers earn $60.41 or more per hour.

Career Opportunities

AA Minimum: Actor; Box Office Manager; Sales Representative. BA/BFA Minimum: Director; Voice-Over Actor; Production Coordinator; Events Coordinator; Scenic Charge Artist; Audio Engineer; Entertainment Agent; Stunt Choreographer; Booking Manager; Marketing Director, Market Research Assistant. MA/MFA Minimum: Secondary Education Instructor; Post-Secondary Instructor; Dramaturg; Film / Theatre Critic; Publications Editor.

High School Endorsements

Arts & Humanities

Transfer Path / Requirements

For Texas A&M Commerce

  • A student completing the Paris Junior College curriculum is considered Core complete at Texas A&M Commerce.
  • No more than 60-66 sch from PJC will be applied to a bachelor degree at TAMU-Commerce.  Another 60 or more must be completed at TAMU-Commerce.
  • For the theater major, a minimum of 30 additional SCH must be completed within the discipline of theater.
  • Students who are considering teaching in high schools or middle schools must take MATH 1314 and follow guidelines set for teacher certification.