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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Transfer Pathway, AFA

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5907
CIP Code: 50.0501

Program Description

The Theater Transfer Pathway AFA degree 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 seven 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.

Minnesota State universities include:  Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Students planning to transfer to a university outside of the Minnesota State system are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution as early as possible to determine transferability of the courses in this Transfer Pathway degree.

Prospective AFA Theatre students are advised to consult with the Theatre Arts Faculty before beginning the AFA in Theatre Transfer Pathway Degree program.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Total Credits: 8

Major Elective Requirements

Select 0-4 credits from the following or additional MnTC credits to reach required 60 credit total.

Total Credits: 4

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

Minimum of 7 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines with at least one traditional lab course.

Total Credits: 7

Goal 4: Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits. Courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041  

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 9 credits. Three courses from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 19 credits. Three courses, at least ONE of which must be a literature course, from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 19

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of four Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 and 10 are required.  Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 48

MnTC Elective Requirements (if needed to reach credit total)


Additional Elective Requirements (if needed to reach credit total)


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpage, transfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

Bemidji State University:

Not offered

Metropolitan State University:

  • Theatre, BA

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • Theatre, BA
  • Theatre, BS

Minnesota State University, Moorhead:

  • Theatre Arts, BA

Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • Theatre Arts, BA

St. Cloud State University:

  • Theatre, BA

Winona State University:

  • Theatre, BA

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. articulate and make informed comments which demonstrate an understanding of the theatre genre’s history, evolution, and relation to society.
  2. identify and apply, in a practical manner, the communicative and artistic collaboration process vital to the creation and presentation of a performance piece.
  3. identify and implement costume, set, sound, and stage lighting equipment with the associated knowledge of safety and design optics.
  4. communicate and implement, in a theoretical and practical form, an informed and well-rounded understanding of the multiple elements needed to be incorporated into a theatrical performance. 

Program Contact Information

Paul Aberasturi 651.779.4059 Room 1038 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 14

Semester 3

Total Credits: 14

Semester 4

Total Credits: 16


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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