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Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Fine Arts, Theatre & Acting, AFA


This program is designed so that Theatre majors gain experience in all areas of theatre production. The program is performance based and students in the program will complete foundation courses in theatre performance studies along
with general education requirements. This combination of courses will allow them the ability to transfer to a four year
program. This program is for students who are looking for a directed course of study that will prepare them for transfer to a BFA degree program in theatre or to enter the field as a professional

Program Goals

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
  • Recognize and distinguish the history and many diverse forms of dramatic art.
  • Distinguish and synthesize the creative process as it applies to the dramatic arts.
  • Participate in performances by acting, directing, or providing technical support.
  • Demonstrate career and occupation competencies related to course work.
  • Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​

When you Graduate
AFA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four-year colleges and universities.
Cumberland graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.​