Majoring in Performing Arts?
Interested in music, film, theatre, or dance? Our department at Takoma Park/Silver Spring has a multiple options for our performing arts majors. You can choose to major in AA - Performing Artsnew window, AA - Musicnew window, or pursue a Certificate in Music. There is also a AA General Studies - Film Option available.
The performing arts area includes the disciplines of dance, film, music, and theater. Students may select from diverse offerings in introductory and advanced courses in these disciplines. A wide variety of courses fulfill the art distribution requirement under the colleges general education program. The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus offers Montgomery College's only array of film classes including film writing, movie production, and editing.
The department produces two to three theater productions per year in the Cultural Arts Center which is the home of the performing arts on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The Cultural Arts Center has two theaters, the Main Theater, which is a 500 seat proscenium theater, and the Studio Theater, which is a 116 seat modified thrust theater. Specialty classrooms include a large, glass walled dance studio and a 16 station piano lab with individual keyboards.
The Music Certificate curriculum consists of music courses that are required in music major programs at professionally accredited colleges, universities, and conservatories. It is intended for students who wish to transfer to these institutions. Students would be advised to take approximately 30 additional credits chosen to match the first two years of the program into which they plan to transfer.
No matter which you prefer, if you intend on attending the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus as a performing arts major, please consult with a department performing arts advisor prior to choosing a major or enrolling in art classes. We are happy to advise.