Five Towns College 2018-2020 Catalog 
  
    May 23, 2019  
Five Towns College 2018-2020 Catalog

Liberal Arts Program, A.A.


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HEGIS Code: 5649.00     Inventory of Registered Program Code: 01809


Overview

Acquainting the student with the broad cultural, social, and scientific aspects of the world and stimulating him or her to think, analyze, and communicate are the primary goals of a liberal education. Such an education not only offers the potential for a richer, more rewarding life but is also basic to all pursuits in the arts, sciences, and professions.

The Liberal Arts Program provides a general education in the traditional areas of knowledge, regardless of the student’s career choice. In addition, the student has the opportunity for additional study in a particular discipline in selected fields to explore its methods, acquire its tools, and gain a mastery of its body of knowledge.

For the student whose career choice is not clearly defined, the Liberal Arts Program, leading to the Associate in Arts degree, provides an opportunity to explore selected areas in the humanities, the arts, and the social and behavioral sciences. Some students develop interest in a particular career and transfer after graduation for further educational preparation

Concentration Component 

Students in the Liberal Arts program may select one of the following concentrations. The 12 credits in the selected concentration, together with the 45 credits in Common Core/Liberal Arts and the 3 credits of an appropriate elective, constitute the 60 credit requirement for the Associate in Arts degree.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree in Liberal Arts

The Associate in Arts graduate is prepared for transfer with advanced standing to a baccalaureate program where additional professional training may be undertaken. Advisors should be consulted for assistance in the selection of programs and electives geared to personal educational goals.

Concentrations


Audio Recording Technology Concentration

The Audio Recording Technology Concentration at Five Towns College is designed to provide students with the tools needed to succeed as professional engineers and producers of music for soundtracks in film and video productions. Students study the theory of sound, recording electronics, engineering procedures, music production techniques, and audio/video post production in a sequence of courses designed to develop practical and technical skills. The College’s industry grade recording studios, editing suites, and MIDI workstations provide students with a highly focused learning environment for both assigned and extracurricular recording projects.

Liberal Arts Concentration

The Liberal Arts Program provides a general education in the traditional areas of knowledge, regardless of the student’s career choice. In addition, the student has the opportunity for additional study in a particular discipline in selected fields to explore its methods, acquire its tools, and gain a mastery of its body of knowledge.

Music Entertainment and Industry Studies Concentration

The Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Concentration is designed for students interested in a career in a music-related business field and entertainment industry. Studies include the technical, legal, production, managing, merchandising and licensing aspects of the music business and entertainment industry.

This Concentration assists those graduates who plan to work as artist managers, record and publishing company owners, executives, promoters and producers of music videos to achieve their career goals.

Theatre Concentration

The Theatre Arts Program develops knowledge, skill, and conservatory training in acting, singing, dancing, and theatrical design and technology. The Program provides a broad range of experiences in multiple classes and shows, enabling students to prepare for careers in theatre, film, television, internet, and other multi-media productions that incorporate comedy, tragedy, drama, musicals, and video.  Close to New York City, the Theatre Program utilizes the proximity by regularly inviting professional guest directors from Broadway and movies to direct our productions and offer master classes. 


Program Course Requirements

The courses below are required of all students in the Liberal Arts Program.

Common Core
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; Credits: 3  
ENG 102 - English Composition 2; Credits: 3  
MAT ___ - Quantitative Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
PSY 101 - General Psychology; Credits: 3  
SCI ___ - Scientific Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
SOC ___ - Diversity Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
SPE ___ - Oral Communication Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
Total Common Core Credits: 21
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences 
ART ___ Art History Elective Credits: 3  
ECO 101 Macroeconomics Credits: 3  or ECO 102 Microeconomics Credits: 3   
HIS ___ History Elective Credits: 3  
LAS ___ Liberal Arts and Science Elective (1) Credits: 3  
LAS ___ Liberal Arts and Science Elective (2) Credits: 3  
LAS ___ Liberal Arts and Science Elective (3) Credits: 3  
MUH ___ Music History Elective 100-200 Level (1) Credits: 3  
THH 191 - Introduction to Theatre; Credits: 3  
Total Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences Credits: 24
Elective
ELECT ___ 1 Credit Elective (1) Credits: 1  
Total Elective Credits: 3
Concentration Component
Liberal Arts, Audio Recording Technology Concentration, A.A.  
Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts Concentration, A.A.  
Liberal Arts, Music Concentration, A.A.  
Liberal Arts, Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Concentration, A.A.   
Liberal Arts, Theatre Concentration, A.A.   
Total Concentration Component: 12 
Total Program Credits: 60

 

 

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