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About the Program

Theatre Transfer Pathway AFA Degree

The Theatre Transfer Pathway AFA degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated Theatre bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to guarantee junior-year status to students who have been admitted to one of the seven Minnesota State universities. There, students can complete their bachelor’s degree by earning 60 additional credits.

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.

Transfer Pathway degrees may transfer to colleges and universities outside of the Minnesota State system, such as private and out-of-state schools. It is highly recommended that students interested in this possibility contact their intended transfer school, advisor/counselor, and program instructors for academic planning assistance.

The Century Theatre Arts Department prepares you to enter the exciting world of theatre and entertainment. Whether you want to work in the theatre as a career or a lifelong hobby, you can find the knowledge and learn the skills to follow that path.

The program offers you challenging, professional opportunities to learn about:

  • The key areas of theatre and entertainment including acting, directing, design and technical, marketing and operations.
  • The exciting art and craft of theatre, while working on a college degree.

Our courses are usually accepted as equivalency courses in most four-year colleges and universities. Introduction to Theatre (Theatre 1020) and Beginning Acting (Theatre 1031) are also part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

Students in the Theatre Arts Department at Century have opportunities to gain performing and technical experience through Century Theatre, the College's exciting Theatre production program sponsored by Student Life. Century Theatre produces the finest modern and historical works in the Theatre canon.

A sampling of the many Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning plays and musicals recently produced at the College include Clybourne Park, A Streetcar Named Desire, Art, God of Carnage, Spring Awakening: The Musical, Hair: The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Hairspray, and The Grapes of Wrath. Our Century College Theatre Company provides many high-quality acting, stage managing, and technical theatre opportunities for students throughout each year. Read more on the Fine & Performing Arts page.

Century features an intimate 240-seat house with industry standard: ETC state-of-the-art computer lighting equipment.

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Tuition Cost Per Credit

    Century College can be extremely affordable through financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities.

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs qualify for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and others.

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