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Associate of Fine Arts Degree

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Associate of Arts Degree

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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Notation

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About the Program

Theatre Transfer Pathway AFA Degree

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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 so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State College and transfer to a Minnesota State University to earn a bachelor’s degree. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

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 as 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 include 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.

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Cost & Financial Aid

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. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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Theatre Alum - Georgia Reding
“Thanks to Century College, I’ve had a good education and experience in several plays.”

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