Academic Catalog

Theatre Arts, AA-T

Program Description

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree prepares students for transfer to California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to CSUs for theatre arts majors and majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for specific CSUs.

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree provides an introduction to theatre history, play analysis, acting and theatre production. Students will develop their abilities to analyze dramatic literature and their theatrical skills in a variety of disciplines both onstage and backstage. They will be able to apply their perceptions as multi-faceted theatre artists to contemporary theatrical practice through their classwork and participation in departmental productions.

Learn more about the program on the Theatre Arts website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to proceed to further educational opportunities or entry-level workforce employment in their prescribed area of the performing arts with a minimal adjustment period.
  • Students will be able to employ skill sets of collaboration relevant to multiple arenas of alliance or teamwork within the performing arts arena.

Units Required

  • Major: 28-32

Associate Degree Requirements

Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

  • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)1 (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
  • Core and support courses (28-32 units, of which 4-8 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
THTR 1INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE4
or THTR 2A HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE: CLASSICAL TO MOLIERE
THTR 20AACTING I4
THTR 49APERFORMANCE PRODUCTION I4-6
or THTR 45A TECHNICAL THEATRE IN PRODUCTION I
or THTR 47A INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION
Support Courses
Select four courses from the following:16-18
ACTING II
SCENERY & PROPERTY CONSTRUCTION
INTRODUCTION TO FASHION & COSTUME CONSTRUCTION
LIGHTING DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
BASIC THEATRICAL MAKEUP
SCRIPT ANALYSIS
PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION I 1
TECHNICAL THEATRE IN PRODUCTION I
INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION
Total Units28-32