Theatre Arts – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 1007.00

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer is designed to build students’ performance skills in the area of theatrical production—including acting, stagecraft, and technical theatre; to enrich students’ aesthetic and intellectual proficiency in theatre, theatre history, and literature; and to provide pre-professional training. The AA-T in Theatre Arts emphasizes production and experience in the creation of theatrical performances. At the same time, the degree offers courses in all aspects of the theatre, both artistic and academic. Faculty, staff, and students work closely together to build a solid foundation in the practical, artistic, and historical aspects of theatre.

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer will prepare students for transfer to a CSU system. The AA-T in Theatre Arts will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of theatre concepts, elements, and terminology.
  2. Collaborate with others in the production of theatrical works.
  3. Research, analyze, and interpret dramatic literature and theatre arts.

Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer Degree

Required Core
THRT 001INTRODUCTION TO THEATER3
or THRT 005A THEATRE HISTORY I
THRT 002AACTING I3
Select a maximum of three units of the following:3
STUDIO PRODUCTION - REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE
STAGE TECHNIQUES
List A
Select three of the following:9-10
ACTING II
SCRIPT ANALYSIS
MAKEUP FOR STAGE AND SCREEN
TECHNICAL THEATER
INTRODUCTION TO SCENIC DESIGN
COSTUME CRAFTS
FUNDAMENTALS OF STAGE LIGHTING
Select a maximum of three units from the following Required Courses not already used:
STUDIO PRODUCTION - REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE
STAGE TECHNIQUES
Required Subtotal18-19
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

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