Theatre Arts (Acting), Associate in Arts

Upon successful of completion of the Theatre Arts (Acting) Associate in Arts degree, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for entry-level career placement and/or advanced degree transfer in theatre performance. A rigorous, disciplined, and innovative two year curriculum in acting is complimented by integrated studies in technical theatre, theatre history, and theatre production specifically designed to augment the acting focus. Developed for the career-oriented theatre student, the acting program seeks to unlock intuitive potential for performance, and combine it with a powerful, yet flexible set of techniques and skills. Additionally, the theatre training will contribute to the student's development of people management skills, collaboration strategies, and artistic aesthetic.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the skills required to perform at the "proficient level" through performance for a live audience.
  2. Students will demonstrate the skills required to perform at a "proficient level" in ensemble acting exercises including: scene study, voice and movement, audition techniques by successfully completing course requirements.
  3. Students will demonstrate a proficient knowledge of theatre history by successfully completing the required theatre history courses.
  4. Students will demonstrate the skills required to perform at a "proficient level" in stagecraft by successfully completing Drama 19A.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 18 units

DRAMA 001A

Actor's Studio I

4

DRAMA 001B

Actor's Studio II

4

DRAMA 016A

History of Theatre: Primitive to 1800

3

DRAMA 016B

History of Theatre: 1800 to Present

3

DRAMA 019A

Technical Theatre I

4

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Techniques - Complete 6 units selected from:

DANCE 020A

Theatre Dance and Movement I

1

DRAMA 006A

Improvisational Theatre I

3

DRAMA 015

Make-Up for the Theatre

3

DRAMA 034

Styles of Acting

3

DRAMA 038

Acting for the Camera

3

MUSIC 020A

Voice for Musical Theatre I

1

Area B - Production - Complete 6 units selected from:

DRAMA 025A

Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 027A

Repertory Workshop: Acting I

2

DRAMA 044A

Traditional Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 047A

Musical Theatre Production: Acting

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 30

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60