Theatre Arts, (Technical Theatre) Associate in Arts

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

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the skills required to perform at a "proficient level" in stagecraft procedures and techniques including scenic, lighting, costume and sound design and production by scoring at least 70% on the technical production rubric.
  2. Students will demonstrate the skills required to perform stage crew duties at the "proficient level" based on the public theatre presentation rubric.
  3. Students will demonstrate a proficient knowledge of theatre history by scoring at least 70% on the theatre history proficiency test.
  4. Students will demonstrate the skills required to perform at the "proficient level" based on the performance techniques rubric.

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 14 units

DRAMA 016A

History of Theatre: Primitive to 1800

3

DRAMA 016B

History of Theatre: 1800 to Present

3

DRAMA 019A

Technical Theatre I

4

DRAMA 019B

Technical Theatre II

4

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 3 units selected from:

DRAMA 001A

Actor's Studio I

4

DRAMA 031

Principles of Acting

3

Area B - Techniques - Complete 6 units from:

DRAMA 022

Stage Lighting

3

DRAMA 023

Stage Costume

3

DRAMA 015

Make-Up for the Theatre

3

Area C - Production - Complete 6 units from:

DRAMA 025B

Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

DRAMA 029B

Repertory Workshop: Crew I

1-2

DRAMA 044B

Traditional Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

DRAMA 047B

Musical Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

Minimum Major Units Required: 29

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

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60