Theatre Arts, Associate in Arts for Transfer

This program is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in Theatre Arts. Upon completion of the Theatre Arts for Transfer Associate in Arts Degree, students will demonstrate the skills, knowledge and training necessary for entry-level career placement and/or advanced degree transfer in theatre arts. Students complete a rigorous, disciplined curriculum in acting, theatre history, and theatre production specifically designed to prepare the student for advanced study in theatre arts. The program seeks to unlock the student's intuitive potential in theatre arts, while providing a powerful, yet flexible set 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 individual and ensemble acting exercises including: scene study, voice and movement, audition techniques.
  2. Students will demonstrate the skills required to perform at a "proficient level" in stagecraft techniques and practices including scenic, lighting, costume and sound design and production.
  3. Students will demonstrate the skills required to perform at the "proficient level" in public theatre presentation.
  4. Students will demonstrate the skills required to perform stage crew duties at the "proficient level" in public theatre presentation.
  5. Students will demonstrate a proficient knowledge of theatre history.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • 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 7 units

DRAMA 016A

History of Theatre: Primitive to 1800

3

DRAMA 019A

Technical Theatre I

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 - Complete 3 units selected from:

DRAMA 025A

Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 025B

Theatre Production: Crew

1 - 3

DRAMA 044A

Traditional Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 044B

Traditional Theatre Production: Crew

1 - 3

DRAMA 047A

Musical Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 047B

Musical Theatre Production: Crew

1 - 3

Area C - Complete 6 units selected from:

DRAMA 001B

Actor's Studio II

4

DRAMA 015

Make-Up for the Theatre

3

DRAMA 019B

Technical Theatre II

4

DRAMA 022

Stage Lighting

3

DRAMA 023

Stage Costume

3

DRAMA 025A

Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 025B

Theatre Production: Crew

1 - 3

DRAMA 044A

Traditional Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 044B

Traditional Theatre Production: Crew

1 - 3

DRAMA 047A

Musical Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 047B

Musical Theatre Production: Crew

1 - 3

Minimum Major Units Required: 19

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

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60