Theatre Arts - Acting, Associate in Arts

The Theatre Arts - Acting Associate in Arts Degree provides a rigorous, disciplined and integrated curriculum designed to meet the vocational demands of the theatre profession. Developed for the career-oriented theatre student, the curriculum seeks to release the intuitive potential for performance and production in each individual. With this foundation, past Delta Drama alumni have successfully transferred in to the UC and CSU systems to complete their baccalaureate degree, and are working professionally as actors, directors, technical artists, designers and teachers. Additionally, the program contributes to the over all development of management skills, creative problem solving and effective communication necessary for any career path

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 the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 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 16 units

DRAMA 019A

Technical Theatre I

4

DRAMA 031

Introduction to Acting

3

DRAMA 032

Voice and Speech for the Actor

2

DRAMA 033

Movement for the Actor

2

DRAMA 035

Classical and Shakespearean Acting

3

DRAMA 041

The Business of Acting: Audition Techniques and Career Development

2

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 6 units selected from:

DANCE 012A

Jazz Dance I

2

DRAMA 006A

Improvisational Theatre I

3

DRAMA 034

Styles of Acting

3

DRAMA 038

Acting for the Camera

3

DRA<A 039

Principles of Directing

3

MUSIC 020A

Voice for Musical Theatre I

1

MUSIC 020B

Voice for Musical Theatre II

1

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

DRAMA 015

Make-Up for the Theatre

3

DRAMA 019B

Technical Theatre II

4

DRAMA 020

Scenic Painting

3

DRAMA 021

Stage Sound

3

DRAMA 022

Stage Lighting

3

DRAMA 023

Stage Costume

3

DRAMA 024

Scenic Construction

3

Area C - Complete 3 units selected from:

DRAMA 016A

History of Theatre: Primitive to the 18th Century

3

DRAMA 016B

History of Theatre: 18th Century to Present

3

Area D - Complete 4 units selected from:

DRAMA 025A

Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 027A

Repertory Workshop: Acting I

2

DRAMA 027B

Repertory Workshop: Acting II

2

DRAMA 027C

Repertory Workshop: Acting III

2

DRAMA 027D

Repertory Workshop: Acting IV

2

DRAMA 044A

Traditional Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 047A

Musical Theatre Production: Acting

3

Area D - Complete 2 units selected from:

DRAMA 025B

Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

DRAMA 029A

Repertory Workshop: Crew I

1-2

DRAMA 029B

Repertory Workshop: Crew II

1-2

DRAMA 044B

Traditional Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

DRAMA 047B

Musical Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

Minimum Major Units Required: 34

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

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60