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 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. 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 successfully perform stagecraft procedures and techniques.
  2. Students will successfully perform production stage crew duties for live theatrical productions.
  3. Students will demonstrate a knowledge of theatre history.
  4. Students will demonstrate skills required in performance techniques.

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 15 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

DRAMA 040A

Technical Theatre Portfolio I

1

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 015

Make-Up for the Theatre

3

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 - Production - Complete 6 units 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 029C

Repertory Workshop: Crew III

1-2

DRAMA 029D

Repertory Workshop: Crew IV

1-2

DRAMA 040B

Technical Theatre Portfolio II

1

DRAMA 040C

Technical Theatre Portfolio III

1

DRAMA 040D

Technical Theatre Portfolio IV

1

DRAMA 044B

Traditional Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

DRAMA 047B

Musical Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

Minimum Major Units Required: 30

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

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60