A.A. in Theatre Arts

This degree is a fundamental exploration in the area of theatre arts, highlighting acting, technical theatre / design, theatre history and play analysis.

Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
    If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
  4. Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Required courses:
THEA 101Introduction to Theatre Arts3
THEA 120Introduction to Tech for Theatre, TV and Film3
THEA 201Stage Acting I - Beginning3
Select one (1) of the following play performance courses:
Rehearsal and Performance in Production3
Theatre Practicum/Special Projects I - Physical Life3
Theatre Practicum/Special Projects II - Storytelling3
Theatre for Young Audiences- Beginning3
Shakespeare in Production3
Select one (1) of the following play analysis courses:
The Art of the Theatre3
Stage and Screenwriting - Beginning3
Fundamentals of Stage Direction - Beginning3
Select one (1) of the following elective courses:
Introduction to Theatrical Scenery3
Introduction to Lighting for Theatre, Television and Film3.5
Stage Acting II - Intermediate3
Stage Acting III - Intermediate/Advanced3.5
Stage Acting IV - Advanced3.5
Camera Acting I - Beginning3.5
Camera Acting II - Intermediate3.5
Camera Acting III - Intermediate/Advanced3.5
Camera Acting IV - Advanced3.5
Stage and Project Management for Theatre, TV and Film3
Theatre Appreciation3
Introduction to Production Management3
Introduction to Production Management Practicum3
Advanced Production Management Practicum3
Acting Shakespeare3
Special Techniques in Acting - Beginning3
Total Units18-18.5

A.A. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Theatre Arts A.A. Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge in core theatre elements, including acting, technical theatre, and theatre history.
  2. Demonstrate acting techniques in a performance setting.
  3. Exhibit fundamental knowledge of play structure and analysis.
  4. Explore various options in theatre doctrine to enhance the student’s area of interest.