A.A. in Theatre Arts - Acting Emphasis

This degree is a fundamental exploration in the area of theatre arts focusing on performance styles and acting techniques.

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 202Stage Acting II - Intermediate 13
Select one (1) of the following play performance courses:
Rehearsal and Performance in Production3
Rehearsal and Performance II3
Theatre Practicum/Special Projects I - Physical Life3
Theatre Practicum/Special Projects II - Storytelling3
Select two (2) of the following acting techniques courses:
Voice and Movement for the Actor I - Beginning3
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
Acting Shakespeare3
Special Techniques in Acting - Beginning3
Select one (1) of the following specialty courses: 2
Fundamentals of Stage Direction - Beginning3
Theatre for Young Audiences- Beginning3
Shakespeare in Production3
Total Units21-22

A.A. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Theatre Arts Acting Emphasis 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 proficiency in acting styles and techniques.
  4. Exhibit knowledge in a specialized theatrical area, such as directing, Shakespeare, and theatre for young audiences.