Theater Arts, AA-T
The Associate in Arts in Theater Arts for Transfer develops confidence, improves communication skills and provides experiences to work in a collaborative endeavor. In each course, students learn to perfect the skills needed for the discipline of theater while learning to work cooperatively with others in theater-related disciplines. The program emphasizes self-reliance and creative problem solving along with personal artistic development. To earn an Associate in Arts in Theater, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. The degree allows students the flexibility to pursue a particular area of interest; however, any student who completes the AA-T in Theater Arts will be prepared to pursue an emphasis in acting, technical theater, design, playwriting or general theater. The degree has been designed to assist students who wish to obtain a baccalaureate in Theater. The degree is intended to help the student make an uninterrupted transition to a C.S.U. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all major requirements to receive an Associate in Arts in Theater for Transfer degree and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an Associate in Arts in Theater for Transfer degree will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|THTR 9||Introduction to Theater Arts||3|
|or THTR 10||History of Theater Arts|
|THTR 11||Principles of Acting I||3|
|THTR 15||Play Rehearsal and Performance - Acting||3|
|Choose three courses from the following:||9-9.5|
|Principles of Acting II|
|Play Rehearsal and Performance - Acting|
|Technical Theater Practicum|
|Total Units for Major||18-18.5|
|CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 1||39-42|
Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Use script analysis and performance techniques to create a character in a live theater performance.
- Analyze and critique the various aspects of a theater production (acting, directing and design) without making value judgments.
- Perform various tasks associated with the creation and implementation of the technical elements (lights, sound, lighting, costumes, and makeup) of a live theater production.
- Understand the interactions of the various theater disciplines and be able to usefully participate in the collaborative environment of theater.
- Analyze and critique elements of the production in their historical and cultural context.
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