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|
|Introduction to Theater Arts|
or THTR 10
|History of Theater Arts|
|Principles of Acting I|
|Play Rehearsal and Performance - Acting|
or THTR 13
|Play Rehearsal and Performance - Technical|
|Choose 9 units from the following or any course not already selected from the core courses:||9|
|Principles of Acting II|
|Play Rehearsal and Performance - Acting|
|Introduction to Script Analysis for the Theater|
|Introduction to Theater Design|
|Total Units for Major||18|
|CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 1||39-42|
Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.
Explore Your Future in Theater Arts for Transfer
The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AA-T in Theater Arts Transfer Degree as recommended by Theater Faculty members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.
If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A, and/or have not completed Math 71, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree.
|THTR 9||Introduction to Theater Arts||3|
|THTR 15||Play Rehearsal and Performance - Acting (Eligibility for THTR 15 is contingent upon being cast in a play)||1-3|
|ENGL 1A||Freshman Composition||4|
|MATH 110||Elementary Statistics||3|
|HIST 1||History of the United States||3|
|THTR 11||Principles of Acting I||3|
|ENGL 1C||Critical Thinking and Writing||4|
|A General Education course from Area B Physical Sciences is recommended here 1||3|
|SPCH 1A||Public Speaking||4|
|THTR 10||History of Theater Arts 2||3|
|THTR 15||Play Rehearsal and Performance - Acting||1-3|
|LIT 10||Survey of Shakespeare||3|
|SPCH 26||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|A Theater Elective course is recommended here *|
|PSYC 1A||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|THTR 19||Theatrical Costuming||3|
|THTR 15||Play Rehearsal and Performance - Acting (Recommended Elective) 2||1-3|
|POLI 1||Introduction to American Government and Politics||3|
|A General Education from Area B Physical Sciences is recommended here 1||3|
The AA-T in Theater Arts Degree is designed for transfer to a California State University (CSU). Find the Area course listings here: CSU GE Course Listings
Not required for completion of the AA-T degree, but highly recommended for success by the Theater Program.
THTR 60 is a recommended Theater elective
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.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.