The Theatre Arts (Drama) Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare students to acquire basic theatrical knowledge and academic skills to either transfer to a four-year academic institution or lead to employment in the specific areas of theater production as well as related areas in television, film, theme parks, education, and management. Related career opportunities include but are not limited to actor, director, costumer, makeup designer, playwright, drama coach, set designer, scenic artist, sound designer, lighting designer, stage hand, technician, wardrobe, stage manager, production manager, and educator. The Theatre Arts Drama AA Degree program requires 19-25.5 units of which 15-16.5 units are in required courses. An additional 4-9 units must be chosen from the various restricted electives. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: Analyze and appraise the study and the making of theatre. Outcome 2: Relate well with others as supportive team players and effective leaders. Outcome 3: Determine and evaluate personal and career goals. Outcome 4: Distinguish and relate effective time management, budget management, and production management skills. Outcome 5: Examine and maintain a balance between creativity and critical judgment. Outcome 6: Illustrate the confidence and skills to "do it right the first time." Outcome 7: Compile and interpret a work ethic that exemplifies "know who you are and do it on purpose." Outcome 8: Measure and perform in a "learn by doing" environment.
Required courses: (select units from the following):
Concurrent enrollment in one of the following courses is required for THEA 180 F:
Required production courses::
Required technical theatre courses::
Concurrent enrollment in one of the following courses is required for THEA 146 F, THEA 160 F, THEA 170 F, THEA 171 F, THEA 172 F:
Performance courses recommended for actors::
Technical theatre courses recommended for theatre technicians::
Recommended for all theatre arts students::
DISCLAIMER: Data on this page was extracted from the official college catalog on 09/17/2016 and is subject to change. Any student interested in matriculating through the certificate program should cross reference the data found on this page against the official catalog and/or meet with a campus counselor.