2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Performance and Acting Associate in Arts


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The curriculum in the Theatre Arts, Performing/Acting Associate Degree program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. A baccalaureate degree or higher is recommended for those considering professional career related to this field. An Associate Degree would demonstrate commitment to the major for those transferring to other institutes of higher learning and may support attempts to gain employment in the field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to

  • Recognize standard practices of ensemble playing in a rehearsal/performance environment
  • Compare and analyze the theories and techniques of acting from a historical perspective
  • Analyze texts and scripts as they pertain to performance
  • Demonstrate skill for technical aspects of acting, including physical, vocal, imaginative, analytical and emotional elements
  • Compare and contrast theatrical periods and styles in terms of acting, directing, playwriting, and technical elements
  • Apply imagination and character analysis to identify and describe the personality and motivations of a given character
  • Apply technical processes, including lighting, set, costume, and/or stage make-up design, as they pertain to a given dramatic script

Required Courses:


Total Units for the Major: 26.5-28


Rehearsal and Performance:


  • ETT 142 THEATRE PRODUCTION .5 or 1 Unit
  • TA 15 REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE: DRAMA 1 Unit
  • TA 16 REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE: COMEDY 1 Unit
  • TA 17 REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE: MIXED GENRES 1 Unit
  • TA 18 REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE:DANCE 1 Unit
  • TA 19 REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE: MUSICAL THEATRE 1 Unit

Restricted Electives:


Associate in Arts Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: TA 12 , TA 20 , TA 22 , TA 30, TA 32, TA 108 , TA 110 , TA 113 , 130.

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