2019-2020 Catalog 
    Oct 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Performance and Acting Associate of Arts

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The Theatre Arts Performance and Acting Associate of Arts Degree program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to obtain professional training and achieve an Associate Degree in Theatre Arts. With this degree, a student can transfer to an institution of higher learning which offers a BA or BFA in Drama Studies, Theatre Arts, Theatre Education and other related Liberal Arts degrees. Students should consult the transfer institutions for concentration specific requirements. A Baccalaureate Degree in Theatre Arts or higher is recommended for those considering a professional career in Performance and Acting. An Associate of Arts degree would demonstrate commitment to the major for those transferring to other institutes of higher learning and may support attempts to gain employment in performance, acting, or voice over work.

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

Group 3: Theatre Electives (select one course)

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see
course description.
 If ETT 142 is selected, the student will need to take it twice to reach 2 units.

Associate of 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 of 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.


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