2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree will provide students with a broad introduction to making theatre. This degree is designed for students with an interest in pursuing theatre as a profession who have not yet decided where to specialize.  As such, students will receive a broad overview of the many aspects of theatre, including performance, design, theatre history, lighting, costumes, and stagecraft. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for transfer degree receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

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.

Graduation Requirements
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

  1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
  2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Complete 3 units in Technical Theatre in Production

Total Units for the Major: 18

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.


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