2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College 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.

REQUIRED CORE COURSES: (9 Units)

Course ID Title Units
TA 20  or Theatre Appreciation 3
TA 25   Theatre History - Primitive to Renaissance 3
TA 1   Fundamentals of Acting 3
Complete 3 Units in Rehearsal and Performance Production
TA 15  * Rehearsal and Performance - Drama 3
TA 16  * Rehearsal and Performance - Comedy 3
TA 17  * Rehearsal and Performance - Mixed Genres 3
TA 19  * Rehearsal and Performance – Musical Theatre 3
TA 113  * Rehearsal and Performance – Children’s Theatre 3
  OR    
Complete 3 units in Technical Theatre in Production  
ETT 24   Stage Management 3
     
LIST A: Select three courses (9 units)  
TA 2  * Scene Study I 3
ETT 101  * Fundamentals of Design and Graphics for Theatre 3
ETT 41  * Lighting Design Fundamentals 3
ETT 42   Costume Design 3
TA 43   Stage Make-Up 3
ETT 40   Stagecraft 3
TA 15  *• Rehearsal and Performance - Drama 3
TA 16  *• Rehearsal and Performance - Comedy 3
TA 17  *• Rehearsal and Performance - Mixed Genres 3
TA 19  *• Rehearsal and Performance – Musical Theatre 3
TA 113  *• Rehearsal and Performance – Children’s Theatre 3
ETT 24  • Stage Management 3

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR:


18

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

•A maximum of three units may be taken from TA 15, 16, 17, 19, 113, and ETT 24 to be counted toward List A requirements. Course taken to fulfill core requirement for Rehearsal and Performance Production or Technical Theatre in Production may not be taken again to meet List A requirements.

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