2016-2017 College Catalog 
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts, A.A.T.

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The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree will provide the student a broad introduction to making theatre. This degree is designed for the student with an interest in pursuing theatre as a profession who has not yet decided where to specialize. As such the student 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.

Please refer to Graduation Requirements  for more information on transfer degree requirements

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: (9 - 10 units)

Select 3-4 units Rehearsal and Performance Production; courses may be repeated:

Select a maximum of 3 units in Technical Theatre in Production

List A: Select three courses (9 units)

Total Units for the Major: 18-19

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

• A maximum of three units may be taken in Rehearsal and Performance Production (TA 15 , TA 16 , TA 17 , TA 18 , TA 113 ) OR Technical Theatre in Production (ETT 142 ) to be counted toward List A requirements. Courses taken to fulfill core requirements may not be taken again to meet List A requirements.

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