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An associate degree provides students with an introduction to their chosen area of study. Available in a variety of subjects, this program typically takes two years to complete and is offered at universities and community colleges all over the world. What is an associate degree in theatre studies? This program is designed for students interested in theatre and drama. Each program will differ in it… Read more

An associate degree provides students with an introduction to their chosen area of study. Available in a variety of subjects, this program typically takes two years to complete and is offered at universities and community colleges all over the world.

What is an associate degree in theatre studies? This program is designed for students interested in theatre and drama. Each program will differ in its focus, but typical topics will include the history of theatre, stage production basics, theatre technology, basics of acting and how theatre fits into the modern world. Students may also be introduced to different subject areas such as classical, modernism and postdramatic theatre. Learning methods may consist of both classroom lecture as well as stage practice.

Students who pursue this program benefit in that they develop performance skills and technical proficiencies that can help them gain employment in the entertainment industry. The program is also advantageous for those who may think that a career in theatre is of interest but are not completely sure they want to pursue it.

Students who want to pursue a theatre studies degree should research different schools and find out what the tuition and fees would be to attend. Many factors influence total cost, so it is a good idea to ask about these fees before applying for a program.

With an education in theatre studies, there are a variety of careers that graduates may choose to pursue depending on what they are interested in doing. Actors may find careers in film, professional theatre, church drama ministry or television. Some may choose to teach theatre at the primary, secondary or collegiate levels. Others may choose theatre-related careers in sales, public relations, marketing or technology. Typical job titles include producer, director, publicist, stage manager, studio technician and box office manager.

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Glendale Community College
Glendale , USA

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically int ... +

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in theatre arts at a California State University. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
American College Dublin
County Dublin , Ireland

The AFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based on the development of skil ... +

The AFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based on the development of skills and competencies in the central areas of musical theatre performance: acting and voice, dance and singing. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
San Mateo , USA

We offer a holistic approach to the study of theatre -our students develop skills in all aspects of production, including acting, directing, design, set construction, lighting ... +

We offer a holistic approach to the study of theatre -our students develop skills in all aspects of production, including acting, directing, design, set construction, lighting, sound, playwriting, and dramaturgy. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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Citrus College
Los Angeles , USA

The degree program allows for a course of study that expands and increases creativity. It is a meaningful journey of personal discovery and self-expansion. It connects the stu ... +

The degree program allows for a course of study that expands and increases creativity. It is a meaningful journey of personal discovery and self-expansion. It connects the study of script analysis to creating complex characters or theatrical designs. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
 
Patrick Henry Community College
Martinsville , USA

The curriculum is designed for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree program in the performing arts area.

The curriculum is designed for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree program in the performing arts area. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa , USA

The Tulsa Community College Theatre program strives to set the standard of excellence for two-year training programs. The theatre program prepares students for transfer to fou ... +

The Tulsa Community College Theatre program strives to set the standard of excellence for two-year training programs. The theatre program prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions as a theatre major or to pursue other fields, such as education, business management, or communications, among others, with the kind of experience only a theatre program can provide. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
 
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Chandler , USA

If you are a creative thinker and like to communicate ideas through visual art, design, dance, music, or theatre, the Visual and Performing Arts Field of Interest may be the r ... +

If you are a creative thinker and like to communicate ideas through visual art, design, dance, music, or theatre, the Visual and Performing Arts Field of Interest may be the right choice for you. -
Associate Degree
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Lamar State College Port Arthur
Port Arthur , USA

The Drama curriculum is designed for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree with a major in theater or a pre-professional degree in law. The degree plan provides a ... +

The Drama curriculum is designed for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree with a major in theater or a pre-professional degree in law. The degree plan provides a Core Curriculum that will transfer to any state-supported college or university in Texas. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
American River College
Sacramento , USA

The Department of Theatre and Film at American River College offers a wide range of classes in all theatre areas, along with an expanding Film Studies program. We also maintai ... +

The Department of Theatre and Film at American River College offers a wide range of classes in all theatre areas, along with an expanding Film Studies program. We also maintain a busy production schedule in various performance spaces in our recently modernized and expanded facility. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Northeast Community College
Norfolk , USA

Theatre at Northeast Community College is an exciting participation activity. In addition to theatre classes, through a cooperative agreement with the Norfolk Community Theate ... +

Theatre at Northeast Community College is an exciting participation activity. In addition to theatre classes, through a cooperative agreement with the Norfolk Community Theater and the production of an all-college play, students participate in a wide variety of experiences in theater production. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Capital Community College
Granby , USA

The Theatre Arts Associate in Arts Degree will prepare graduates for entry-level employment in various aspects of theatre production, such as stage and production management, ... +

The Theatre Arts Associate in Arts Degree will prepare graduates for entry-level employment in various aspects of theatre production, such as stage and production management, stagecraft (i.e., technical aspects of theatre such as lighting, sound, set, costume), as well as performance. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington , USA

Cape Fear Community College’s Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre program allows students to direct the focus of their own theatre education by giving them the choice to study e ... +

Cape Fear Community College’s Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre program allows students to direct the focus of their own theatre education by giving them the choice to study either performance or technical theater. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
 
Metropolitan Community College
Kansas City , USA

An education in speech and drama not only includes some of the most exciting courses at a college campus, but also opens up an amazing number of career doors.

An education in speech and drama not only includes some of the most exciting courses at a college campus, but also opens up an amazing number of career doors. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
 
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids , USA

Raise the curtain on your acting career in Kirkwood’s Theatre interest area. With opportunities to study acting, technical theatre, theatrical design, and play analysis, you c ... +

Raise the curtain on your acting career in Kirkwood’s Theatre interest area. With opportunities to study acting, technical theatre, theatrical design, and play analysis, you can fully explore theatre discipline firsthand alongside award-winning faculty and local professionals within the theatre field. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem , USA

The curriculum is designed to parallel the courses and experiences found in the first two years of a B.A. Theatre degree while providing the student's opportunities to explore ... +

The curriculum is designed to parallel the courses and experiences found in the first two years of a B.A. Theatre degree while providing the student's opportunities to explore the various concentrations available in theatre arts. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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