The discipline of theatre arts includes theoretical and practical courses in all aspects of theatre, providing preparation in acting, directing, and technical theatre through productions. 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.
In addition, a solid foundation of fundamental skills learned through a variety of performance as well as technical theatre courses will help the student build confidence and emphasize the importance of responsibility, dedication, collaboration and commitment.
This degree provides lower division preparation for students planning to transfer into Theatre Arts programs. Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University system, though not to a particular campus or major, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.
The degree requires completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: (A) The intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements. (B) The major preparation courses outlines.
Students must obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a C or better in all courses required for the major. Students are not required to meet additional competency requirements beyond those listed above.
A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Theatre Arts A.A.-Transfer Degree will: 1. Demonstrate acting techniques in a performance setting. 2. Exhibit fundamental knowledge of play structure and analysis. 3. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge in core theatre elements, including Acting, Technical Theatre, and Theatre History.