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. The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in the field of theatre arts including those topics and issues related to global, national, and local aspects of the field of study. Student have a variety of courses in the fundamentals of theatre including the areas dramatic criticism, theory, performance, technical stage, and preparation in all aspects of theatre arts production. The Theatre Arts AA-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (40 units) or IGETC (37-39 units) requirements. All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
The Theatre Arts Department at Glendale Community College is unlike any other. With our community resources in Southern California and access to nearby Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles theatre and film communities, many of our students work in the entertainment industry and take classes and participate in productions at GCC in order to build their resume and add to their performance experiences. The department is performance oriented and the activities of all the classes are focused on a program of two to three productions per year, plus several student showcases. The activities of the department are designed to give our students the maximum experience and training in the least amount of time and yet allow students to shape their own program based upon their personal goals in performance. The department has an unusually close relationship with the Music and Dance Departments on campus and produces one interdepartmental musical every other year. Come and join us!