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Degrees & Certificates

Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts major is designed to provide academic knowledge and practical technical training in all aspects of theatre arts at the entry level. The curriculum provides the essential lower division courses necessary for transfer to similar programs at four-year institutions, as well as assisting students towards employment in the professional and community theatre.

Career Opportunities

  • Actor/Actress
  • Actor's Agent
  • Casting Director
  • Costume Designer*
  • Director*
  • Display Designer*
  • Light Technician
  • Producer*
  • Production Stage Manager*
  • Sound Engineer
  • Special Effects Specialist*
  • Theatre Manager

*Bachelors Degree or higher required.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

Note: All courses in the major must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Subject Title Units
Theatre Arts 100 Fundamentals of Theatre Production 3
Theatre Arts 120 History of the Theatre 3
Theatre Arts 121 History of the Theatre 3
Theatre Arts 130 Beginning Acting 3
Theatre Arts 134 A or B Fundamentals of Costume
Design and Construction
3
OR
Theatre Arts 155 Stagecrafts (3)
Theatre Arts 136 Theatre Makeup 2
Theatre Arts 143 Historic Costume for the Theatre 3
OR
Theatre Arts 144 20th Century Fashion and Costumes (3)
  TOTAL 20

Select ONE (1) of the following courses:

Theatre Arts 102A or B or C or D  
Theatre Production Practicum: Costumes 2
Theatre Arts 103A or B or C or D  
Theatre Production Practicum: Sets 2
Theatre Arts 104A or B or C or D  
Theatre Production Practicum: Lighting/Sound 2
Theatre Arts 111A or B or C or D  
Rehearsal and Performance: Acting 2
Theatre Arts 112A or B or C or D  
Rehearsal and Performance: Stage Management 2
Theatre Arts 113A or B or C or D  
Rehearsal and Performance: Production Crew 2
Total 12

Note: Plus one area of emphasis selected from the following...

Area of Emphasis Acting

Note: All courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Subject & Number Title Units
Theatre Arts 115 Voice and Movement for the Stage
Theatre Arts 131 Intermediate Acting 3
Theatre Arts 207 or 208 Techniques of Directing 3
Theatre Arts 230 Advanced Acting I 3
  Total 12
  Total Required 34

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

Recommended Electives:

Subject & Number Title Units
Theatre Arts 111 A or B or C or D Rehearsal Performance Acting 2

Area of Emphasis Technical

Note: All courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Subject & Number Title Units
Theatre Arts 134 A or B Fundamentals of Costume Design and Construction 3
OR
Theatre Arts 156 Fundamentals of Scenic Design (3)
Theatre Arts 137 Theatre Makeup II 2
OR    
Theatre Arts 157 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting and Sound Design (3)
Theatre Arts 254 A or B Advanced Design 3
  Total 8-9
  Total Required 30-31

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above under Theatre Arts core curriculum plus one of the areas of emphasis qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Theatre Arts, Acting or Theatre Arts, Technical. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.
Note: All courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Technical Training Program

The Theatre Arts Technical Training Program is designed to provide technical theatre skills and practical technical theatre training in all aspects of Technical Theatre. The curriculum prepares students for entry-level technical employment in the professional and community theatre.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

Note: All courses in the major must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Subject & Number Title Units
Theatre Arts 100 Fundamentals of Theatre Production 3
Theatre Arts 134 A or B Fundamentals of Costume Design and Construction 3
Theatre Arts 136 Theatre Makeup 2
Theatre Arts 155 Stagecrafts 3
Theatre Arts 156 Fundamentals of Scenic Design 3
Theatre Arts 157 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting and Sound 3
Theatre Arts 238 A or B or C Theatre Arts Technical Internship Seminar 1
Theatre Arts 241 Theatre Arts Technical Internship 1
OR
Theatre Arts 242 Theatre Arts Technical Internship (2)
OR
Theatre Arts 243 Theatre Arts Technical Internship (3)
  Total Required 19-21

Select FIVE (5) courses from the following:

Theatre Arts 102A or B or C or D  
Theatre Production Practicum: Costumes 2
Theatre Arts 103A or B or C or D  
Theatre Production Practicum: Sets 2
Theatre Arts 104A or B or C or D  
Theatre Production Practicum: Lighting/Sound 2
Total 10
Total Required 29-32

 Certificate of Achievement

Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above under Theatre Arts Technical Training Program qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.
Note: All courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Musical Theatre

The primary focus of the Musical Theatre Program is to provide technical and practical musical theatre training in all aspects of Musical Theatre and to assist students in completing lower division requirements in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate level institutions. Secondarily the curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in professional and community theatre as they pursue their degree objectives.

Career Opportunities

  • Actor/Actress*
  • Dancer+
  • Director of Audience Development*
  • Musician+
  • Performers*
  • Production Assistant*
  • Song Writers+
  • Sound Technician*
  • Theatrical Agent*

*Bachelor's Degree or higher required.

+Bachelor's Degree normally recommended.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

Note: All courses in the major must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Subject & Number Title Units
Dance 080A or B or C or D Modern I or II or III or IV 1.5
Dance 081A Tap I 1.5
Dance 084A or B or C or D Jazz I or II or III or IV 1.5
Dance 088A or B or C or D Ballet I or II or III or IV 1.5
Dance 205 or 206 Modern Dance Improvisation and Choreography I or II 2
Dance/Theatre 233A
or B or C or D
Musical Theatre Dance 1.5
Music 105 or 106 Music Theory and Practice I or II 4
Music 132 or 133 Class Piano I or II 3
Music 170 Class Voice 2
Music 171 Class Voice 2
Theatre 110 Introduction to the Theatre 3
Theatre 122A or B or C or D Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Acting 1
Theatre 123A or B or C or D Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Construction 1
Theatre 124A or B or C or D Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Production Crew 1
Theatre 130 Beginning Acting 3
Theatre 131 Intermediate Acting 3
Theatre 234 A or B Fundamentals of Musical Theatre - Performance (3)
OR
Music 234 A or B Fundamentals of Musical Theatre - Performance 3
Theatre 235 A or B Fundamentals of Musical Theatre - Scene and Song (3)
OR
Music 235 A or B Fundamentals of Musical Theatre - Scene and Song (3)
  Total 38.5

Select TWO (2) of the following courses:

Theatre 102 A or B or C or D  
Theatre Production Practicum: Costumes 2
Theatre 103 A or B or C or D  
Theatre Production Practicum: Sets 2
Theatre 104 A or B or C or D  
Theatre Production Practicum: Lighting/Sound 2
Theatre 111 A or B or C or D  
Rehearsal and Performance: Acting 2
Theatre 112 A or B or C or D  
Rehearsal and Performance: Stage Management 2
Theatre 113 A or B or C or D  
Rehearsal and Performance: Production Crew 2
Total 4
Total Required 42.5

Plus General Education and elective Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above under Musical Theatre core curriculum qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement. An official request must be filled with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.
Note: All courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.

 

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