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Theater Arts, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Banner code: 2_AAT_THEA
Financial aid: Eligible 

The Theater Arts Department provides student opportunities to study the art and craft of Theater. Students who enroll in the Associate in Arts in Theater Arts for transfer degree prepare for transfer education and/or careers related to theatrical history and literature, performance, design/technology, and management. Theater Arts Majors are introduced to theatrical history and literature, scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and make-up design and technology, acting, directing, and management through coursework and production opportunities. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are acquired through production assignments. Students are encouraged to develop academic and artistic skills enabling them to be successful in further study or employment. Students will be prepared for a baccalaureate degree in Theater Arts at a CSU.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the historical context of theater and drama, including its relationship to contemporary society and culture.
  2. Produce a play on stage, including all related performance, script, design, and technical aspects.
  3. Critically evaluate what they and others have created.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in an area of theater (performance, technical, directing, or theatre management) with the ability to identify, analyze and resolve specific problems pertaining to that area.
  5. Understand the individual and collaborative processes required to produce live theatrical productions.

Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements

Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
  • Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Required Core
THEA G100Introduction to the Theater3
or THEA G111 Theater History and Literature - Classical to 1800
THEA G106Acting - Fundamentals3
Rehearsal and Performance or Technical Theater Practicum
Select a maximum of three units of the following:3
THEA G115Theater Practicum 1 - Performance1,2
THEA G125Play Performance 11,2
THEA G135Classical Play Performance 11,2
THEA G210Musical Theater Performance 12
THEA G170Theater Production and Stage Crew1,2
List A
Select nine units of the following:9
THEA G107Acting 23
THEA G175Stage Scenery3
THEA G176Stage Lighting3
THEA G177Make-Up3
THEA G178Introduction to Stage Costume3
A maximum of three units of the following if not used in Core can apply to List A:1-2
THEA G115Theater Practicum 1 - Performance1,2
THEA G125Play Performance 11,2
THEA G135Classical Play Performance 11,2
THEA G210Musical Theater Performance 12
THEA G170Theater Production and Stage Crew1,2
Major Total19-20
GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)37-39
Total units that may be double-counted0-6
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 13-8
Total Units60