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Theatre Arts, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

Banner Code: 1_AAT_THEA

Control Number: 32081

Financial Aid Eligible


Students graduating with an Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Theatre Arts AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

Program Outcomes

  1. Understand and demonstrate the fundamental performance and technical production processes for the theatre arts.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and cultural dimensions of theatre, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers, develop a clear understanding of the interaction between script, actor, and audience and the areas of scenery, lighting, sound and costume.
  3. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C (or “P”) or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
  5. A minimum of 12 units in residence at OCC.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
THEA A101Introduction to History and Literature of the Theatre3
THEA A106Acting Fundamentals3
Select one of the following:3
Drama Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
Comedy Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
Musical Theatre Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
Technical Theatre Practicum
List A
Select three courses from above core courses not yet taken or of the following:9
Acting 2
Theatre Laboratory Level 1
Stage Scenery
Stage Lighting
Make-Up
Stage Costuming
Program Major Units18
CSU or IGETC for CSU37-39
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60

Program Sequence - CSU

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Select one of the following tracks:

Performance Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
THEA A101 Introduction to History and Literature of the Theatre 3
THEA A106 Acting Fundamentals 3
CSU GE AREA A2- CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA E- CHOOSE ONE 3
RESTRICTED SELECTION- CHOOSE ONE 3
Drama Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
or Comedy Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
or Musical Theatre Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
or Technical Theatre Practicum
 
 Units15
Semester 2
THEA A107 Acting 2 4 3
THEA A177 Make-Up 4 3
CSU GE AREA A1- CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA A3- CHOOSE ONE 3-4
CSU GE AREA B4- CHOOSE ONE 3-4
 Units15-17
Year 2
Semester 1
THEA A175
Stage Scenery 4
or Stage Lighting
3
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876 1
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
CSU GE AREA B1 (no lab)- CHOOSE ONE 2 3
CSU GE AREA D- CHOOSE ONE 3
ELECTIVES (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 3
 Units15
Semester 2
PSCI A180
American Government 1
or American Government Honors
3
CSU GE AREA B2 (with lab)- CHOOSE ONE 4
CSU GE AREA F- CHOOSE ONE 3
ELECTIVES (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 3 5
 Units15
 Total Units60-62

Technical Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
THEA A101 Introduction to History and Literature of the Theatre 3
THEA A129 Technical Theatre Practicum 3
THEA A176
Stage Lighting 4
or Make-Up
3
CSU GE AREA A2- CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA E- CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15
Semester 2
THEA A110
Theatre Laboratory Level 1 4
or Make-Up
or Stage Costuming
2-3
PSCI A180
American Government 1
or American Government Honors
3
CSU GE AREA A1- CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA A3- CHOOSE ONE 3-4
CSU GE AREA B4- CHOOSE ONE 3-4
 Units14-17
Year 2
Semester 1
THEA A106 Acting Fundamentals 3
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876 1
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
CSU GE AREA B1 (no lab)- CHOOSE ONE 2 3
CSU GE AREA D- CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA F- CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15
Semester 2
THEA A177
Make-Up 4
or Stage Costuming
3
CSU GE AREA B2 (with lab)- CHOOSE ONE 2 4
ELECTIVES (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 3 9
 Units16
 Total Units60-63

Program Sequence - IGETC

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Select one of the following tracks:

Performance Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
THEA A101 Introduction to History and Literature of the Theatre 3
THEA A106 Acting Fundamentals 3
IGETC GE AREA 1A- CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 4- CHOOSE ONE 3
RESTRICTED SELECTION- CHOOSE ONE 3
Drama Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
or Comedy Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
or Musical Theatre Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning
or Technical Theatre Practicum
 
 Units15
Semester 2
THEA A107 Acting 2 7 3
THEA A177 Make-Up 7 3
IGETC GE AREA 1B- CHOOSE ONE 3-4
IGETC GE AREA 1C- CHOOSE ONE or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 1 3
IGETC GE AREA 2- CHOOSE ONE 3-4
 Units15-17
Year 2
Semester 1
THEA A175
Stage Scenery 7
or Stage Lighting
3
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876 2
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 3
IGETC GE AREA 4- CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 5A (no lab)-CHOOSE ONE 3 3
 Units15
Semester 2
PSCI A180
American Government 4
or American Government Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 3A OR 3B- CHOOSE ONE 3
LOTE: Foreign Language or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 5 3-5
IGETC GE AREA 5B (with lab)- CHOOSE ONE 3 4
ELECTIVES (UC TRANSFERABLE) 6 2
 Units15-17
 Total Units60-64

Technical Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
THEA A101 Introduction to History and Literature of the Theatre 3
THEA A129 Technical Theatre Practicum 3
THEA A176
Stage Lighting 7
or Make-Up
3
IGETC GE AREA 1A- CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 4- CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15
Semester 2
THEA A110
Theatre Laboratory Level 1 7
or Make-Up
or Stage Costuming
2-3
PSCI A180
American Government 4
or American Government Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 1B- CHOOSE ONE 3-4
IGETC GE AREA 1C- CHOOSE ONE or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 1 3
IGETC GE AREA 2- CHOOSE ONE 3-4
 Units14-17
Year 2
Semester 1
THEA A106 Acting Fundamentals 3
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876 2
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 5A (no lab)- CHOOSE ONE 3 3
IGETC GE AREA 3A OR 3B- CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 4- CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15
Semester 2
THEA A177
Make-Up 7
or Stage Costuming
3
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 3
LOTE: Foreign Language or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 5 3-5
IGETC GE AREA 5B (with lab)- CHOOSE ONE 3 4
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 6 3
 Units16-18
 Total Units60-65