Theatre Arts Performance Associate in Arts Degree

Division: Visual and Performing Arts

Financial Aide Eligible

The Theatre Arts Performance Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare the student with a fundamental understanding and acquisition of knowledge in the theatre arts discipline with an emphasis on acting and performance. To earn an Associate Degree students must complete: (1) all major course requirements with a grade of C or better; (2) Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements; (3) Social Justice, Equity and Sustainability and reading requirements; (4) any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and, (5) have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. This degree requires a total of 22-24 units, in addition to other degree requirements.

Required Theater Courses are listed in suggested sequence (6 units):
THEA 100 CIntroduction to the Theatre3
THEA 102 CWorld Theatre History3
or THEA 107 C Diversity in American Theatre
or THEA 107HC Honors Diversity in Amer. Tht
or THEA 101 C Play Analysis
Technique Courses - Select from the following according to emphasis (11-12 units):11-12
Acting I3
Musical Theatre Techniques I
Dynamic Movement for the Stage2
Voice and Diction
Acting II3
Musical Theatre Techniques II
Acting III3
Musical Theatre Techniques III
Design Courses - Select from the following (3 units):3
Introduction to Theatre Design3
Lighting Design for Theatre3
Costume Design for Theatre3
Stage Makeup3
Theater Courses - Select from the following categories according to emphasis (2-3 units):2-3
Recommended for all theatre arts students:
Diversity in American Theatre3
Honors Diversity in Amer. Tht
World Theatre History3
Directing for the Theatre3
Playwriting (formerly Stage and Screenwriting)3
Recommended for all Acting students according to emphasis:
Dynamic Movement for the Stage2
Acting for the Camera2
Voice and Diction3
Acting IV3
Musical Theatre Techniques IV3
Recommended for Performance students:
Acting Workshop2-3
Musical Theatre Performance I2-3
Rehearsal Performance I2-3
Musical Theatre Performance II2-3
Rehearsal Performance II2-3
Summer Musical Theater Workshop I1-2
Summer Musical Theater Workshop II1-2
Stage Crew I - Running1-2
Stage Crew II -Production Prep1-2
Stage Crew III Costume Makeup1-2
Stage Crew IV House Box Office1-2
Musical Thea Performance III2-3
Musical Theatre Performance IV2-3
Rehearsal Performance III2-3
Experimental Theatre2
Summer Theater Workshop I1-2
Summer Theater Workshop II1-2
Rehearsal Performance IV2-3
Total Units22-24

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Upon completion students will have comprehensive understanding of story, analysis, and performative obligations. Students will have demonstrated and embodied character, presence, instinct, action, objective, and obstacle.

OUTCOME 2: Upon completion students will obtain the knowledge necessary to understand the broad theatrical landscape, preparing them for entry into the industry.