Associate in Science Degree Theater Arts Production

Division: Fine Arts


The Associate in Science Degree Theater Arts Production program is designed to prepare the student with a fundamental understanding and acquisition of knowledge in the theater arts discipline with an emphasis on production through set design, construction and costuming with attention to stagecraft, function, and esthetics.

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. cultural diversity 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.

Required Theater coures from the following (9 units):
THEA 100 CIntroduction to the Theater3
THEA 101 CPlay Analysis3
or THEA 102 C World Theater History I
or THEA 107 C Diversity in American Theater
or THEA 107HC Honors Diversity in American Theater
THEA 120 CActing I3
Required Design courses from the following (8-9 units):8-9
Introduction to Theater Design3
Theater Sound and Recording2
Lighting Design Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Costume Design
Scene Painting
Stage Makeup
Required Production courses from the following (3 units):3
Stage Crew I - Running1-2
Stage Crew II Production Preparation1-2
Stage Crew III Costume/Makeup1-2
Stage Crew IV House-Box Office
Stage Crew IV House-Box Office1-2
Select 2-3 units from the following Theater courses according to emphasis:2-3
Recommended for all Theater students:
World Theater History I3
Diversity in American Theater3
Honors Diversity in American Theater
Stage and Screenwriting3
Recommended for Production and Design:
Acting Workshop2-3
Musical Theater Performance I2-3
Rehearsal Performance I2-3
Stage Crew III Costume/Makeup1-2
Stage Crew IV House-Box Office1-2
Directing for the Theater3
Experimental Theater2
Prosthetic Makeup3
Total Units22-24