Theatre Arts Production Associate in Science Degree

Division: Fine Arts


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

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.

Required Theater courses (9 units):9
Beginning Drawing3
Introduction to the Theater3
Play Analysis
Stage Management for Theatre3
Required Design courses (8-9 units):8-9
Introduction to Theater Design3
Video and Projection Design for Theatre3
Theater Sound and Recording
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
Required Theater courses (2-3 units):2-3
Recommended for all Theater students:
World Theater History I3
Diversity in American Theater3
Honors Diversity in American Theater
Playwriting (formerly Stage and Screenwriting)3
Industry Prep for Theatre3
Directing for the Theater3
Recommended for Production and Design:
Stage Crew III Costume/Makeup1-2
Stage Crew IV House-Box Office1-2
Directing for the Theater3
Experimental Theater2
Prosthetic Makeup3
Total Units22-24