Theatre Design Associate in Science Degree

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The Theatre Design 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 25-26 units in the major, in addition to other degree requirements.

Required Theatre and Skills courses (18 units):
THEA 110 CStage Management for Theatre3
THEA 111 CIndustry Prep for Theatre3
THEA 140 CIntroduction to Theatre Design3
THEA 143 CStagecraft3
THEA 160 CComputer Drafting for Theatre3
ART 182 CBeginning Drawing3
Select 6 units from Design or Directing courses below (6 units): 6
Video and Projection Design for Theatre3
Sound Design for Theatre3
Lighting Design for Theatre3
Costume Design for Theatre3
Scenic Painting3
Stage Makeup3
Scenic Design for Theatre3
Prosthetic Makeup3
Directing for the Theatre3
Play Analysis
Diversity in American Theatre
Honors Diversity in Amer. Tht
Select from the following production classes according to emphasis (1-2 units):1-2
Stage Crew I - Running1-2
Production Techniques I0.5-3
Stage Crew II -Production Prep1-2
Stage Crew III Costume Makeup1-2
Stage Crew IV House Box Office1-2
Production Techniques II0.5-3
Total Units25-26

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Upon completion of the design degree students should be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge in the theatre design emphasis of their choosing. This includes lighting, scenery, projections, sound, costumes and makeup.

OUTCOME 2: Upon completion of this degree students should be able to demonstrate knowledge in current theatre design equipment/gear, and produce industry standard work.