Theatre Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The Associate in Arts Degree in Theater Arts for Transfer, also called the Theater Arts AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Theater Arts. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students earning the Theater Arts AA-T Degree will be granted priority for admission as a Theater major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of "C" or better in all major coursework. This degree provides students with an understanding and an appreciation for the art of theater and includes courses in acting, technical theater, rehearsal and performance as well as an introduction to the theater and play analysis. Completion of this curriculum will provide preparation for future theater studies. The Theater Arts AA-T Degree program requires 9 required core courses. An additional 9-10 units are in restricted electives from the categories below as indicated.

Required Core Courses (9 units):9
Introduction to the Theatre3
Acting Workshop 13
Theatre Workshop
Beginning Musical Theatre Production
Beginning Principles of Acting3
List A: Select (9-10) units from the following:9-10
Modern Dramatic Literature3
Beginning Theatrical Lighting (formerly THEA 144 F)3
Beginning Theatrical Costuming and Design (formerly THEA 145 F)3
Stage Makeup (formerly THEA 147AF)3
Intermediate Principles of Acting3
Total Units18-19

Outcome 1: Construct, recognize, and apply criteria for judging the effectiveness and success of a theatrical production.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate the appropriate use of stage terminology.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate the ability to execute character based motivations, mannerisms, vocal and physical choices as directed.

Outcome 4:Demonstrate and employ a professional work ethic in both rehearsals and performances.

Outcome 5: Compare and contrast the job responsibilities of all theatrical personnel.