The Theatre Arts transfer degree is designed to facilitate successful transfer to baccalaureate theatre or drama degree programs. This degree provides students with lower division breadth and depth in the field of theatre arts. Additionally, this degree exposes students to the core principles and practices in the field. Students will learn the basics of acting, the basics of theatre technology and production, and where theatre fits in to both the historical and modern world of entertainment.
People with advanced degrees in Theatre have a broad range of employment opportunities including, but not limited to, acting, design and technology for the theatre, publicity and public relations, teaching, theatre technician, stage management, and box office management. Some of these careers may need additional degrees beyond the Associate level.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- critique and evaluate the role of the theatre arts and their relationship to other parts of society.
- evaluate the historical, artistic, social, and philosophical environments in which theatre exists.
- analyze and critique dramatic literature and performance.
- formulate alternative solutions to theatrical production situations.
- employ audition and performance skills in community, educational, and/or professional theatres.
- develop skills to work as a theatre technician in community, educational, and/or professional theatres.
- demonstrate the ability to work effectively as an ensemble member of a theatre company.
- demonstrate skills that will allow the student to thrive in a baccalaureate level theatre program.
Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law):
(1) Completion of a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.