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Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer

Required Core Courses (9 units)


THEAR 10 Introduction to Theatre 3 units
THEAR 40A Beginning Acting 3 units
THEAR 70 Mainstage Production Workshop 3 units
  OR 3 units
THEAR 21C Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 3 units
Total Major Units 18 units
GE Units (CSU GE or IGETC) 37-39 units
Total Degree Units 60 units

List A: Select three (9 units)

THEAR 41A Intermediate Acting 3 units
THEAR 2A Introduction to Theatrical Design 3 units
THEAR 18A Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 units
THEAR 47A Fundamentals of Costume Design 3 units
THEAR 44A Makeup for Stage & Screen 3 units
THEAR 11A Survey of Drama: Classical 3 units
THEAR 11B Survey of Drama: Modern Realism 3 units
THEAR 11C Survey of Drama: Contemporary/ Absurdist 3 units
THEAR 45B Stagecraft 3 units
THEAR 70 Mainstage Production Workshop 3 units
THEAR 21C Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 3 units

Associate in Arts Degree - Acting Emphasis

Required Core Courses: 21 units

THEAR 2A Introduction to Theatrical Design 3 units
THEAR 7A Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 10 Theatre Appreciation 3 units
THEAR 35A Voice Production/Articulation 3 units
THEAR 40A Beginning Acting 3 units
THEAR 40B Beginning Acting 3 units
THEAR 41A Intermediate Acting 3 units

List A: Select 3 units

THEAR 18A Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 units
THEAR 47A Fundamentals of Costume Design 3 units

List B: Select 1 unit

THEAR 21A Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 1 unit
THEAR 22A Rehearsal and Performance 1 unit

List C: Select 3 units

THEAR 1 Intro to Media Arts 3 units
THEAR 6A Writing for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 7B Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 15 Film Appreciation 3 units
THEAR 20 Studio Theatre Workshop 3 units
THEAR 21B Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 2 units
THEAR 21C Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 3 units
THEAR 22B Rehearsal and Performance 2 units
THEAR 22C Rehearsal and Performance 3 units
THEAR 26A Improvisation 2 units
THEAR 26B Improvisation 2 units
THEAR 27 Special Subjects for the Actor 3 units
THEAR 30 Playwriting 3 units
THEAR 33A Stage Movement 2 units
THEAR 41B Intermediate Acting 3 units
THEAR 44A Makeup for Stage & Screen 3 units
THEAR 70 Mainstage Production Workshop 3 units
MUSIC 32A Beginning Voice: Classical Music 1 unit
MUSIC 32B Beginning Voice: Folk Music 1 unit
PE 3.01 Afro-Jazz Dance 1 unit
PE 3.02 Ballet - Beginning 1 unit
PE 3.12 Jazz Dance - Beginning 1 1 unit
PE 3.15 Modern Dance - Beginning 1 1 unit
PE 3.23 Tap Dance - Beginning 1 1 unit
PE 7.07 Fencing - Beginning 1 unit
PE 11.01 Yoga for Health 1 unit

Other Recommended Courses


Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

Associate in Arts Degree - Costume/Makeup Emphasis

Required Core Courses: 19 units

THEAR 2A Technical Production 3 units
THEAR 10 Theatre Appreciation 3 units
THEAR 18A Stage Lighting 3 units
THEAR 22A Rehearsal and Performance 1 unit
THEAR 40A Beginning Stage Acting 3 units
THEAR 44A Makeup: Stage/Screen 3 units
THEAR 47A Costumes: Stage/Screen 3 units

Elective Courses: 6 units

THEAR 6A Writing for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 7A Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 7B Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 7C Advanced Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 20 Studio Performance 3 units
THEAR 21A Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 1 unit
THEAR 21B Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 2 units
THEAR 21C Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 3 units
THEAR 30 Playwriting 3 units
THEAR 40B Stage Acting 3 units
THEAR 44B Makeup: Stage/Screen 3 units
THEAR 47B Costumes: Stage/Screen 3 units
THEAR 70 Mainstage Production Workshop 3 units
FD 32 History of Fashion 3 units
FD 40B Fashion Sketching 3 units
FD 60 Professional Patternmaking I 3 units

Other recommended courses

Associate in Arts Degree - Film Studies Emphasis

Required Core Courses: 19 units

THEAR 1 Introduction to Media Arts 3 units
THEAR 5A Introduction to Filmmaking 3 units
THEAR 6A Writing for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 7A Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 10 Introduction to Theatre 3 units
THEAR 15 Film Appreciation 3 units
THEAR 21A Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 1 unit
  OR  
THEAR 22A Rehearsal and Performance 1 unit

Elective Courses: List A (3 units)

THEAR 14A Survey of Film 3 units
THEAR 14B Survey of Film 3 units
THEAR 19A Movie Magic: Contemporary Special Effects 3 units

Elective Courses: List B (3 units)

THEAR 2A Introduction to Theatrical Design 3 units
THEAR 4 Editing the Narrative Film 3 units
THEAR 5B Introduction to Filmmaking 3 units
THEAR 6B Writing for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 7B Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 7C Advanced Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 8A Television Production 3 units
THEAR 8B Television Production 3 units
THEAR 18A Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 units
THEAR 20 Studio Theatre Workshop 3 units
THEAR 21B Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 2 units
THEAR 21C Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 3 units
THEAR 22B Rehearsal and Performance 2 units
THEAR 22C Rehearsal and Performance 3 units
THEAR 30 Playwriting 3 units
THEAR 40A Beginning Acting 3 units
THEAR 47A Fundamentals of Costume Design 3 units
ART 4 Art Appreciation 3 units
ART 55 Introduction to Computer Arts 3 units
ENGL 41 Literature and Film 3 units
FRNCH 60A The French Movie 3 units
  Total Major Units 25 units

Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

Associate in Arts Degree - Stage Technology Emphasis

Required Core Courses: 18 units

THEAR 2A Introduction to Theatrical Design 3 units
THEAR 10 Introduction to Theatre 3 units
THEAR 18A Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 units
THEAR 040A Beginning Acting 3 units
THEAR 45B Stagecraft 3 units
THEAR 47A Fundamentals of Costume Design 3 units

Elective Courses: List A (3 units)

THEAR 21A Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 1 unit
  AND  
THEAR 21B Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 2 units
  OR ONLY  
THEAR 21C Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 3 units

Electives Courses: List B (6 units)

THEAR 6A Writing for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 7A Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 8A Studio Performance 3 units
THEAR20 Studio Theatre Workshop 3 units
THEAR 22A Rehearsal and Performance 1 unit
THEAR 22B Rehearsal and Performance 2 units
THEAR 22C Rehearsal and Performance 3 units
THEAR 30 Playwriting 3 units
THEAR 40B Beginning Acting 3 units
THEAR 47B Costumes: Stage/Screen 3 units
THEAR 70 Mainstage Production Workshop 3 units

Other Recommended Courses

Associate in Arts Degree - Video/Film Production Emphasis

Required Core Courses: 25 units

THEAR 1 Intro to Media Arts 3 units
THEAR 4 Editing the Narrative Film 3 units
THEAR 5A Intro to Film Making 3 units
THEAR 6A Writing for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 7A Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 8A Television Production 3 units
THEAR 10 Introduction to Theatre 3 units
THEAR 15 Film Appreciation 3 units
THEAR 21A Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 1 unit
  OR  
THEAR 22A Rehearsal and Performance 1 unit

List A: 3 units

THEAR 4 Editing the Narrative Film 3 units
THEAR 5B Intro to Film Making 3 units
THEAR 6B Writing for Film and Television 3 units

List B: 3 units

THEAR 3A Confidence/Self Esteem Building 3 units
THEAR 3B Confidence/Self Esteem Building 3 units
THEAR 7B Acting for Film and Television 3 units
THEAR 8B Television Production 3 units
THEAR 14A Survey of Film 3 units
THEAR 14B Survey of Film 3 units
THEAR 018A Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 units
THEAR 19A Movie Magic: Contemporary Special Effects 3 units
THEAR 21B Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 2 units
THEAR 21C Rehearsal and Performance (Technical) 3 units
THEAR 22B Rehearsal and Performance 2 units
THEAR 22C Rehearsal and Performance 3 units
THEAR 30 Playwriting 3 units
THEAR 40A Beginning Acting 2 units
THEAR 44A Makeup for Stage & Screen 3 units
ART 4 Art Appreciation 3 units
ART 55 Introduction to Computer Arts 3 units
ART 57A Animation I 3 units
DM/IS 57A Computer Animation 3 units
ENGL 41 Literature and Film 3 units
FRNCH 60A The French Movie 1 unit
  Total Major Units 31 units

Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

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