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Theater Arts

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Theater Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T in Theater Arts) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Theater Arts or Drama. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units 2. The California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 3. A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 4. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. 5. Earn a grade of "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Required Core (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Select one:
THEA010
THEA010H

Introduction to Theater
Honors Introduction to Theater

3 units
3 units
THEA040AActing One3 units

Select (3 units maximum) (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
THEA070AMainstage Theater Production Workshop: American Representational 3 units
THEA070BMainstage Theater Production Workshop: Modern & Contemporary3 units
THEA070CMainstage Theater Production Workshop: Classical Greek and European3 units
THEA070DMainstage Theater Production Workshop: Musical and Children's Theater3 units
THEA020AStudio Theater Production Workshop: American Representational3 units
THEA020BStudio Theater Production Workshop: Modern/Contemporary3 units
THEA020CStudio Theater Production Workshop: Classical Greek & European3 units
THEA020DStudio Theater Workshop: Musical and Children's Theater3 units
Both THEA 021A and THEA 021B
THEA021A
THEA021B

Practical Theater (Scene & Stage) I
Practical Theater (Scene & Stage) II

1 unit
2 units

List A: Select three (9 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
THEA002AIntroduction to Theatrical Design3 units
Only one:
THEA011A
THEA011B
THEA011C

Script Analysis: Classical
Script Analysis: Modern Realism
Script Analysis: Contemporary/Absurdist

3 units
3 units
3 units
THEA018AIntroduction to Stage Lighting3 units
THEA040BActing Two3 units
THEA044AMakeup for Stage & Screen3 units
THEA045BStagecraft3 units
THEA047AFundamentals of Costume Design3 units
Select from the following REQUIRED CORE courses not already used (3 units maximum)
THEA070A
THEA070B
THEA070C
THEA070D
THEA020A
THEA020B
THEA020C
THEA020D

Both THEA 021A and THEA 021B
THEA021A
THEA021B

Mainstage Theater Production Workshop: American Representational
Mainstage Theater Production Workshop: Modern & Contemporary
Mainstage Theater Production Workshop: Classical Greek and European
Mainstage Theater Production Workshop: Musical and Children's Theater
Studio Theater Production Workshop: American Representational
Studio Theater Production Workshop: Modern/Contemporary
Studio Theater Production Workshop: Classical Greek & European
Studio Theater Workshop: Musical and Children's Theater


Practical Theater (Scene & Stage) I
Practical Theater (Scene & Stage) II

3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units


1 unit
2 units

Total Major Units: 18 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply theater terminology and language
  • Demonstrate collaboration and team-building skills; creatively solve problems; demonstrate communication skills; create and demonstrate informed and personal artistic choices.
  • Analyze theatrical literature
  • Identify production components
  • Distinguish theater styles and historical periods
  • Demonstrate collaboration and team-building skills
  • Creatively solve problems
  • Demonstrate communication skills
  • Demonstrate informed and personal artistic choices in coursework and productions
Last Updated 10/14/22