Theatre Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Theatre Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Program Code: 2A31648

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

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

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.

Required Courses
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

THEA 130 F, THEA 131 F, THEA 178 F are variable unit courses (1-3 units), however THEA 130 F or THEA 131 F or THEA 178 F must be taken for 3 units to satisfy requirements for this THEA AA-T degree.

DISCLAIMER: Data on this page was extracted from the official college catalog on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 9:09am and is subject to change. Any student interested in matriculating through the certificate program should cross reference the data found on this page against the official catalog at and/or meet with a campus counselor.