Associate in Arts Degree in Theater Arts for Transfer

Required courses | Semester at a Glance

Associate in Arts Degree in Theater Arts

Required courses | Semester at a Glance


Associate in Arts Degree in Theater Arts for Transfer

The Theater Arts Department provides student opportunities to study the art and craft of Theater. Students who enroll in the Associate in Arts in Theater Arts for transfer degree prepare for transfer education and/or careers related to theatrical history and literature, performance, design/technology, and management. Theater Arts Majors are introduced to theatrical history and literature, scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and make-up design and technology, acting, directing, and management through coursework and production opportunities. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are acquired through production assignments. Students are encouraged to develop academic and artistic skills enabling them to be successful in further study or employment. Students will be prepared for a baccalaureate degree in Theater Arts.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the historical context of theater and drama, including its relationship to contemporary society and culture.
  • Have a practical, working knowledge of how to produce a play on stage, including all related performance, script, design, and technical aspects.
  • Have the ability to critically evaluate what they and others have created.
  • Develop necessary skills to be proficient in an area of theatre (performance, technical, directing, or theatre management) with the ability to identify, analyze and resolve specific problems pertaining to that area.
  • Have experience with individual and collaborative processes needed to produce and understand theatre.

This is the major pattern for students planning to transfer to a CSU. It is strongly recommended that students contact a GWC counselor to develop an official Student Educational Plan to discuss non-CSU universities, or if they have questions about the CSU AA in Theater Arts for CSU Transfer.

Required courses

Core:
Theater Arts G100/Humanities G132 – Introduction to the Theater – 3 units
or
Theater Arts G111 – Theater History and Literature – Classical to 1800 – 3 units
and
Theater Arts G106 – Acting 1 – 3 units

Rehearsal and Performance or Technical Theater Practicum (max 3 units)
Theater Arts G115 – Theater Practicum 1 – Performance – 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G125 – Play Performance 1 – 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G135 – Classical Play Performance 1 – 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G210 – Musical Theater Performance 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G170 – Theater Production and Stage Crew – 1 – 2 units

List A: 9 units
Theater Arts G107 – Acting 2 – 3 units
Theater Arts G175 – Stage Scenery – 3 units
Theater Arts G176 – Stage Lighting – 3 units
Theater Arts G177 – Make-Up – 3 units
Theater Arts G178 – Introduction to Stage Costume – 3 units

(If not used in Core – max 3 units)
Theater Arts G115 – Theater Practicum 1 – Performance – 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G125 – Play Performance 1 – 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G135 – Classical Play Performance 1 – 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G210 – Musical Theater Performance 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G170 – Theater Production and Stage Crew – 1 – 2 units

Total units: 18


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Theater Arts for Transfer

Semester 1
Theater G100/Hum G132 (Core) – Introduction to the Theater – 3 units
or
Theater G111 (Core) – Theater History and Literature – Classical to 1800 (Fall) – 3 units
and
Theater G106 (Core) – Acting 1 – 3 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Theater elective select 9 units from: (List A)
Theater G107 – Acting 2 – 3 units
Theater G175 – Stage Scenery (Fall) – 3 units
Theater G176 – Stage Lighting (Spring) – 3 units
Theater G177 – Make-up (Fall) – 3 units
Theater G178 – Intro to Stage Costume (Spring) – 3 units

and 3 units from:
Theater G115, G125, G135, G170, G210 – Prod/Performance – 1 – 2 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
Theater G111 (Core) – Theater History and Literature – Classical to 1800 (Fall) – 3 units

or

Theater elective (List A):
Theater G107 – Acting 2 – 3 units
Theater G175  – Stage Scenery (Fall) – 3 units
Theater G176 – Stage Lighting (Spring) – 3 units
Theater G177 – Make-up (Fall) – 3 units

Theater G178 – Intro to Stage Costume (Spring) – 3 units
and
Theater G115, G125, G135, G170, G210 – Prod/Performance – 1 – 2 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 4
Theater elective (List A):
Theater G107 – Acting 2 – 3 units
Theater G175 – Stage Scenery (Fall) – 3 units
Theater G176 – Stage Lighting (Spring) – 3 units
Theater G177 – Make-up (Fall) – 3 units

Theater G178 – Intro to Stage Costume (Spring) – 3 units
and
Theater G115, G125, G135,G170, G210 – Prod/Performance – 1 – 2 units

General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18-19 units
CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 37-39 units
Total units that may be double-counted: 6 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units): 8-11 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (max): 60 units

( ) Description in parentheses indicates credit earned in AAT.


Associate in Arts Degree in Theater Arts

The Theater Arts Major provides student opportunities to study the art and craft of theater. Careers for the Theater Arts major include actor, director, producer, dramaturge, designer, technician and craftsperson, stage manager, arts manager, choreographer, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, art consultant, communications, public relations and marketing, and teaching in secondary and postsecondary education. Students learn and acquire skills in the historical, theoretical, and pragmatic elements of Theater Arts.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the historical context of theater and drama, including its relationship to contemporary society and culture.
  • Have a practical, working knowledge of how to produce a play on stage, including all related performance, script, design, and technical aspects.
  • Have the ability to critically evaluate what they and others have created.
  • Develop necessary skills to be proficient in an area of theatre (performance, technical, directing, or theatre management) with the ability to identify, analyze and resolve specific problems pertaining to that area.
  • Have experience with individual and collaborative processes needed to produce and understand theatre.
Required courses

Theater Arts G100 – Introduction to the Theater – 3 units
or
Humanities G132 – Introduction to the Theater – 3 units
or
Theater Arts G111 – Theater History and Literature – Classical to 1800 – 3 units
or
Theater Arts G112 – Theater History and Literature – 1800 to Modern – 3 units
and
Theater Arts G106 – Acting 1 – 3 units

Choose a minimum of 3 units from the following:
Theater Arts G115 – Theater Practicum 1 – Performance – 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G125 – Play Performance 1 – 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G135 – Classical Play Performance 1 – 1 – 2 units
Theater Arts G210 – Musical Theater Performance 1 – 2 units

Choose 9 units from the following:
Theater Arts G175 – Stage Scenery – 3 units
Theater Arts G176 – Stage Lighting – 3 units
Theater Arts G177 – Make-Up – 3 units
Theater Arts G178 – Introduction to Stage Costume – 3 units

Total Units 18


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Theater Arts

Semester 1
Theater G100 – Introduction to the Theater – 3 units
or
Theater G111 – History/Literature to the 1800’s (Fall) – 3 units
or
Theater G112 – History/Literature 1800 to Modern (Fall) – 3 units
and
Theater G175 – Stage Scenery (Fall) – 3 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Theater G106 – Acting 1 – 3 units
and
Theater G176 – Stage Lighting (Spring) – 3 units
or
Theater G115, G125, G135, G170, G210 Prod/Performance – 1 – 2 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Theater G177 – Make-up (Fall) – 3 units
or
Theater elective

Theater G102 – History and Appreciation of the Cinema – 3 units
Theater G107 – Acting 2 – 3 units
Theater G108 – History and Appreciation of the Musical Theater – 3 units
Theater G110 – Acting for the Camera – 3 units
Theater G146 – Broadway and Opera Singing – 3 units
Theater G160 – Introduction to Stage Direction – 3 units

Theater G161 – Stage Management – 3 units
and
Theater G115, G125, G135, G170, G210 Prod/Performance – 1 – 2 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 4
Theater G178 – Intro to Stage Costume (Spring) – 3 unit
and
Theater elective

Theater G102 – History and Appreciation of the Cinema – 3 units
Theater G107 – Acting 2 – 3 units
Theater G108 – History and Appreciation of the Musical Theater – 3 units
Theater G110 – Acting for the Camera – 3 units
Theater G146 – Broadway and Opera Singing – 3 units
Theater G160 – Introduction to Stage Direction – 3 units
Theater G161 – Stage Management – 3 units

Theater G188 – Stage Movement 1 (Spring) – 3 units
or
Theater G115, G125, G135, G170, G210 Prod/Performance – 1 – 2 units

General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units
GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units