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The Theater Arts Department provides student opportunities to study the art and craft of theater. Students who enroll in the Associate in Arts in TheaterArts 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.

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Arts & Letters Division

Dr. Kay Nguyen, Dean

For more information contact:
Laurie Camody

Division Coordinator

New Theater Arts Program: Scenic Lighting & Projection Design Tech begins fall 2016
The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in Theater Arts will transfer to the following California State Universities:

CSU Bakersfield
CSU Channel Islands
CSU Chino
CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU East Bay
CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton
CSU Humbolt
CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles
CSU Northridge
CSU Pomona
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernadino
CSU San Diego
CSU San Francisco
CSU San Jose
CSU San Luis Obispo
CSU San Marcos
CSU Sonoma
CSU Stanislaus

The list of CSU campuses for this major was provided by the California State University’s A Degree with a Guarantee website:

Most of the courses in this program also transfer to the University of California (UC) System and Private Universities. Please see your GWC Counselor early in your studies to choose the transfer option that is right for you.

Job Titles Related to this Major

  • Actor (Stage, Film, Television)
  • Agent
  • Attorney
  • Business Manager
  • Casting Director
  • Costume Designer
  • Consultant
  • Dialect Coach
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Higher Education Professional
  • Lighting Designer
  • Life Coach
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Model
  • Performing Artist
  • Producer
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Puppeteer
  • Researcher
  • Set Designer
  • Singer
  • Sound Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Talent Agent
  • Teacher
  • Technical Director
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Writer / Playwright

Faculty name links to bio.


Tom Amen

Martie Ramm Engle

Tim Mueller


Rory Cowan

Michon Gruber

Amanda Martin