Theater Arts: AA-T Degree

This degree option provides a comprehensive foundation in theater preparation for transfer to Baccalaureate programs for theater majors in the California State University system. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete lower division major preparation courses listed below and the appropriate general education pattern (CSU GE or IGETC). Additional NVC graduation requirements do not apply to this degree. Students must pass all courses in the area of emphasis with a minimum of "C" and maintain an overall minimum 2.0 GPA. Additionally, students pursuing this degree option must work with a counselor and faculty advisor to ensure appropriate elective course selections for their intended area of emphasis, e.g. Theater Arts.

Career Opportunities

This degree is non-vocational and is specifically geared for transfer to the CSU system.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze dramatic literature.
  2. Show a cultural and artistic appreciation of dramatic art.
  3. Demonstrate basic performance and production skills.
  4. Produce a piece of dramatic art for peer, professional and academic review.
Degree Requirements
Required Core Courses (9 units)
THEA-100Introduction to Theater3
or THEA-120 History of Theater
THEA-110Acting I3
Complete up to three units of the following:3
Technical Theatre in Production
Theater Production: Contemporary
Theater Production: Young Audiences
Musical Theater Production: Repertory
Theater Production: Repertory
Dance Theater Production
Theater Production: Classical
Musical Theater Production: Young Audiences
Musical Theater Production: Broadway
Musical Theater Production: Contemporary
Required Electives (9 units)
Complete an additional 3 courses (not already completed from required courses) from the following for a total of 9 units:9
Technical Theatre in Production
Stagecraft
Introduction to Stage Costume
Theater Production: Contemporary
Theater Production: Young Audiences
Musical Theater Production: Repertory
Theater Production: Repertory
Dance Theater Production
Theater Production: Classical
Musical Theater Production: Young Audiences
Musical Theater Production: Broadway
Musical Theater Production: Contemporary
Total Units18

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.