Theater Arts-Acting: AA Degree

This degree provides a foundation in Theater Arts for students interested in pursuing an associates degree or higher in Drama/Theater, with an acting or technical emphasis, or pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the required courses and work with a counselor to determine the appropriate pattern of general education courses based on the student’s individual educational goals.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze dramatic literature.
  2. Show a cultural and artistic appreciation of theater arts.
  3. Demonstrate basic theater performance and production skills.
Degree Requirements
Required Core Courses (12 units)
THEA-100Introduction to Theater3
or THEA-120 History of Theater
THEA-105Culture and Gender in Theater3
THEA-110Acting I3
THEA-140Technical Theatre in Production3
Required Electives: List A (3 units)
Complete 1 course from the following:3
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: List B (6 units)
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Acting II
Acting Shakespeare
Improvisation and Physical Theater
Theater Making
International Performance
Acting III
Acting for Fun and Profit
Acting IV
Total Units21

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.