Theater Arts-Technical Theater: AA Degree


This degree provides a foundation in Theater Arts for students interested in pursuing an Associate's 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 course 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-110Acting I3
THEA-140Technical Theatre in Production3
or THEA-141 Stagecraft
THEA-174Culture and Gender in Theater
Required Electives: List A (3 units)
Complete 1 course from the following:3
Rehearsal and Performance: Non Musical
Rehearsal and Performance: Musical
Theater Production: Repertory
Dance Theater Production
Theater Production: Classical
Required Electives: List B (6 units)
Complete 2 courses from the following: 16
Introduction to Theater
Technical Theatre in Production
Introduction to Stage Costume
Theater Making
International Performance
Total Units18

Must complete 6 units of courses not already taken from required core courses.

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.