Theater Arts-Technical Theater: 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 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-105Culture and Gender in Theater3
THEA-110Acting I3
THEA-140Technical Theatre in Production3
or THEA-141 Stagecraft
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: 16
Introduction to Theater
Technical Theatre in Production
Stagecraft
Introduction to Stage Costume
Technical Theater in Production: Lighting and Sound
Technical Theater in Performance: Production Management
Theater Making
International Performance
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.