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Theater Arts Associate of Arts Degree

Our primary AA degree provides professional theatrical training to prepare students to enter the entertainment field or transfer to a four-year institution. It is a rigorous two year program where students learn valuable skills in the major area of theater, with emphases in either acting, technical theater, costuming, or dance. The program is designed for the student who recognizes the social and occupational value of this training.     Click here for a AA Degree printable spreadsheet


Total for Major: 33-41 units
Electives: Any CSU transferable courses: 1-9 units
LACCD GE Pattern: 21 units                                                   

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED FOR AA DEGREE: 60 units

Note: 3 units of major courses may be doubled towards LACCD GE Area C Note: courses that appear in more than one elective category can only be used once  
                                                              

Required Core Courses: 12 unit minimum                         

THEATER 100     Introduction to Theater - 3 units                            
TECTHTR 323     Stage Management - 3 units                       
TECTHTR 350     Make-Up for Theater - 3 units
Choose of the these:
THEATER 260     Acting Fundamentals- 3 units
THEATER 270     Beginning Acting - 3 units                    

Choose one course from the following: 3 unit minimum                                
THEATER 110     History of World Theater I - 3 units                        
THEATER 112     History of World Theater II - 3 units                       
THEATER 114     Script Analysis - 3 units                   
THEATER 259    Arts in the Community - 3 units                  
DANCEST 457    Dance Perspectives & Appreciation - 3 units                        
DANCEST 458    Latin American Dance Studies - 3 units                   

Choose one course from the following: 2 unit minimum                                
THEATER 130     Playwriting - 3 units                         
THEATER 225     Beginning Direction - 3 units                        
DANCEST 452     Introduction to Choreography - 2 units                    

Choose one course from the following: 2 unit minimum                                
THEATER 205     Actor's Orientation to Professional Theater - 2 units                       
TECTHTR 305      Orientation to Technical Careers - 2 units                              


Elective Courses List A (Production): 2 unit minimum                                

THEATER 226     Director's Project Practicum - 2 units                     
THEATER 232     Play Production - 2 units                
THEATER 235     Play Production & Company Performance - 5 units                          
THEATER 251     Tour for Children - 2 units                             
THEATER 252     Children's Theater - 2 units                        
THEATER 256     Tour for Seniors - 2 units                
THEATER 257     Inter-Generational Theater - 2 units                         
THEATER 293     Rehearsals and Performances - 3 units                 
TECTHTR 348      Stage Management Practicum - 2 units                   
TECTHTR 701      Shakespeare Festival Workshop - 2 units                
DANCEST 820     Dance Staging and Methods - 4 units                       
DANCEST 822     Dance Rehearsals and Performances - 1 unit                     
DANCEST 823     Dance Rehearsals and Performances - 1 unit                    


Elective Courses List B (Technical): 2 unit minimum                                     

THEATER 235     Play Production & Company Performance - 5 units                            
TECTHTR 340      Technical Theater Practicum - 4 units                    
TECTHTR 342      Technical Stage Production - 2 units                         
TECTHTR 343      Scenery Practicum - 2 units                          
TECTHTR 344      Props Practicum - 2 units                              
TECTHTR 345      Costume Practicum - 2 units                        
TECTHTR 346      Lighting Practicum - 2 units                          
TECTHTR 347      Sound Practicum - 2 units                             
TECTHTR 348      Stage Management Practicum - 2 units                   
TECTHTR 349      House Management Practicum I - 2 units             
TECTHTR 351      Applied Make-Up Design - 2 units                           
TECTHTR 361      Applied Costume Design - 2 units                            
DANCEST 814     Dance Production I - 2 units                    


Elective Courses List C (Emphasis): Select ONE emphasis


Acting Emphasis: 10-11 unit minimum                                  
THEATER 272     Intermediate Applied Acting - 3 units                       
THEATER 240     Voice and Articulation for Theater - 3 units                           
THEATER 265     Movement fot the Actor - 2 units                             
Choose one course from the following:                                
THEATER 244     Voice and Articulation for Performance - 3 units                  
THEATER 246     Dialects for the Actor - 3 units                   
THEATER 273     Advanced Acting - 2 units                           
THEATER 278     Film and TV Acting - 3 units                          
THEATER 286     Stanislavsky: The Art of the Actor - 2 units                            

Technical Emphasis: 12 unit minimum                                   
TECTHTR 300     Stagecraft - 3 units                          
TECTHTR 311       Introdcution to Theatrical Lighting - 3 units                          
TECTHTR 315      Introdcution to Design for Theater - 3 units                          
Choose one course from the following:                                
TECTHTR 313      Scenic Art for Theater - 3 units                   
TECTHTR 330      Sound Design for Theater - 3 units                          
TECTHTR 370      Lighting Design for Theater - 3 units                         
TECTHTR 380      Scenic Design for Theater - 3 units                          
TECTHTR 382      Sketching and Rendering for Design - 3 units                        
TECTHTR 384      Computer Drafting for Theater - 3 units                  

Costume Emphasis: 12 unit minimum                                   
TECTHTR 360      Costume Design for Theater - 3 units                       
TECTHTR 364      Costume Sewing and Pattern Making - 3 units                      
TECTHTR 367      Costume and Fashion History - 3 units                     
Choose one course from the following:                                
TECTHTR 363      Costume Textile Design - 3 units                 
TECTHTR 365      Historical Costume Pattern Making - 3 units                         
TECTHTR 366      Fantasy Costume Pattern Making - 3 units                             

Dance Emphasis: 10 unit minimum                                        
DANCETQ 111    Ballet Techniques I - 1 unit                         
DANCETQ 112    Ballet Techniques II - 1 unit                     
DANCETQ 121    Jazz Dance Techniques I - 1 unit                
DANCETQ 122    Jazz Dance Techniques II - 1 unit                             
DANCETQ 141    Modern Dance Techniques I - 1 unit                       
DANCETQ 142    Modern Dance Techniques II - 1 unit                      
DANCETQ 535    Dance Team Techniques I - 2 units                           
Choose one course from the following:                                
DANCEST 826     Dance Performance Company - 1 unit                    
DANCETQ 171    Hip-Hop Techniques I - 1 unit                    
DANCETQ 211    Tap Dance Techniques I - 1 unit               
DANCETQ 321    Social Dance I - 1 unit                   
DANCETQ 411    Salsa Casino I - 1 unit                    
DANCETQ 570    Conditioning for Dance Team Techniq - 1 unit



Associate of Arts Degree in Theater Arts for Transfer (AA-T)  

The Associate of Arts in Theater Arts for Transfer is designed for students to complete the majority of their lower division general education requirements prior to transferring to a four-year institution. This transfer degree guarrantees students priority consideration for admission into a California State University campus. Students with this degree enter the CSU system at junior status, needing 60 additional semester units to earn a baccalaureate degree in a CSU program that has been deemed as similar.       
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Major: 18 unit minimum                                            
Electives: Any CSU transferable courses: 4-8 units                                           
IGETC or CSU GE Pattern: 39-42 units

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED FOR AA-T DEGREE: 60 units

May select from the following courses not already used in required core: 3 units max                                

Required Core Courses: 9 unit minimum

THEATER 100     Introduction to Theater - 3 units               
or                                        
THEATER 110     History of World Theater I - 3 units
                        
THEATER 260     Acting I - 3 units                
or                                        
THEATER 270     Beginning Acting - 3 units                             

May select from the following courses: 3 units min                                        
THEATER 293      Rehearsals and Performances - 3 units                   
TECTHTR 340      Technical Theater Practicum - 4 units                       
TECTHTR 342      Technical Stage Production - 2 units                         
TECTHTR 343      Scenery Practicum - 2 units                          
TECTHTR 344      Props Practicum - 2 units                              
TECTHTR 345      Costume Practicum - 2 units                        
TECTHTR 346      Lighting Practicum - 2 units                          
TECTHTR 347      Sound Practicum - 2 units                             
TECTHTR 348      Stage Management Practicum - 2 units                   
TECTHTR 349      House Management Practicum - 2 units                  

List A Courses: 9 unit minimum                                 
THEATER 114        Script Analysis - 3 units                 
THEATER 272       Intermediate Applied Acting - 3 units                      
TECTHTR 300      Stagecraft - 3 units                        
TECTHTR 315       Introduction to Design for Theater - 3 units                         
TECTHTR 350      Make-Up for Theater - 3 units                   
TECTHTR 360      Costume Design for Theater - 3 units                      
TECTHTR 370      Lighting Design for Theater - 3 units                         

May select from the following courses not already used in required core: 3 units min 
THEATER 293       Rehearsals and Performances - 3 units                  
TECTHTR 340      Technical Theater Practicum - 4 units                       
TECTHTR 342      Technical Stage Production - 2 units                         
TECTHTR 343      Scenery Practicum - 2 units                        
TECTHTR 344      Props Practicum - 2 units                            
TECTHTR 345      Costume Practicum - 2 units                        
TECTHTR 346      Lighting Practicum - 2 units                          
TECTHTR 347      Sound Practicum - 2 units                           
TECTHTR 348      Stage Management Practicum - 2 units                   
TECTHTR 349      House Management Practicum - 2 units                 

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