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Theatre Arts

Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

The associate in arts in theatre arts for transfer degree is designed to provide students a clear transfer pathway to CSU campuses that offer bachelors degrees in theatre arts. This degree provides students with an understanding and an appreciation for the art of theatre and includes courses in acting, technical theatre, rehearsal and performance as well as an introduction to the theatre and play analysis. Completion of this curriculum will provide preparation for future theatre studies. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: 1. The completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). 2. A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. 3. Obtainment of a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 4. Minimum grade of C, or P grade, for each course in the major. [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required:Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.]

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Theatre Arts will:

  • exhibit the ability to analyze and articulate a critical response to theatrical events employing a basic understanding of world theatre history and Western theatre tradition.
  • be able to recognize and describe the key figures as well as the breadth of achievement in world theatre history.
  • be able to apply appropriate, positive techniques when asked to participate as a member of a performance ensemble.

Program Requirements

A major of 18 units is required for the degree.

Required core courses (9 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
DRMA 103 Introduction to Theatre 3.0
DRMA 110 History of World Theatre 1 3.0
DRMA 104 Acting I 3.0
DANC 182 Technical Production Lab 3.0

Selected units (9 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
DRMA 106 Acting II 3.0
DRMA 124 Stagecraft 3.0
DRMA 128 Stage Makeup 3.0

General Education

Complete one of the following:
a) CSU General Education Breadth - 39 units
b) Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units

Double counting:

Number of units that may be double counted for the major and CSU GE or IGETC - 3 - 6 units

Select additional CSU transferrable units as needed to achieve 60 units required for the degree.

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