The associate degree in Theatre requires completion of the courses listed for the degree. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT: TECHNICAL THEATRE

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR UNITS
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft 3
DRAM 124 Makeup for the Stage 3
DRAM 126 Advanced Stagecraft 3
DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming 3
DRAM 129A Beginning Scene Painting 3
DRAM 129B Intermediate Scene Painting 3
  Total = 18 


ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE: THEATRE

The theatre program offers transfer courses in preparation for university theatre majors as well as fundamental skills in acting and play production useful for employment or for participation in theatre productions.

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR   UNITS
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts   3
DRAM 107 Study of Filmed Plays   3
DRAM 124 Makeup for  the Stage   3
DRAM 132 Beginning Acting   3
DRAM 133 Intermediate Acting   3
DRAM 134 Beginning Voice for Actors   3
DRAM 165 Introduction to Stage Movement   3
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft   3
      or    
DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming   3
Select three units from the following:
DRAM 103 Acting for Non-majors   3
DRAM 108 Playwriting   3
DRAM 109 Theatre and Social Issues   3
DRAM 111 Chicana/o Theatre   3
 DRAM 119 Acting for Film/Television   3
    Total = 27

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE: MUSICAL THEATRE

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR   UNITS
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts   3
DRAM 107 Study of Filmed Plays   3
DRAM 132 Beginning Acting   3
DRAM 133 Intermediate Acting   3
DRAM 134 Beginning Voice for Actors   3
DRAM 165 Introduction to Stage Movement   3
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft   3
      or    
DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming   3
MUSI 137 Singing Plus   2
DANC 110A Ballet I   1-1.5
DANC 115A Tap I   1-1.5
DANC 135A Jazz Dance   1-1.5
    Total = 26 - 27.5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university and earn a bachelor's degree in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer/Career Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. Transfer students may also earn an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis. This degree may be individually tailored to each student's specific transfer requirements in order to provide the most efficient path to transfer. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Programs section of the catalog.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN THEATRE ARTS FOR TRANSFER DEGREE

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR UNITS
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts  3
     or  
DRAM 136 History of Canonized Theatre -- Ancient Greece to the Restoration 3
DRAM 132 Beginning Acting 3
DRAM 242A Rehearsal and Performance I 3
Select three units from the following (nine units): (It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.)  
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft 3
DRAM 124 Makeup for the Stage 3
DRAM 133 Intermediate Acting 3
DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming 3
  Total = 18 

COMMON UNIVERSITY MAJORS RELATED TO THE FIELD OF DRAMA INCLUDE:

Drama, Liberal Studies, Theater, Theater and Performance Studies, Theatre Arts, Visual and Performing Arts.