2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, AA [THTRE-AA, 60 Total Credits]

The Associate of Arts in Theatre offers generalized study in all aspects of theatre for students who wish to pursue a career in theatre or transfer to a four-year degree program in theatre. Courses of study include play structure and analysis, acting, voice and movement, directing, stage combat, technical production, design, stagecraft, lighting, and costume technology.


Click the link to view the different maps for degree completion and transfer: Academic Maps: AA Theatre   


  1. Analyze plays and performance through script analysis, collaborative discussion, and practical application.
  2. Assess the impact of acting, directing, scenery, lighting, and costumes on a theatrical production.
  3. Model roles and responsibilities of the production process in the areas of acting, scenery, costumes, lighting, design, and production.
  4. Identify theatre vocabulary through reading, research, and practical application.
  5. Prepare for transfer into a four-year degree program in performance and design/technology.

General Education Requirements (32 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits

Literature (3 Credits)

Recommended: ENG 231  or ENG 232 .

Natural Science (7 Credits)

Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Special Program Requirements (28 Credits)

Elective Requirement (4 Credits)

  • any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 or ANTH 110L)
  • or any ART prefix course
  • or  
  • or  any ECON prefix course
  • or  any PSY prefix course
  • or  any THTR prefix course (not used to fulfill another area of the degree)
  • or  any SOC prefix course
  • or  
  • or  World Languages 111 or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI).