Theatre Arts, A.A-T

An Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer Degree (A.A.-T or ADT) will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a CSU institution as a Theater Arts major. The courses in the A.A.-T in Theatre Arts provide students with an ability to solve quantitative problems and think critically regarding macro and micro Theater Arts ideas and issues they encounter and to demonstrate problem solving through the means of problem based activities.

AA.THA.OPTBAAT or AA.THA.OPTCAAT

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CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
THA-110 Fundamentals of Acting 3
THA-101 Introduction to Theater 3
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
COMM-104 Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument) 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
THA-102 Theater History 3
THA-201 Rehearsal and Performance 3
PSYC-104 Psychology of Gender 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
DAN-123A Beginning Jazz Dance 2
ENVS-102 Environmental Science Laboratory 1
THA-120 Stage Lighting 3
THA-111 Intermediate Acting 3
THA-122 Stage Makeup 3
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
Select one of the following: 3
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
Black History in the American Context  
THA-117
Stagecraft
or Costume Construction
3
DAN-127A Intermediate Jazz Dance (formerly DAN-127) 2
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
 Units14
 Total Units60

Language Requirement:  Some CSU's require the equivalency of an intermediate language proficiency for graduation. Please see a counselor for more detail regarding specific CSU major and graduation requirements. 

UC: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
THA-101 Introduction to Theater 3
ANTH-111 Physical Anthropology Lab 1
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
 Units14
Spring Semester 1
COMM-104 Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument) 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
THA-102 Theater History 3
THA-110 Fundamentals of Acting 3
THA-201 Rehearsal and Performance 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
THA-216 Musical Theater Production: Theater 3
THA-111 Intermediate Acting 3
THA-122 Stage Makeup 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
THA-136 Cultural History of American Motion Pictures 3
THA-155 Musical Theater History 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
THA-117 Stagecraft 3
 Units16
 Total Units60

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language I, FREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement.  

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Theater
Honors Introduction to Theater
Theater History
THA-110Fundamentals of Acting3
THA-201Rehearsal and Performance3
List A: Select three
Select three of the following:9
Intermediate Acting
Stagecraft
Stage Lighting
Costume Construction
Stage Makeup
Introduction to Scene Design (formerly Models and Rendering)
Total Units18
Course Title Credits
Units for Major 18
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 37-39
Possible double counting: 3-6 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.A.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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