The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer
Degree is intended for students who plan to
complete a bachelor’s degree in Theatre or a
related major in the California State University
(CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all
CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree
and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be
required to complete no more than 60 units after
transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be
appropriate preparation for students transferring
to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.
Students who plan to complete this degree should
consult a counselor for additional information about
participating CSU campuses as well as university
admission, degree and transfer requirements.
General Education: In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the following general education options:
It is strongly recommended that students consult
with a counselor to determine which general
education option is most appropriate for their
individual educational goals.
Electives as needed to meet maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units required for the degree.
- The IGETC pattern (page 106) is accepted by all CSU campuses and most UC campuses and majors. It is also accepted by some private/independent or out of state universities.
- The CSU GE pattern (page 113) is accepted by all CSU campuses and some private/independent or out of state universities. It is not accepted by the UC system.
|COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR||UNITS|
|DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts* or|
|DRAM 136 History of Canonized Theatre - Ancient|
Greece to the Restoration *
|DRAM 132 Beginning Acting||3|
|DRAM 242A Rehearsal and Performance I|| 3|
Select three courses from the following for 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 133 Intermediate Acting||3|
|DRAM 142 Drawing for the Theatre: Costume|
|DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming|| 3|
| Total Units|| 18|
*Course also fulfills general education requirements for the CSU GE or IGETC pattern.
In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the following general education options:
The IGETC pattern (page 106) is accepted by
all CSU campuses and most UC campuses and
majors. It is also accepted by some private/
independent or out of state universities.
The CSU GE pattern (page 113) is accepted by all
CSU campuses and some private/independent or
out of state universities. It is not accepted by the
Electives as needed to meet maximum of 60
CSU-transferable units required for the degree.
STUDENT Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the program, the student will be
- Effectively practice the theatre arts through involvement in the creation and presentation of public performances in theatre.
- Develop a structural approach to interpretation of language in dramatic text.
- Explain and practice basic production processes such as acting, scenic, costume, and makeup design, and technical operation related to production.
- Identify the historical and cultural dimension of theatre, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers.
- Acquire inter-cultural and multi-cultural understanding, as well as perception of the universal and timeless human conflicts presented in dramatic works.
- Augment the discipline, cooperation, accountability, and perseverance necessary for positive self-identification and success in life.
It is recommended that students intending to transfer to San Diego State University (SDSU) in Theatre Arts-Emphasis in Youth Theatre, or into this major at other CSUs should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org
for guidance on appropriate coursework.
Careers related to this field typically require education beyond the associate degree level and some may require a graduate degree.
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.