The associate degree in Theater 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 PERFORMANCE: TECHNICAL THEATER*

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 or  
DRAM 129B Intermediate Scene Painting 3
  Total = 15 

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student's transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE: VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS THEATER

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

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR UNITS
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts 3
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft 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
Select three units from the following
DRAM 107 Study of Filmed Plays 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
DRAM 129A Beginning Scene Painting 3
DRAM 129B Intermediate Scene Painting 3
  Total = 23

COMMON UNIVERSITY MAJORS RELATED TO THE FIELD OF DRAMA INCLUDE:

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

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.