Theatre Arts

Overview

Theatre Arts

Do you love the performing arts and want to study theatre? Learn all aspects of production including performance, lighting, costumes, make-up and sound. You can also learn scene painting and stage management. Experience plays from the ancient Greeks to Broadway musical hits. Start your theatre career in a safe and challenging environment, and carry the joy of theatre with you throughout your lifetime.

Careers in Teaching, Acting, and Entertainment

  • Start your career as a director, producer or playwright.
  • Work as an actor or drama therapist. You could also become a theater teacher.
  • You could be a set designer, broadcaster or screenwriter, or become a stage manager or stage technician.

Academic Plans for Theatre Arts

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Theater Arts for Transfer—AA-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
THEA 0013 3  
THEA 0014 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3  
MATH 0010 or MATH 0018 3-4  
TOTAL  15-16  
Term 2
Course Units
THEA 0010A 3
THEA 0015 3
ENGL 0001B 3
THEA 0022A or THEA 0023A 2
COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 or BUS 0085 3
TOTAL 14
Term 3
Course Units
THEA 0022B or THEA 0023B 2
THEA 0011 or THEA 0019A or THEA 0019B 3
ENGL 0019 or ENGL 0037 or ENGL 0038 3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0018A or HIST 0018B 3
BIOL 0014 or AGRI 0200 or (ANTH 0001 and ANTH 0001L) 4
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units
THEA 0016A or THEA 0016B 3
THEA 0028 or THEA 0095 1
THEA 0010B or THEA 0017 or THEA 0021 3
MECH 0001 or ESCI 0010 3
ANTH 0002 or ANTH 0009 or SSCI 0050 3
HIST 0017B or POLS 0001 3
TOTAL 16

Theater Arts—AA Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
THEA 0010A 3  
THEA 0015 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3  
MATH 0000D 4 MATH 0000D if needed to satisfy Math Learning Skills  General Education Requirement. If not, BUS 0101, BUS 0120 OR 0140 are recommended electives.
TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units
THEA 0013 3
THEA 0014 3
THEA 0022A or THEA 0023A 2
MECH 0001 or ANTH 0001 or ESCI 0010 3
SSCI 0050 or ANTH 0002 or ANTH 0009 or ENGL 0047A or ENGL 0047B 3
Any Elective course 2
TOTAL 16
Term 3
Course Units
THEA 0022B or THEA 0023B 2
THEA 0019A or THEA 0019B 3
ENGL 0019 or ENGL 0037 or ENGL 0038 3
BUS 0085 or CSCI 0010 or COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 or ENGL 0001B 3
AAD 0044 or AAD 0070 or ART 0004A 3
TOTAL 14
Term 4
Course Units Notes
THEA 0021 3  
THEA 0010B or THEA 0011 or THEA 0016A or THEA 0016B or THEA 0017 or THEA 0028 or THEA 0024 1-3  
HIST 0004A or HIST 0004B or HIST 0050 or HIST 0051 3  
MECH 0044 or AAD 0060 2 These courses are recommended for students concentrating in set design.
THEA 0028 or THEA 0095 1  
Any Elective course 3 Any Elective course if needed to reach 60 units for degree.
TOTAL 13-15  

Stagecraft—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
THEA 0014 3
THEA 0015 3
THEA 0022A 2
THEA 0019A or THEA 0019B 3
TOTAL 11
Term 2
Course Units
THEA 0022B 2
THEA 0028 or THEA 0095 1
TOTAL 3

Costuming—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
THEA 0016A 3  
THEA 0017 3  
THEA 0022A 2 THEA 0022A (Production Crew I) or THEA 0023A (Rehearsal and Performance Cast I).
TOTAL 8  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
THEA 0016B 3  
THEA 0022B 2 THEA 0022B (Production Crew II) or THEA 0023B (Rehearsal and Performance Cast II).
THEA 0028 or THEA 0095 1  
TOTAL 6  

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