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​AA Degree in Theatre Arts - Performance

The associate in arts degree in Performance provides a fundamental exploration of Theatre Arts focusing on performance styles and acting techniques. It is designed to prepare the student for entry level performance careers in stage, television, and film, as well as other occupations where voice training, dynamic presentations, and adaptability in interactive style are important. This degree provides a more flexible and diverse study plan in comparison to the associate in arts degree for transfer. Not all courses are transferrable.

Core Courses (9 units from the following courses)

​Theatre Arts 100​
Theatre Arts 105
​Introduction to the Theatre

A Cultural History of World Theatre​

​Theatre Arts 110 ​Fundamentals of Acting ​3
​Theatre Arts 131 ​Stagecraft ​3


​Plus an additional 9 units from the following courses:

​Theatre Arts 108 ​The Business of Entertainment 3
Theatre Arts 111​​Intermediate Acting​3
​Theatre Arts 113 Acting for the Camera ​3
​Theatre Arts 114​Acting for the Camera II
​Theatre Arts 118 ​Fundamentals of Scene Study ​2
​Theatre Arts 132 ​Stage Makeup ​3
​Theatre Arts 135 ​Technical Production ​1

​Theatre Arts 150A


Theatre Arts 150B

​Rehearsal and Performance in Production


Technical Theatre in Production




Theatre Arts​ 151 ​Showcase ​2
​Theatre Arts 152 ​Tour Ensemble ​3
​Theatre Arts 153 ​Introduction to Directing ​2
​Theatre Arts 154 ​Performance Ensemble ​2
​Theatre Arts 155 ​Children’s Theatre Ensemble ​2
​Theatre Arts 156 ​Reader’s Theatre Workshop ​2
​Theatre Arts 198 ​Topics ​2
​​Theatre Arts 255 ​Motion Picture Performance Production ​3
​Theatre Arts 256Intermediate ​Motion Picture Performance Production​3


TOTAL: 18     


See your academic advisor for all General Education requirements for the A.A. degree