Theatre Arts Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete:
A. a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
B. 60 semester CSU-transferable units using the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU-GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
C. No more than 60 semester units are required.
This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in Theatre Arts. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit for more information.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate a basic level of competency as a performer or technician (stagecraft, make-up design, costume construction or stage lighting technology) performing the duties of either in a realized production.
Analyze and critique dramatic literature and/or performance.

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Theatre Associate in Arts

The Theatre program at College of the Canyons is designed to provide students with the lower-division major preparation for transfer to a four-year university with a major in Theatre.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate performance techniques and proficiency in one or more technical area.

Recommended Pathway to Completion:

Theatre Performance Associate in Arts

An Associate in Arts degree in Theatre – Performance Emphasis offers courses in both theory and practice. Students acquire an immediately useful set of theatre skills, including acting, voice, movement, and script-analysis, while working with a wide spectrum of production experiences in which to practice them. Courses in history, theory and criticism place the art of theatre in its larger historical context. The Performance major will acquire a strong foundation in theatre and the dramatic form. Requirements for the major include all aspects of the dramatic event: creation, rehearsal, and performance. Practical experience is gained in a number of performance spaces and genres. Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in a professional setting, giving the student an understanding of the theatrical production and dramatic experience.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate advanced performance techniques.

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