Theatre Performance AA Degree


An Associate in Arts degree in Theatre Performance 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.

Upon successful completion, a student will be able to: demonstrate advanced performance techniques.

Program Requirements:
Units Required: 23

THEATR-110
Understanding Theatre | 3.0 units
OR
THEATR-110H
Understanding Theatre Honors | 3.0 units
THEATR-140
Acting Fundamentals | 3.0 units
THEATR-141
Scene Performance | 3.0 units

Plus three units from the following:

THEATR-120
Stagecraft | 3.0 units
THEATR-130
Fundamentals of Costume Design | 3.0 units

Plus three units from the following:

THEATR-180A
Rehearsal/Performance (Drama): Ensemble | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-180B
Rehearsal/Performance (Drama): Supporting Role | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-180C
Rehearsal/Performance (Drama): Principal | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-182A
Rehearsal/Performance (Comedy): Ensemble | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-182B
Rehearsal/Performance (Comedy): Supporting Role | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-182C
Rehearsal/Performance (Comedy): Principal | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-184A
Rehearsal/Performance (Musical Theatre): Ensemble | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-184B
Rehearsal/Performance (Musical Theatre): Supporting Role | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-184C
Rehearsal/Performance (Musical Theatre): Principal | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-186A
Technical Theatre I (Beginning) | 1.5 - 4.0 units
THEATR-186B
Technical Theatre II (Intermediate) | 1.5 - 4.0 units

Plus eight units from the following:

THEATR-061
Auditioning for Stage, Film and Television | 2.0 units
THEATR-126
Improvisation | 2.0 units
THEATR-127
Improvisational Performance | 2.0 units
THEATR-144
Acting for the Camera | 3.0 units
THEATR-161
Musical Theatre Techniques | 2.0 units
THEATR-162
Musical Theatre Techniques II | 2.0 units
THEATR-210
Script Analysis | 3.0 units
THEATR-240
Acting Shakespeare | 3.0 units
THEATR-241
Movement for the Performer | 2.0 units
THEATR-242
Voice for the Performer | 2.0 units

Recommended electives:

THEATR-061
Auditioning for Stage, Film and Television | 2.0 units
THEATR-126
Improvisation | 2.0 units
THEATR-161
Musical Theatre Techniques | 2.0 units
THEATR-241
Movement for the Performer | 2.0 units
THEATR-242
Voice for the Performer | 2.0 units

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Dolls House.

Dolls House.

Actor at table reading book.