Theater Programs and Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree/Theater Arts

This program is designed to prepare the student for occupations reated to professional theater.

The following are 3-unit classes.

Course Number Title Units
THEA 100C Intro to Theater 3
THEA 120C Acting I 3
THEA  143C Stagecraft 3
or
THEA 140C Intro to Design 3
THEA 124C Acting II 3
or
THEA 126C Musical Theater 3
THEA 144C Lighting Design 3
THEA 129C Voice and Diction 3
THEA 145C Costume Design 3
or
THEA 147C Stage Makeup 3
THEA 107C Diversity in US Theater 3
THEA 220C Scene Study 3
THEA 226C Musical Theater Styles 3

Select 2-3 units from the following performance classes according to emphasis.

Course Number Title Units
THEA 130C Acting Workshop 3
THEA 132C Musical Theater Workshop 2-3
THEA 133C Rehearsal and Performance 2-3
THEA 149C Stage Crew Activity 1, 1, 1
THEA 234C Ensemble Acting 2-3
THEA 232C Musical Theater Production 2-3

Associate in Arts in Theater Arts for Transfer

The AA-T degree in Theatre Arts  provides a path to guaranteed admission as a junior-year transfer student at one of Californisas CVSU campuses.

Required Core: Select 3 courses from the following (9 units). Please note if a student does not take THEA 132 C or THEA 133 C for the required core a minimum of two Stage Crew courses may be completed for a total of 3 units only. (EX: 1 course taken at 1 unit and the second course taken at 2 units.)

Course Number Title Units
THEA 100C Intro to Theater 3
or
THEA 102C World Theater History I 3
THEA 120C Acting I 3
THEA 132C Musical Theater Performance I 2 – 3
or
THEA 133C Rehearsal Performance I 3
or
THEA 149C Stage Crew I – Running 1 – 2
THEA 150C Stage Crew II-Production Prep. 1 – 2
THEA 151C Stage Crew III- Costume/Makeup 1 – 2
THEA 152C Stage Crew IV- House/Box Office 1 – 2

List A: Select 3 courses from the following (9 units). Please note if a student does not take THEA 132 C or THEA 133 C for the required core, one of these courses may be completed for the required 9 units in list A or a minimum of two stage crew courses (not used in the core) may be completed for a total of 3 units only.

Course Number Title Units
THEA 101C Play Analysis 3
THEA 124C Acting II 3
THEA 143C Stagecraft 3
THEA 144C Lighting Design Fundamentals 3
THEA 145C Fundamentals of Costume Design 3
THEA 147C Stage Makeup 3
THEA 132C Musical Theater Performance I 2 – 3
or
THEA 133C Rehearsal Performance I 3
THEA 149C Stage Crew I- Running 1 – 2
THEA 150C Stage Crew II-Production Prep. 1 – 2
THEA 151C Stage Crew III- Costume/Makeup 1 – 2
THEA 152C Stage Crew IV- House/Box Office 1 – 2

Total Units: 18

Costume/Makeup Design Certificate

The certificate in costume/makeup design is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency in the fiels of costume/makeup design for theater.

Required Courses: 15 units total

Course Number Title Units
THEA 140C Introduction to Theater Design 3
THEA 145C Fundamentals of Costume Design 3
ART 185C Life Drawing 3
THEA 147C Stage Makeup 3
THEA 149C Stage Crew Activity 1,1,1

And an additional 3 units from the following:

Course Number Title Units
THEA 247C Prosthetic Makeup 3
THEA 149C Stage Crew Activity 1, 1, 1

Lighting/Audio Design Certificate

This certificate in lighting/audio design is designed to prepare the student in occupational competency in lighting and sound design for theater.

Required Courses: 14-15 units total

Course Number Title Units
MUS 124C Recording Studio 3
or
THEA 142C Theater Sound and Recording 3
THEA 144C Lighting Design Fundamentals 3
THEA 149C Stage Crew Activity 1, 1, 1
ART 182C Freehand Drawing 3
THEA 140C Introduction to Theater Design 3

Technical Theater Certificate

The Technical Theater Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency in the field of technical theater.

Required Courses: 14-15 units total

Course Number Title Units
THEA 140C Introduction to Theater Design 3
ART 182C Freehand Drawing 3
THEA 120C Acting I 3
THEA 149C Stage Crew Activity 1, 1, 1
THEA 143C Stagecraft 3