Theatre Arts: Performance

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: A1220)

Advances the mastery of skills that benefit the student in the real world. The student of theatre exercises imagination and observation while developing responsiveness, insight, and the ability to articulate and confidently present his or her ideas. Develops a comprehensive understanding of history, theory, and the technical skills necessary to develop believable characters and fluid scenes. Prepares students to transfer to a college or university for further training, to seek entry level jobs in the industry, to apprentice, or to utilize their acting skills in amateur, community, commercial, industrial, or professional theatre, film, and television productions.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Articulate their process of creating character and building relationships in scenes.
  • Create believable characters.
  • Analyze the stylistic elements of dramatic works including plot, beats, character development and given circumstances.
  • Investigate sources leading to careers in the performing arts including advanced study; commercial and industrial work; and stage and visual media work.
Program Requirements
TA 100SURVEY OF DRAMA3
TA 101INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE3
TA 110ACTING I3
TA 111ACTING II3
TA 160THEATRE WORKSHOP---TECHNICAL CREWS I1.5
Electives
Select 6-9 units:6-9
SCRIPTWRITING FOR THE STAGE AND FILM
ACTING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM
IMPROVISATION
PERFORMANCE STUDIO I
PERFORMANCE STUDIO II
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
Total Units19.5-22.5
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.