Theatre Arts is a complex discipline that offers theoretical training and hands-on experience for students interested in careers in acting, directing, play writing; as well as lighting, scenic, sound, costume and makeup design. The study of global practices in Theatre Arts encourages all students to enrich their abilities in communication, critical analysis, self-expression and encourages cultural competency.
The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T in Theatre Arts) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts, Drama, or a” similar” major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Each CSU campus determines which of the degrees it offers are “similar” and can be completed with the preparation included in the AA-T in Theater Arts within 60 units once a student transfers, so which majors are “similar” varies from CSU to CSU. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designated as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to the CSU’s Associate Degree for Transfer Major and Campus Search website and seek guidance from a Moorpark College counselor. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
To earn an AA-T in Theatre Arts, students must:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units including both of the following:
- Complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements.
- Complete the required coursework for the Theater Arts major as listed in the Moorpark College catalog.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
- Obtain a grade of “C” or better or “P” in all courses required in the major. Even though a “pass-no-pass” is allowed (Title 5 §55063), it is highly recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade (A, B, or C).
- Complete requirements in residency. For students in the Ventura County Community College District, a minimum of 12 units must be completed in residence at the college granting the degree.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T in Theatre Arts will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor to obtain more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES: Select and complete one course from each of the following three Areas|
|Area 1 - One course|
|THA M01||Introduction to Theatre||3|
|or THA M01H||Honors: Introduction to Theatre|
|THA M04||History of the Theatre||3|
|or THA M04H||Honors: History of Theatre|
|Area 2 - One course|
|THA M02A||Acting I||3|
|Area 3 - One course|
|THA M10A||Theatre Production: Performance I||3|
|TTHA M11A||Theatre Production: Technical I||3|
|LIST A: Select and complete three courses (9 units)|
|THA M02B||Acting II||3|
|THA M08||Script Analysis||3|
|TTHA M23A||Lighting Design I||3|
|TTHA M25A||Scene Design I||3|
|TTHA M27A||Costume Design I||3|
|TTHA M28||Production Makeup||3|
|A course from REQUIRED CORE, not already used (3 units maximum)|
|Total Units for the Major: 18|
CSU GE-Breadth Certification Plan: 39
Double-Counted Units: 6
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 9
|IGETC Pattern: 37. NOTE: IGETC 1C is required for all CSU applicants. Students applying to a UC or Private school may earn this ADT without IGETC 1C but will be ineligible to apply to a CSU.|
Double-Counted Units: 3
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 8
|Total Units Required for the AA-T Degree: 60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- demonstrate literacy in Theatre history and appreciation through the analysis of dramatic literature from diverse styles, periods and cultures.
- apply learned skills in acting, directing, design, technical production, stagecraft, lighting, audio, costume construction and/or makeup application.
- apply management and problem-solving skills to produce a theatrical work in a studio or main stage venue.
- collaborate with peers and instructors in practical applications of skills on original or scripted works that explore diverse backgrounds and peoples to enhance cultural competency.
- demonstrate a working knowledge of tools and technologies integral to theatre production.