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THEATRE ARTS ASSOCIATE DEGREE FOR TRANSFER

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Theatre Arts or a similar major. Various productions are offered to provide students with a broad range of practical training. The program is suited to the needs of students who will complete their education at Chaffey College with an Associate in Arts degree, as well as those students who will complete their Chaffey Associate in Arts degree and transfer to a four year institution to complete their bachelor’s degree. Successful completion of the transfer degree in Theatre Arts guarantees student acceptance to a California State University (but does not guarantee acceptance to a particular campus or major) to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Goals and outcomes for the Theatre Arts major include:
  1. Continued improvement and maintenance of a learner-centered environment for Theatre education that includes a dynamic and accessible performance program respectful of each student through varied delivery strategies.
  2. Introduction of general education, transfer and vocational students to the history of theatre, classical stage acting techniques, musical theatre techniques, acting for the camera techniques, stylized acting, stage movement, directing for the stage and main stage production, as well as instruction that integrates the appreciation of theatre as an academic endeavor, comprehensive art and social form.
  3. Provision of safe, current and effective facilities and equipment that are up to professional industry standards for varied technical theatre fields so that our students can create and enhance innovative projects/products.
  4. Preparation of students for seamless transfer to a California State University to pursue a Theatre Arts baccalaureate degree pursuant the requirements of SB-1440.
To obtain the Theatre Arts Associate in Arts for Transfer degree, students must:
  • Complete all the major requirements listed below with grades of C or better
  • Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better.
  • Complete either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE), or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
  1. Develop a fundamental knowledge of the origins of theatre.
  2. Recognize the aesthetics of design.
  3. Critically analyze and appraise a theatrical performance and technical aspects of the production.

Major requirements for the Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
[A410/31337/1007.00]

Required (9 units):

    Units
THEATRE 1 Introduction to Theatre
(or THEATRE 4, Theatre History: Ancient to 1700)
3
THEATRE 10 Beginning Acting 3
THEATRE 50 Main Stage Theatre Production Workshop 3

List A – Any three courses (9 units):

THEATRE 12 Intermediate Acting 3
THEATRE 30 Technical Theatre 3
THEATRE 32 Theatre Design – Lighting 3
THEATRE 40 Stage Costuming 3
THEATRE 42 Theatrical Makeup 3

  Units for the Major 18
  plus CSU General Education or IGETC-CSU Patern 42
  plus transfer-level course electives (as needed) 0-9
  less units that may be double-counter 9
  Total Units 60



THEATRE - PERFORMING ARTS

The Performing Arts Associate in Arts degree prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions other than CSU’s to complete a baccalaureate degree in performing or theatre arts. If transfer to a CSU in performing or theatre arts is a student’s desired educational goal, the Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Theatre Arts should be pursued rather than this degree. The focus of the Performing Arts degree is on performance, whereas the AA-T degree provides a broader coverage of the basic theory and principles of theatre arts.

The Performing Arts degree provides students with both the theory and practical experience necessary for either employment in beginning levels of professional theatre or transfer to a performing or theatre arts major at a four-year institution other than a CSU. Various productions are offered to provide students with a broad range of practical training.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
  1. Differentiate between theatre as a theatrical art and social form throughout history through technical skills development in the classroom and critical thinking development through theatre historical and theoretical analysis.
  2. Exhibit improved creativity, self-confidence, script analysis, character development, observation, body awareness, vocal awareness and memorization skills, as well as collaborative problem-solving and diversity awareness through technical skills, acquired style, and performance skills.
  3. Develop and exhibit acting technical skills and styles within a wide spectrum of acting methods while applying knowledge of the mechanical principles of stage performance for an expressive, communicative purpose.

Major requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree:
[A415A/04780/1007.00]

    Units
THEATRE 1 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEATRE 2 Theatrical Dance 3
(also available as DANCE 2)
3
THEATRE 4 Theatre History: Ancient to 1700 3
THEATRE 5 Theatre History: 1700-Present 3
THEATRE 10 Beginning Acting 3
THEATRE 20 Directing for the Stage I 3
THEATRE 30 Technical Theatre 3
THEATRE 50 Main Stage Theatre Production Workshop 3

Plus one course from the following:

THEATRE 32 Theatre Design – Lighting 3
THEATRE 36 Stage Management 3
THEATRE 40 Stage Costuming 3
THEATRE 42 Theatrical Makeup 3

Plus two courses from the following:

THEATRE 12 Intermediate Acting 3
THEATRE 14 Stylized Acting 3
THEATRE 18 Seminar in Television Production:
Acting Techniques
3
THEATRE 21 Directing for the Stage II 3
THEATRE 35 Musican Theatre Performance 3
THEATRE 56 Children's Theatre 4
THEATRE 60 Seminar: Acting 3

  Total Units for the Major 33-34



TECHNICAL THEATRE CERTIFICATE

The Technical Theatre Certificate of Career Preparation is designed to prepare students for occupational competency as a theatre technician; theatre manager in educational, community, and resident theatre venues; theme parks, television, and motion picture studios. Technical theatre technicians may work on set construction, theatrical carpentry, sound systems, lighting design, light board operation, stage lighting, scenery costumes, props, and special effects.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate skills that foster capacities of analysis, critical reflection, problem solving, communication, career development, and global and community awareness.
  2. Develop a fundamental knowledge of the origins of theatre.
  3. Recognize the aesthetics of design.
  4. Critically analyze and appraise a theatrical performance and technical aspects of the production.

Requirements for the Technical Theatre Certificate:
Non-transcripted
[E415/99999/1006.00]

    Units
THEATRE 30 Technical Theatre 3
THEATRE 32 Theatre Design – Lighting 3
THEATRE 36 Stage Management 3
THEATRE 40 Stage Costuming 3
  (or THEATRE 42, Theatrical Makeup)  
THEATRE 50 Main Stage Production Workshop I 3
  (THEATRE 51, Main Stage Production Workshop II)  
THEATRE 55 Technical Theatre in Production 2

  Total Units for the certificate 17





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