Your dreams of being a performer and an entertainer are well understood here. In the Drama department, we will offer you training in theater production, including performance, technical and business aspects. Our courses cover the development of theater, from the early Greeks to the bright lights of Broadway.
We also meet transfer requirements to universities. With Drama, you can start a career in teaching, Community Theater, motion pictures, or television.
The Drama Department offers training, both theoretical and practical, in theatrical production, including performance, technical and business management aspects, as well as the serious study of the development of those aspects from the early Greeks up to the bright lights of Broadway.
We believe that the creativity, the personal interaction, and the excitement of participating in a performance is an experience highly valuable to any individual.
The heightened awareness of beauty and truth are carried on into the later life of the student to perhaps enable him or her to appreciate more fully what is available.
It is recommended that students intending to major in this field take all courses offered by this department, plus Communicative Arts in the Communication Studies Department. Introductory music, art, and dramatic literature courses would also be valuable.
Transfer major requirements in Drama are available in the Counseling Center. Students should consult a counselor and the appropriate college catalog for other transfer requirements. Catalogs of California and out-of-state colleges are located in the Library and the Counseling Center.
Positions for which four-year graduates in Drama are qualified are teaching, community theater, television, motion pictures, and professional theatre.
The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T) program provides students with a strong foundation in Theatre Arts. Upon completion of the program, students will identify and recall the historical development, common practices, and terminology of Western theatre; analyze texts from a performance point of view; communicate clearly and coherently in oral and written forms; collaborate harmoniously and effectively with others as a well-prepared member of the team; and participate effectively in a theatrical production.
The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts, Performing Arts, or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Students earning an associate degree for transfer and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing within the CSU system. Students are also given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.
To earn the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:
It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
Mr. Adams brings over twenty years of experience in the field of theatre arts education and performance specializing in actor training in the... More