An Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts degree for Transfer (AA-T) from Riverside City College represents the attainment of the needed proficiency that prepares students to audition or demonstrate design skills for acceptance into private, state college and university departments for careers in the field of Theater. This major is intended to align student course work with lower-division requirements for Cal State and University of California baccalaureate theater degrees. Such degrees are available at many CSU, UC, and private schools. Students completing this degree typically continue in the fields of Theater performance, design and/or theater education. The implementation of the Theater Studies Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) will allow students to transfer to CSU with junior standing supporting the college’s and district’s mission and strategic goals to increase transfer rates.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Perform and/or design material appropriate to their area of emphasis as individuals in productions.
  • Demonstrate identify, and work conceptually with all elements and styles of theatre.
  • Experience the process of audition, rehearsal, design and performance through various forms of theatrical literature.
Required Courses (18 units) Units
THE-3* Introduction to the Theatre 3
THE-32 Acting Fundamentals Theatre Games and Exercises 3
THE-5 Theatre Practicum 3
THE-6 Advanced Theatre Practicum 3
Electives Choose from the list below 9
Electives (9 units) Units
THE-9* Dramatic Literature - Script Analysis 3
THE-25 Makeup for the Stage 3
THE-33 Scene Acting: Creating a Role 3
THE-41 Elementary Stagecraft 3
THE-44 Theatrical Set Design 3
THE-46 Theatrical Costume Design 3
THE-48 Theatrical Lighting Design 3

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts degree for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).