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Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Theatre
Major: 8315
First Term: 2021 Fall
Award Type: AAFA

CIP Code: 50.0501
Program Availability: CG   EM   GC   GW   MC   PC   PV   RS   SC   SM  
Total Credits: 61-94
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
27-2011.00 Actors
27-2012.00 Producers and Directors
27-2012.01 Producers
27-2012.02 Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
27-1027.00 Set and Exhibit Designers
27-2012.03 Program Directors
27-2099.00 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
39-5091.00 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
39-3092.00 Costume Attendants

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-2021.00 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-1121.00 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary


Description: The Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA), Emphasis in Theatre provides a foundation in design, technical, and performance practices for students who wish to specialize in performing arts, including acting, directing, design and technology, stage management, playwriting, and dramaturgy. This degree helps students develop the communication, collaboration, and creative problem-solving skills that are sought after by most career fields. With an associate degree, students will be prepared to enter a career or for transfer to a bachelor degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate foundational skills in design, technical, and performance practices for effective communication and personal expression across various artistic genres. (COM/THP241, COM/THP271, DAN129, DAN130, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN140, DAN145, DAN146, DAN229, DAN230, DAN233, DAN236, DAN240, DAN245, MUP133, MUP134, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE220, THE+++, THF115, THF216, THF260, THP112, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THP217, THF+++, THP131, THP151, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP216, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [CS], [FYC], [MA])
2. Apply critical thinking and research skills to the creative process. (COM/THP241, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF210, STO/THP285, THE111, THE118, THE220, THF216, THF260, THF+++, THP112, THP131, THP151, THP201++, THP202++, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP213, THP214, THP216, THP217, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP267, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [CS], [FYC], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
3.Collaborate effectively, recognizing diverse opinions and cultural and individual differences. (HUM/THF205, HUM/THF210, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE220, THF+++, THP112, THP131, THP151, THP201++, THP202++, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP213, THP214, THP216, THP217, THP219, THP226, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [SB])
4. Generate ideas, creations, or models that express the human condition and one`s relationship to the culturally diverse world. (COM/THP241, DAN129, DAN130, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN140, DAN145, DAN146, DAN229, DAN230, DAN233, DAN236, DAN240, DAN245, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF210, MUP133, MUP134, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE118, THE220, THF115, THF216, THF260, THF+++, THP112, THP151, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP216, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP267, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [HU], [MA], [SB])
5. Interpret dramatic works within historical, cultural, and contemporary contexts. (COM/THP241, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF210, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE220, THF115, THF216, THF260, THP112, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THE118, THF+++, THP131, THP151, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP219, THP226, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [SB])
6. Engage in ethical personal and professional artistic practices, in accordance with copyright laws, intellectual and artistic freedom, civic responsibility, and standards of the field. (COM/THP241, DAN129, DAN130, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN140, DAN145, DAN146, DAN229, DAN230, DAN233, DAN236, DAN240, DAN245, MUP133, MUP134, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE118, THE220, THF216, THF260, THF+++, THP112, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THP217, THP151, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP216, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP267, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [SG], [SQ])
7. Develop a portfolio of artistic and academic work to support university transfer, career development, and/or personal use. (COM/THP241, DAN129, DAN130, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN140, DAN145, DAN146, DAN229, DAN230, DAN233, DAN236, DAN240, DAN245, MUP133, MUP134, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE118, THE220, THF115, THF216, THF260, THF+++, THP112, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THP217, THP151, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP216, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP267, THP268, THP269, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC)
Required Courses
THF115 Makeup for Stage and Screen 3
THP112 Acting I 3

THP201++ any Theatre Production course (1-2) OR
THP202++ any Theatre Production course (1) 1-2

THP213 Introduction to Technical Theatre 4
+ THP214 Directing Techniques 3
THP217 Introduction to Design Scenography 3
Credits: 17-18

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 8, 2020

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