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Theatre Arts (AA) Theatre Arts & Fashion Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Fall 2011


The Theatre Arts Major is designed for students who are pursuing transfer majors in Theatre Arts. It provides a basic foundation in theatre history and literature, "hands on experience" in several theatre arts disciplines including Acting, Stagecraft and Costuming, and cultural and historical background necessary to understanding Theatre Arts. The major may be of interest to those seeking a foundation in related disciplines, such as television, film, and other media. The major may also be of interest to those seeking a foundation for lifelong learning as well.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop self-awareness and confidence through creative expression;
  2. collaborate and effectively communicate in a theatre setting;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of time management, commitment, follow-through, and responsibility to achieve a common goal in a theatre setting;
  4. creatively analyze, critique, and interpret works of theatrical art;
  5. identify, summarize, compare and contrast the principal movements in World theatre history and literature;
  6. serve in a production position to gain understanding of the collaborative and complex nature of a live performance;
  7. demonstrate an understanding of and empathy for the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of U.S. and World theatre; and
  8. utilize current theatrical technology.

Recommended Sequence of Classes

Students interested in the order for taking classes in this major, can view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Theatre Arts (AA) program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Theatre Arts Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Theatre Arts Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
THAR 1World Theatre Through Time3.00
THAR 6Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre3.00
THAR 10AIntroduction to Techniques of Acting3.00
THAR 20Introduction to Stagecraft3.00
THAR 25.2Production Lab: Running Crew1.50-3.00
THAR 21Introduction to Costume Technology3.00
THAR 25.1Production Lab: Costume Crew1.50-3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2011

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2012

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


1. All students enrolled in the major program will be assigned a faculty advisor who will meet with them regularly to monitor progress.

2. The type of position and number of productions a student will work on during a semester determines the number of units to be taken for THAR 25.1 and THAR 25.2

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