Bakersfield College

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts

Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T in Theatre Arts) is designed to provide students a clear transfer pathway to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Theatre Arts. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students earning the Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T in Theatre Arts) will be granted priority for admission as a Theatre major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU or IGETC and 18 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in all major coursework. This degree provides students with an understanding and an appreciation for the art of theatre and includes courses in acting, technical theatre, rehearsal and performance as well as an introduction to the theatre and play analysis. Completion of this curriculum will provide preparation for future theatre studies.

Requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University – Breadth Requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major area of emphasis, as determined by the district.
  • The obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • The completion of all courses required for the major with a ‘C’ or better. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is not acceptable for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate the ability to recognize, describe, and/or effectively produce various components of a performing art form.
  • demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which arts reflect historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts, as well as aesthetic tastes.
  • demonstrate through successful group or individual performance acquired skills and knowledge appropriate to a particular performing art form.
  • Total Units: 18

    Required Courses

    Course # Name Units
    THEA B20 Introduction to Theatre 3.0
      and  
    THEA B1 Introduction to Acting 3.0
      and  
    THEA B27 Acting Theatre Laboratory 2.0
      or  
    THEA B28 Technical Theatre Laboratory 1.0
    List A - Select 9 units from the following:
    THEA B2A Elements of Acting 3.0
      and  
    THEA B2B Elements of Acting 3.0
      or  
    THEA B14 Introduction to Stage Costume 3.0
      or  
    THEA B16 Stagecraft 3.0
      or  
    If not used in required core:
    THEA B27 Acting Theatre Laboratory 2.0
      or  
    THEA B28 Technical Theatre Laboratory 1.0

    Recommended sequence:

    FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 1

    Theatre B1 & Theatre B20 (6 units)

    SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 1

    Theatre B2a & Theatre B27 or B28 (4-5 units)

    FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 2

    Theatre B14 or B2b & Theatre B27 or B28 (4-5 units)

    SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 2

    Theatre B16 or B2b & Theatre B27 or B28 (4-5 units)

    Category

    Units in Major 18
    CSU GE Breadth 37-39
    Possible double counting of GE's 3-6
    Degree Total 60
    Kern Community College District