Performance Programs

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE-THEATRE ARTS PERFORMANCE

This program is designed to prepare the student with a fundamental understanding and acquisition of knowledge in the theater arts discipline with am emphasis on acting and performance. To earn an Associate Degree students must complete: (1) all major course requirements with a minimum grade of “C”; (2) Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements; (3) cultural diversity and reading requirements; (4) any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and, (5) have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

 

 

Six (6) units from the following Theatre courses required. 
Required courses are listed in suggested sequence:Units

THEA 100 C Introduction to the Theatre                   3

THEA 102 C World Theatre History I                         3

 or

THEA 107 C Diversity in American Theatre               3

 or

THEA 107 HC Honors Diversity in American Theatre    3

 or

THEA 101 C Play Analysis                                               3

  

Select eleven to twelve (11-12) units from the following technique classes according to emphasis.Units

THEA 120 C Acting I                                                       3

 or

THEA 126 C Musical Theater Techniques I                 3

THEA 121 C Dynamic Movement for the Stage          2

 or

THEA 129 C Voice and Diction                                      3

THEA 124 C Acting II                                                       3

 or

THEA 127 C Musical Theatre Techniques II               3

THEA 125 C Acting III                                                     3

 or

THEA 226 C Musical Theatre Techniques III             3

  

Select three (3) units from the following design classes:Units

THEA 140 C Introduction to Theatre Design              3

 or

THEA 143 C Stagecraft                                                    3

 or

THEA 144 C Lighting Design Fundamentals              3

 or

THEA 145 C Fundamentals of Costume Design         3

 or

THEA 147 C Stage Makeup                                             3

  

Select 2-3 units from the following categories of theater classes according to emphasis.

Recommended for all theatre arts students:Units

THEA 107 C Diversity in American Theatre               3

 or

THEA 107 HC Honors Diversity in American Theatre 3

THEA 102 C World Theater History I                         3

THEA 108 C Stage and Screenwriting                         3

THEA 225 C Directing for the Theater                       3

  

Recommended for acting students according to emphasis:Units

THEA 121 C Dynamic Movement for the Stage         2

THEA 128 C Acting for the Camera                             2

THEA 129 C Voice and Diction                                     3

THEA 220 C Acting IV                                                   3

THEA 227 C Musical Theatre Techniques IV            3

  

Recommended for performance:Units

THEA 130 C Acting Workshop                               2 - 3

THEA 132 C Musical Theatre Performance I      2 - 3

THEA 133 C Rehearsal Performance I                  2 - 3

THEA 135 C Musical Theatre Performance II     2 - 3

THEA 136 C Rehearsal Performance II          2 - 3

THEA 137 C Summer Musical Theatre Workshop I   1 - 2

THEA 138 C Summer Musical Theatre Workshop II 1 - 2

THEA 149 C Stage Crew I- Running                              1 - 2

THEA 150 C Stage Crew II-Production Preparation  1 - 2

THEA 151 C Stage Crew III- Costume-Makeup           1 - 2

THEA 152 C Stage Crew IV- House-Box Office           1 - 2

THEA 232 C Musical Theatre Performance lll            2 - 3

THEA 233 C Musical Theatre Performance IV           2 - 3

THEA 234 C Rehearsal Performance III                      2 - 3

THEA 235 C Experimental Theatre                               2

THEA 236 C Summer Theatre Workshop I                 1 - 2

THEA 237 C Summer Theatre Workshop II               1 - 2

THEA 238 C Rehearsal Performance IV                      2 - 3

  

Total Units : 22 - 24

ACTING AND FILM VIDEO PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE 


A synthesis of theater courses and multimedia arts courses,

this certificate enables the student to develop the skills in acting

and basic digital video production necessary for professional

competency in the entertainment industry. The Acting and Film

Video Production Certificate requires a total of 20–21 units, 18 of

which are required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C”.

At least 50% of the course work
must be completed at Cypress College.


Required courses are listed in suggested sequence: Units
THEA 120 C Acting I 3
THEA 128 C Acting for the Camera 2
THEA 228 C Advanced Acting for the Camera 2
THEA 230 C Directing Actors for Film/TV 2
MAD 188 C Beginning Single Camera Prod 3
or
MAD 109 C Digital Video Production l/MAC (3)
MAD 194 C Beginning Motion Picture Prod 3
THEA 124 C Acting II 3
Select 2–3 units from the following: Units
THEA 133 C Rehearsal Performance I 2–3
or
THEA 236 C Summer Theatre Workshop I (2)
THEA 108 C Stage and Screenwriting 3
or
THEA 129 C Voice and Diction (3)


Total Units Required 20–21

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THEATRE ARTS CONTACT INFO: 

Lynette Young, Office Manager

LYoung@CypressCollege.edu

(714) 484-7201

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