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General Education in Theatre

This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for the Theater major to achieve an Associate in Arts in Theater for Transfer (AA-T in Theater) which completes the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year public California institution.  Students should consult a counselor, the Transfer Center and the catalog of the transfer college or university to plan a specific program of study to meet the college or university's requirements. Note: Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree for Transfer at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at all transfer institutions offering a Baccalaureate Degree. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer". Students completing these degrees (AA-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is designated "high-unit" major).  To earn an AA-T in Theater students must complete the following requirements: (1) a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in the Theater major with a minimum grade of "C"; (2) California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC); (3) completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of CSU transferable coursework; and (4) have an overall GPA of 2.0.
Required Core: Select 3 courses from the following (9 units):    
THEA 100 C    Introduction to the Theatre    3
THEA 102 C    World Theatre History I          3
THEA 120 C    Acting I    3
THEA 132 C    Musical Theatre Performance I    3
THEA 133 C    Rehearsal Performance I         3
List A: Select 3 courses from the following (9 units). Please note if a student does not take THEA 132 C or THEA 133 C for the required core, one of these courses may be completed for these required 9 units, or a minimum of two Stage Crew courses may be completed for a total of 3 units only. (EX: 1 course taken at 1 unit and the second course taken at 2 units.)    Units
THEA 101 C    Play Analysis                             3
THEA 124 C    Acting II                                     3
THEA 140 C    Introduction to Theatre Design    3
THEA 143 C    Stagecraft                                  3
THEA 144 C    Lighting Design Fundamentals    3
THEA 145 C    Fundamentals of Costume Design    3
THEA 147 C    Stage Makeup                           3
THEA 132 C    Musical Theatre Performance I    2 - 3
THEA 149 C    Stage Crew I- Running                  1 - 2
THEA 133 C    Rehearsal Performance I               2 - 3
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
Total Units    18

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