ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE THEATRE ARTS PRODUCTION

 
Through hands-on lab work and courses that focus on a dramaturgical approach to the creative process, this unique two-year degree is designed as a behind-the-scenes alternative to the AS Degree in performance. With a emphasis on theatrical design and stagecraft, this program will prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of Technical Direction, Costume Design, Sound Design, Lighting Design, Makeup Design or working on production crews. 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.
 

Required Theatre courses (9 units):Units

THEA 100 C Introduction to the Theatre 3

 or

THEA 101 C Play Analysis 3

THEA 110 C Stage Management for Theatre 3

ART 182 C Beginning Drawing 3

  

Select from the following design classes according to emphasis (8-9 units):Units

THEA 140 C Introduction to Theater Design 3

THEA 143 C Stagecraft 3

THEA 141 C Video and Projection Design for Theatre 3

 or

THEA 142 C Theatre Sound and Recording 2

 or

THEA 144 C Lighting Design Fundamentals 3

 or

THEA 145 C Fundamentals of Costume Design  3

 or

THEA 146 C Scene Painting 3

 or

THEA 147 C Stage Makeup 3

  

Select from the following production classes according to emphasis (3 units):Units

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

 or

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

  

Select from the following theater classes according to emphasis (2-3 units):

Recommended for all theater students:Units

THEA 102 C World Theatre History  3

THEA 107 C Diversity in American Theatre 3

THEA 107HC Honors Diversity in American Theatre 3

THEA 108 C Playwriting 3

THEA 111 C Industry Prep for Theatre   3

THEA 225 C Directing for the Theatre   3

  

Recommended for production and design:Units

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

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

THEA 225 C Directing for the Theatre   3

THEA 235 C Experimental Theatre   2

THEA 247 C Prosthetic Makeup     3

  

Total Units22 - 24

Tech & Design Programs

LIGHTING/AUDIO DESIGN CERTIFICATE

 

This certificate in lighting/audio design is designed to prepare the student in occupational competency in lighting and sound design for theater. To earn a certificate, the required courses must be completed as listed with a minimum grade of “C”. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

 

 

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence:Units

MUS 124 C Recording Studio I                              3

 or

THEA 142 C Theatre Sound and Recording       2

 

THEA 144 C Lighting Design Fundamentals     3

THEA 140 C Introduction to Theatre Design    3

 

THEA 143 C Stagecraft3

 or

THEA 146 CScene Painting3

 

THEA 149 CStage Crew I- Running1 -                2

 or

THEA 150 CStage Crew II-Production Preparation1 - 2

  

Total Units          12 - 14

COSTUME/MAKEUP DESIGN CERTIFICATE
 
The certificate in costume/makeup design is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency in the field of costume/makeup design for theater. To earn a certificate, the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C”. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.
 
 
Required courses are listed in suggested sequence:    Units
THEA 145 C    Fundamentals of Costume Design    3
ART 182 C       Beginning Drawing    3
     or
ART 185 C       Beginning Life Drawing    3

 

THEA 147 C    Stage Makeup    3
THEA 151 C    Stage Crew III- Costume-Makeup    1 - 2
      
And an additional 2-3 units from the following:
Units
THEA 247 C    Prosthetic Makeup    3
THEA 149 C    Stage Crew I- Running    1 - 2
     or
THEA 150 C    Stage Crew II-Production Preparation    1 - 2
     or
THEA 152 C    Stage Crew IV- House-Box Office    1 - 2
      
Total Units    12 - 14

TECHNICAL THEATRE CERTIFICATE


The Technical Theatre Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency in the field of technical theater. To earn a certificate, the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C”. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence:    Units
THEA 100 C    Introduction to the Theatre    3
     or
THEA 101 C    Play Analysis    3
THEA 140 C    Introduction to Theatre Design    3
THEA 143 C    Stagecraft    3
THEA 146 C    Scene Painting    3
THEA 149 C    Stage Crew I- Running    1 - 2
     or
THEA 150 C    Stage Crew II-Production Preparation    1 - 2
      
Total Units    13 - 14

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THEATRE ARTS CONTACT INFO: 

Lynette Young, Office Manager

LYoung@CypressCollege.edu

(714) 484-7201

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