Associate of Arts in Dramatic Arts - Acting (AA)

Division: Fine Arts

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Dramatic Arts - Acting through the study of acting theories, dramatic literature and performance styles. Students will acquire skills in the application of modern acting theories, classical early realist, absurdist, modern and contemporary performing styles, text analysis and character development and maintenance of the body and voice.

Program Outcomes

  • Critically analyze the acting component of a publicly produced production.
  • Apply historical context to a performance.
  • Synthesize interpretation of ideas with the physical/psychological action in performance in front of an audience.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: professional actor, education and psychology.

Note

This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES19
DRAM 001Intro to the Theatre *3
DRAM 002Fundamentals of Acting 14
DRAM 003Fundamentals of Acting 23
DRAM 004Intermediate Acting: Classical3
DRAM 005Intermediate Acting 2: Styles3
DRAM 006Shakespeare3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - PRODUCTION4
Select two of the following courses:
DRAM 019Rehearsal and Performance 12
DRAM 020Music Theatre Rehears.&Perform2
DRAM 021Rehearsal and Performance 22
DRAM 022One Act Play Production2
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES19
Select nineteen units from the following courses:
DRAM 012Costuming3
DRAM 013Beginning Stagecraft3
DRAM 017Makeup3
DRAM 019Rehearsal and Performance 12
DRAM 020Music Theatre Rehears.&Perform2
DRAM 021Rehearsal and Performance 22
DRAM 022One Act Play Production2
DRAM 030Stage Movement/Stage Combat2
DRAM 040Music Theater3
CINA 031Film Appreciation-American3
CINA 032Film Apprec-International3
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TOTAL64

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).