Associate of Arts in Dramatic Arts - Technical - Not for Transfer (AA)

Division: Fine Arts

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Dramatic Arts - Technical through the study of stagecraft, costuming, makeup and lighting. Students will acquire skills in set construction, costume construction, lighting design/plot and makeup design and application.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply historical context to a technical aspect of a production.
  • Critically analyze the technical component(s) of a publicly produced production.
  • Synthesize implementation of physical, visual, and/or aural elements within a production 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: stage run crew, light/sound board operator, stage electrician/carpenter/welder, scenic artist and wardrobe/makeup crew.


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 Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
Required Major Courses (26-27 Units)26-27
Intro to the Theatre *
Fundamentals of Acting 1
Fundamentals of Acting 2
Beginning Stagecraft
Beginning Stage Lighting
Rehearsal and Performance 1
Music Theatre Rehears.&Perform
Rehearsal and Performance 2
One Act Play Production
Restricted Electives (8 Units)8
Select eight units from the following courses:
Intermediate Stagecraft
Intermediate Stage Lighting
Film Appreciation-American
Film Apprec-International
Electives (3-4 Units)3-4
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.

Courses meet General Education requirements and 3 units may double count above in COS-GE.

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).