Associate of Arts in Dramatic Arts - Technical (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.

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 COURSES26-27
DRAM 001Intro to the Theatre *3
DRAM 002Fundamentals of Acting 14
or DRAM 003 Fundamentals of Acting 2
DRAM 012Costuming3
DRAM 013Beginning Stagecraft3
DRAM 015Beginning Stage Lighting3
DRAM 017Makeup3
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 ELECTIVES8
Select eight units from the following courses:
DRAM 006Shakespeare3
DRAM 014Intermediate Stagecraft3
DRAM 016Intermediate Stage Lighting3
CINA 031Film Appreciation-American3
CINA 032Film Apprec-International3
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ELECTIVES3-4
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.
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TOTAL60

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).