Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Fine Arts

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree will be able to seamlessly transfer in the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Theatre Arts. Students completing this AA-T in Theatre Arts degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Theatre Arts through the study of acting, set design/construction, costume design/ construction, make-up design/application, and lighting and will acquire skills in performance, design and technology.

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

 This Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for theatre arts for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: actor/director, designer, technician, educator and consultant.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Major Courses (9 Units)9
Intro to the Theatre
Fundamentals of Acting 1
Rehearsal and Performance 1
Music Theatre Rehears.&Perform
Rehearsal and Performance 2
Restricted Electives (9 Units)9
Select nine units from the following courses:
Beginning Stagecraft
Beginning Stage Lighting
Electives (8-9 Units)8-9
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units. The Drama Department recommends the following courses to fulfill the elective requirement:
Fundamentals of Acting 2
Intermediate Acting: Classical
Intermediate Acting 2: Styles
Intermediate Stagecraft
Intermediate Stage Lighting
Rehearsal and Performance 1 (If not completed in required courses)
Music Theatre Rehears.&Perform (If not completed in required courses)
Rehearsal and Performance 2 (If not completed in required courses)
One Act Play Production
Music Theater

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 6 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE). 


3 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a "C" (2.0) average and a "C" or better grade in all required major and unrestricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).