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.

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
DRAM 001Introduction to the Theatre3
DRAM 002Fundamentals of Acting 14
DRAM 019Rehearsal and Performance - Classical2
or DRAM 020 Music Theatre Rehearsal and Performance - Classical
or DRAM 021 Rehearsal and Performance - Contemporary
Select nine units from the following courses:
DRAM 012Costuming3
DRAM 013Beginning Stagecraft3
DRAM 015Beginning Stage Lighting3
DRAM 017Makeup3
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units. The Drama Department recommends the following courses to fulfill the elective requirement:
DRAM 003Fundamentals of Acting 23
DRAM 004Intermediate Acting - Classical3
DRAM 005Intermediate Acting 2: Styles3
DRAM 014Intermediate Stagecraft3
DRAM 016Intermediate Stage Lighting3
DRAM 019Rehearsal and Performance - Classical (If not completed in required courses)2
DRAM 020Music Theatre Rehearsal and Performance - Classical (If not completed in required courses)2
DRAM 021Rehearsal and Performance - Contemporary (If not completed in required courses)2
DRAM 022One Act Play Production2

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).