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Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Theatre

 

The Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Theatre provides a foundation in design, technical, and performance practices for students who wish to specialize in performing arts, including acting, directing, design and technology, stage management, playwriting, and dramaturgy. This degree helps students develop the communication, collaboration, and creative problem-solving skills that are sought after by most career fields. With an associate degree, students will be prepared to enter a career or for transfer to a bachelor degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate foundational skills in design, technical, and performance practices for effective communication and personal expression across various artistic genres. (COM/THP241, COM/THP271, DAN129, DAN130, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN140, DAN145, DAN146, DAN229, DAN230, DAN233, DAN236, DAN240, DAN245, MUP133, MUP134, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE220, THF115, THP112, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THP217, THF+++, THP131, THP151, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP216, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [CS], [FYC], [MA])
  • Apply critical thinking and research skills to the creative process. (COM/THP241, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF210, STO/THP285, THE111, THE118, THE220, THF+++, THP112, THP131, THP151, THP201++, THP202++, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP213, THP214, THP217, THP216, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP267, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [CS], [FYC], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Collaborate effectively, recognizing diverse opinions and cultural and individual differences. (HUM/THF205, HUM/THF210, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THF+++, THE220, THP112, THP131, THP151, THP201++, THP202++, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP213, THP214, THP216, THP217, THP219, THP226, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [SB])
  • Generate ideas, creations, or models that express the human condition and one`s relationship to the culturally diverse world. (COM/THP241, DAN129, DAN130, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN140, DAN145, DAN146, DAN229, DAN230, DAN233, DAN236, DAN240, DAN245, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF210, MUP133, MUP134, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE118, THE220, THF+++, THF115, THP112, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THP151, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP216, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP267, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [HU], [MA], [SB])
  • Interpret dramatic works within historical, cultural, and contemporary contexts. (COM/THP241, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF210, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE220, THF115, THP112, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THE118, THF+++, THP131, THP151, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP219, THP226, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [SB])
  • Engage in ethical personal and professional artistic practices, in accordance with copyright laws, intellectual and artistic freedom, civic responsibility, and standards of the field. (COM/THP241, DAN129, DAN130, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN140, DAN145, DAN146, DAN229, DAN230, DAN233, DAN236, DAN240, DAN245, MUP133, MUP134, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE220, THP112, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THP217, THE118, THF+++, THP151, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP216, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP267, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC, (COM), (CRE), [SG], [SQ])
  • Develop a portfolio of artistic and academic work to support university transfer, career development, and/or personal use. (COM/THP241, DAN129, DAN130, DAN131, DAN132, DAN133, DAN134, DAN135, DAN136, DAN140, DAN145, DAN146, DAN229, DAN230, DAN233, DAN236, DAN240, DAN245, MUP133, MUP134, MUP/THP270, STO/THP285, THE111, THE118, THF+++, THF115, THE220, THP112, THP201++, THP202++, THP213, THP214, THP217, THP151, THP203, THP206, THP211, THP212, THP216, THP219, THP226, THP261, THP262, THP267, THP268, THP269, THP281, THP282, THP298AA, THP298AB, THP298AC)

Details

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Academic Plan: 
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Theatre (DEG)
Field of Interest: 
Visual and Performing Arts
Type: 
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
8107
Total credits required: 
61-94
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program.

Because transfer requirements vary by program and institution, students intending to transfer are strongly encouraged to meet with a faculty program advisor and student success analyst once they have selected their transfer institution to ensure all requirements for achieving junior standing are satisfied.

This program will be replaced by: AAFA/8315 Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Theatre

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:17-18
THF115Makeup for Stage and Screen3
THP112Acting I3
THP201++any Theatre Production course (1-2) OR
THP202++any Theatre Production course (1)1-2
THP213Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THP214Directing Techniques3
THP217Introduction to Design Scenography3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:9-32
For students intending to transfer to a four-year institution in Arizona, complete all courses in the transfer plan that best aligns with academic and professional goals. If academic and professional goals do not align with any of the transfer plans below, select courses in consultation with a theatre advisor to reach a minimum of 9 credits. Up to 4 credits in a related discipline can be substituted with the permission of a theatre advisor. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts), Theatre, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Complete 6 credits of Related Theatre Elective coursework from the following:
COM/THP271Voice and Diction3
THP131Stage Movement3
THP212Acting II3
Complete 3 credits of lower division elective coursework (except those used to fulfill other requirements) from the following:
COM/THP241Oral Interpretation of Literature3
COM/THP271Voice and Diction3
MUP/THP270Musical Theatre Workshop2
STO/THP285Creating/Performing Solo/Collaborative Works3
THE118Playwriting3
THF+++ Any THF Theatre and Film course(s)1-3
THP131Stage Movement3
THP151Theatre for Youth3
THP203Technical Theatre Production3
THP206Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre4
THP211Creative Drama3
THP212Acting II3
THP216Beginning Stage Lighting3
THP219Introduction to Puppetry3
THP226Theatrical Design: Costuming3
THP261Previsualization Modeling2
THP262Entertainment Industry Design Drafting3
THP267Painting Techniques for Film, TV and Theatre3
THP268Opportunities in Production3
THP269Technical Theatre Portfolio Development1
THP281Production and Acting I3
THP282Production and Acting II3
THP298AASpecial Projects1
THP298ABSpecial Projects2
THP298ACSpecial Projects3
Transfer Plan 2: Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts), Theatre (Acting), Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Complete the following Lower Division Theatre Requirements:
COM/THP271Voice and Diction3
THP131Stage Movement3
THP212Acting II3
Complete a minimum of 3 additional credits of lower division elective coursework (except those used to fulfill other requirements) from the following:
COM/THP241Oral Interpretation of Literature3
MUP/THP270Musical Theatre Workshop2
STO/THP285Creating/Performing Solo/Collaborative Works3
THE118Playwriting3
THF+++ Any THF Theatre and Film course(s)1-3
THP151Theatre for Youth3
THP203Technical Theatre Production3
THP206Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre4
THP211Creative Drama3
THP216Beginning Stage Lighting3
THP219Introduction to Puppetry3
THP226Theatrical Design: Costuming3
THP261Previsualization Modeling2
THP262Entertainment Industry Design Drafting3
THP267Painting Techniques for Film, TV and Theatre3
THP268Opportunities in Production3
THP269Technical Theatre Portfolio Development1
THP281Production and Acting I3
THP282Production and Acting II3
THP298AASpecial Projects1
THP298ABSpecial Projects2
THP298ACSpecial Projects3
Transfer Plan 3: Arizona State University (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts), Theatre (Design and Production), Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Complete the following Lower Division Theatre Requirements:
THP206Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre4
Complete an additional 6 credits of coursework (except those used to fulfill other requirements) from the following:
COM/THP241Oral Interpretation of Literature3
COM/THP271Voice and Diction3
MUP/THP270Musical Theatre Workshop2
STO/THP285Creating/Performing Solo/Collaborative Works3
THE118Playwriting3
THF+++ Any THF Theatre and Film course(s)1-3
THP131Stage Movement3
THP151Theatre for Youth3
THP203Technical Theatre Production3
THP211Creative Drama3
THP212Acting II3
THP216Beginning Stage Lighting3
THP219Introduction to Puppetry3
THP226Theatrical Design: Costuming3
THP261Previsualization Modeling2
THP262Entertainment Industry Design Drafting3
THP267Painting Techniques for Film, TV and Theatre3
THP268Opportunities in Production3
THP269Technical Theatre Portfolio Development1
THP281Production and Acting I3
THP282Production and Acting II3
THP298AASpecial Projects1
THP298ABSpecial Projects2
THP298ACSpecial Projects3
Transfer Plan 4: Grand Canyon University (GCU), Theatre and Drama, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Complete the following Restricted Electives:
THP151Theatre for Youth3
THP212Acting II3
THP216Beginning Stage Lighting3
Transfer Plan 5: Northern Arizona University (NAU), Theatre (Design and Technology Emphasis), Bachelor of Arts (BA)or Bachelor of Science (BS)
Complete 9 credits of the following Core or Emphasis Requirements:
THF216Wig and Hair Production for Theatre and Film3
THF260Theatrical Design: Rendering2
THP203Technical Theatre Production3
THP206Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre4
THP212Acting II3
THP261Previsualization Modeling2
For students transferring to NAU to earn a BA in Theatre, complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
ARB+++ any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ any SPA Spanish course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
Transfer Plan 6: Northern Arizona University (NAU), Theatre (Performance Emphasis), Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor (BA) of Science (BS)
Complete 9 credits following Core or Emphasis Requirements:
COM/THP271Voice and Diction3
THF216Wig and Hair Production for Theatre and Film3
THP203Technical Theatre Production3
THP206Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre4
THP212Acting II3
For students transferring to NAU to earn a BA in Theatre, complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
ARB+++ any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ any SPA Spanish course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
Transfer Plan 7: Northern Arizona University (NAU), Theatre (Theatre Studies Emphasis), Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)
Complete 9 credits of the following Core or Emphasis Requirements:
COM/THP271Voice and Diction3
THF216Wig and Hair Production for Theatre and Film3
THF260Theatrical Design: Rendering2
THP203Technical Theatre Production3
THP206Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre4
THP212Acting II3
For students transferring to NAU to earn a BA in Theatre, complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
ARB+++ any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ any SPA Spanish course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
Transfer Plan 8: University of Arizona (UA), Theatre Arts, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Complete the following Lower Division Theatre Requirements:
THP212Acting II3
Complete 6 credits of Lower Division Theatre Elective coursework (except those used to fulfill other requirements) from the following:
COM/THP241Oral Interpretation of Literature3
COM/THP271Voice and Diction3
MUP/THP270Musical Theatre Workshop2
STO/THP285Creating/Performing Solo/Collaborative Works3
THE118Playwriting3
THF+++ Any THF Theatre and Film course(s)1-3
THP131Stage Movement3
THP151Theatre for Youth3
THP203Technical Theatre Production3
THP211Creative Drama3
THP216Beginning Stage Lighting3
THP219Introduction to Puppetry3
THP226Theatrical Design: Costuming3
THP261Previsualization Modeling2
THP262Entertainment Industry Design Drafting3
THP267Painting Techniques for Film, TV and Theatre3
THP268Opportunities in Production3
THP269Technical Theatre Portfolio Development1
THP281Production and Acting I3
THP282Production and Acting II3
THP298AASpecial Projects1
THP298ABSpecial Projects2
THP298ACSpecial Projects3
For students transferring to UA to earn a BA in Theatre Arts, complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
ARB+++ any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ any SPA Spanish course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
Transfer Plan 9: University of Arizona, Theatre Production: Professional Actors Training Program Emphasis, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
MUP133Class Voice I1
MUP134Class Voice II1
THP212Acting II3
With permission of the theatre advisor, complete two of the following courses for a total of 2 credits (except those used to fulfill other requirements):
DAN129Musical Theatre Dance I1
DAN130Musical Theatre Dance II1
DAN131Ballet I1
DAN132Modern Dance I1
DAN133Jazz Dance I1
DAN134Ballet II1
DAN135Modern Dance II1
DAN136Jazz Dance II1
DAN140Tap Dance I1
DAN145Tap Dance II1
DAN146Tap Dance Ensemble1
DAN229Musical Theatre Dance III1
DAN230Musical Theatre Dance IV1
DAN233Jazz Dance III1
DAN236Jazz Dance IV1
DAN240Tap Dance III1
DAN245Tap Dance IV1
Complete an additional 5 credits of coursework from the following (except those used to fulfill other requirements):
COM/THP241Oral Interpretation of Literature3
COM/THP271Voice and Diction3
MUP/THP270Musical Theatre Workshop2
STO/THP285Creating/Performing Solo/Collaborative Works3
THE118Playwriting3
THF+++ Any THF Theatre and Film course(s)1-3
THP131Stage Movement3
THP151Theatre for Youth3
THP203Technical Theatre Production3
THP211Creative Drama3
THP216Beginning Stage Lighting3
THP219Introduction to Puppetry3
THP226Theatrical Design: Costuming3
THP261Previsualization Modeling2
THP262Entertainment Industry Design Drafting3
THP267Painting Techniques for Film, TV and Theatre3
THP268Opportunities in Production3
THP269Technical Theatre Portfolio Development1
THP281Production and Acting I3
THP282Production and Acting II3
THP298AASpecial Projects1
THP298ABSpecial Projects2
THP298ACSpecial Projects3
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
ARB+++ any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ any SPA Spanish course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 35-44
Some courses with an [HU], [SB], or [L] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s).
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 3
THE220Modern Drama3
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area3-6
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area3
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
HUM/THF205Introduction to Cinema (3) OR
HUM/THF210Contemporary Cinema (3) AND
THE111Introduction to Theatre (3)6
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 6
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3) AND
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.6
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Science Quantitative [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Science Quantitative [SQ] area or the Science General [SG] area (4).8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-6
These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course with the Historical [H] and/or Global [G] awareness area designation.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-3
Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0
Met by COM100 OR COM110 OR COM230 in Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3

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