AA, Fine Arts, Theatre

Program Description

The Associate of Arts, Fine Arts, Theatre program seeks to be an outstanding performing arts program within the visual and performing arts department, noted for its excellence in the classroom and on stage. The program provides our students with the knowledge and skills upon which they build careers and become productive citizens.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition Enhanced
or Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
Mathematics 4 3
THTR 100 Introduction to Theatre 3
THTR 105 Introduction to Acting I 3
Foreign Language 4
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
ENG 102 Composition II 3
THTR 205 Introduction to Acting II 3
Foreign Language 6 4
THTR 209
Theatre Practicum
or Musical Theatre Workshop I
or Musical Theatre Workshop II
THTR 204 Theatre Technology I 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Science 4 3
THTR 175 Introduction to Musical Theatre Literature 3
Social Science/U.S and Nevada Constitutions 5 3
THTR 209
Theatre Practicum
or Musical Theatre Workshop I
Elective 3 3
 Semester Total14
4th semester
Elective 5 6
Science 4 3
THTR 210 Theatre: a Cultural Context 3
Elective 3 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Theatre: a Cultural Context
Introduction to Theatre
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Social Science3
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Additional College Requirements
Theatre: a Cultural Context 2
Foreign Language0-14
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions[3]
American Experiences and Constitutional Change 2
Degree Requirements
THTR 105Introduction to Acting I3
THTR 175Introduction to Musical Theatre Literature3
THTR 204Theatre Technology I3
THTR 205Introduction to Acting II3
THTR 209Theatre Practicum4
or THTR 176 Musical Theatre Workshop I
or THTR 276 Musical Theatre Workshop II
Elective Requirements 36-20
Select 6 units from any THTR Course (not including the above).
Total Units60

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective credit.


Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.


Students transferring to UNR should consult with an advisor regarding elective course selection.

Students completing the degree will:

  • Articulate the language of theatre, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking about theatre relating to the knowledge of the historical and cultural dimensions of theatre, encompassing the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers, both past, and present.
  •  Synthesize all aspects of theatre theory, rehearsal and production.
  • Apply practical theatre skills including acting, design, technical direction, directing, stage management, playwriting, and research.
  • Demonstrate competence as a performing theatre student through participation in theatre productions.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. General information about general transfer agreements can be found on the Academic Advisement website. TMCC has agreements with the following institutions towards a bachelor's degree in the same of similar discipline.