AA, Fine Arts

Theatre

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  TMCC has transfer agreements with the following institutions.

  • University of Nevada, Reno 

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.

Outcomes

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.  

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
English3-6
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Required:
Theatre: a Cultural Context
Humanities3
Required:
Introduction to Theatre
Mathematics3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Science6
Social Science3
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Additional College Requirements
Diversity[3]
Required:
Theatre: a Cultural Context 2
Foreign Language0-14
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions[3]
Recommended:
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
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101 Composition I 3
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
2
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
2
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