Certificate of Achievement, 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
Select 3 electives 2 9
Communications 1 3
THTR 209
Theatre Practicum
or Musical Theatre Workshop I
or Musical Theatre Workshop II
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Select 2 electives 2 6
Human Relations 1 3
Mathematics 1 3
THTR 209
Theatre Practicum
or Musical Theatre Workshop I
or Musical Theatre Workshop II
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.


See program recommendations or requirements.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Human Relations3
Certificate Requirements
THTR 209Theatre Practicum6
or THTR 176 Musical Theatre Workshop I
or THTR 276 Musical Theatre Workshop II
Elective Requirements
Select 15 units from the following:15
Fundamentals of Speech Communications
Introduction to Group Communication
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Acting I
Dance Styles: Musical Theatre
Fundamentals of Directing
Introduction to Musical Theatre Literature
Cinema as Art and Communication
Theatre Technology I
Introduction to Acting II
Theatre Workshop: Acting III
Laboratory Theatre: Acting IV
Theatre: a Cultural Context
Children's Theatre
Acting for the Camera
Theatre Experience and Travel
Independent Study: Theatre
Total Units30

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Demonstrate competency in basic theatre skills.
  • Complete the rehearsal and performance requirements for the Theatre Practicum Core.