Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Theatre

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics OR Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
THP201++ or
THP202++
Any Theatre Production course May be repeated for up to 4 credits 1–2
THE111 Introduction to Theatre Critical course Gateway course HU 3
THP112 or
THP213
Acting I or Introduction to Technical Theatre Critical course Gateway course Recommend students pursuing acting should take THP112 in the first semester and THP213 second semester
Students pursuing technical theater should take THP213 first semester and THP112 second semester
3–4
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 101 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication SB 3
THE220 Modern Drama Critical course HU, L 3
THP214 or
THP217
Directing Techniques or Introduction to Design Scenography or HU 3
THP112 or
THP213
Acting I or Introduction to Technical Theatre Critical course Gateway course Recommend students pursuing acting should take THP112 in the first semester and THP213 second semester
Students pursuing technical theater should take THP213 first semester and THP112 second semester
3–4
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 102 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application CS 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
THF115 Makeup for Stage and Screen 3
THP214 or
THP217
Directing Techniques or Introduction to Design Scenography or HU 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 2–3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 201 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
SQ Natural Sciences Quantitative SQ 4
HUM/THF205 or
HUM/THF210
Introduction to Cinema or Contemporary Cinema HU 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 2–3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 2–3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 202 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
THE111 Introduction to Theatre Critical course Gateway course HU 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT14+ College Mathematics OR Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–6
THP112 or
THP213
Acting I or Introduction to Technical Theatre Critical course Gateway course Recommend students pursuing acting should take THP112 in the first semester and THP213 second semester
Students pursuing technical theater should take THP213 first semester and THP112 second semester
3–4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
THE220 Modern Drama Critical course HU, L 3
THP112 or
THP213
Acting I or Introduction to Technical Theatre Critical course Gateway course Recommend students pursuing acting should take THP112 in the first semester and THP213 second semester
Students pursuing technical theater should take THP213 first semester and THP112 second semester
3–4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 101 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
THP214 or
THP217
Directing Techniques or Introduction to Design Scenography or HU 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
THP201++ or
THP202++
Any Theatre Production course May be repeated for up to 4 credits 1–2
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication SB 3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 102 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency
THF115 Makeup for Stage and Screen 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
THP214 or
THP217
Directing Techniques or Introduction to Design Scenography or HU 3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 201 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application CS 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 2–3
Second Language Second Language Requirement, 202 Level See your program advisor to determine if your transfer option requires language proficiency

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences Quantitative SQ 4
HUM/THF205 or
HUM/THF210
Introduction to Cinema or Contemporary Cinema HU 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 2–3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 2–3

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.