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Theatre Arts

A.A. Degree

    Acting Option

    Technical Production Option

    Television Option

The Gavilan College Theatre Arts Program celebrates drama in literature, history and performance. In the program, the history and development of theatre as art and human expression is studied and explored.

An essential component of the learning experience in theatre arts at Gavilan College is the creation and participation of live theatrical performances from all genres for audiences of all ages.

Program Learning Outcomes: After completing a major in Theatre Arts a student will:

  • critique live theatrical performances articulating a clear opinion discussing whether the production has succeeded in illuminating the playwright’s intention.
  • use and demonstrate skills in participating in the technical production elements of a live theatrical production including: sound, lights, costumes, scenery and stage management

Contact:

(408) 848-4701

las@gavilan.edu


The following associate's degrees require a combination of core courses and additional requirements:

CORE COURSES:

THEA 1 Theatre History 3 units

THEA 2A Children’s Theatre Repertory 2 units

THEA 12A Acting Techniques 3 units

THEA 13A Actor’s Workshop 3 units

THEA 14 Stage Production 2 units

Core Courses Unit Total: 13 UNITS

Completion of the core courses and the additional requirements in a selected area (below) will qualify students for an associate’s degree in Theatre Arts.

Theatre Arts A.A. Degree Acting Option

CORE COURSES: 13 units

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

THEA 13 B-D Actor’s Workshop 3-9 units

Choose additional units from the seven courses listed below:

MUS 8A-D Beginning/Intermediate Voice (2-2-2-2 units)

THEA 10 Television, Film and Stage Make-up (2 units)

THEA 11 Dance and Movement for the Theatre (2 units)

Choose only one of the following two courses:

CMUN 2/THEA 4 Oral Reading (3 units)

THEA 19 Acting for Film and Television (3 units)

Choose only one of the following two courses:

THEA 2B Children’s Theatre Repertory (2 units)

THEA 12B Introduction to Acting (2 units)

0-5 units

Total Units for Major: minimum of 21 UNITS

Plus completion of general education requirements units vary

Total Units Required for A.A.: minimum of 60 UNITS

Courses completed to satisfy general education requirements cannot be used in the major unless so specified and beyond the 18 unit minimum.

Theatre Arts A.A. Degree Technical Production Option

Career opportunities for a graduate of theatre arts with the Technical Production option include: jobs at convention, cultural and recreational centers as well as theatre facilities. Hands on experience in theatrical productions is emphasized in the Gavilan College Theatre Arts program.

CORE COURSES: 13 units

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Choose 4 units from classes listed below:

Any Journalism production course

Any Music performance course

Any Computer Graphics & Design course

4 units

Choose 4 units from classes listed below:

ART 2A/B Two Dimensional Design/Form and Color (2-2 units)

ART 8A/B Photography (3-3 units)

ART 10A or 10B Cultural History of Ceramics/Ceramics (3 units)

ART 12A or 12B Sculpture (2 units)

ART 13 Three Dimensional Design (3 units)

THEA 15 Introduction to Design for Stage, Film and Television (3 units)

4 units

Total Units for Major: minimum of 21 UNITS

Plus completion of general education requirements units vary

Total Units Required for A.A.: minimum of 60 UNITS

Theatre Arts A.A. Degree Television Option

The Television option in Theatre Arts provides an opportunity for students to learn technical stage production and television production skills by completing project-based educational experiences.

CORE COURSES: 13 units

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

THEA 16 Introduction to Television 3 units

THEA 17A/B Television and Video Workshop 3 units

Choose one:

THEA 19 Acting for Film and Television (3 units)

THEA 20 Introduction to Scriptwriting (3 units)

3 units Total Units for Major: minimum of 22 UNITS

Plus completion of general education requirements units vary

Total Units Required for A.A.: minimum of 60 UNITS