Theater

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Performing Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences
CCD.edu/Theater

Theater Designation

The Associate of Arts degree in theater is a two-year program designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in theater or a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. In this program, you will explore various elements of theatrical production, including performance, design and literature. The theater department also offers humanities, performance and dramatic literature courses open to both beginning and advanced levels.

Career paths for theater degree holders include media, public relations, law, marketing, advertising, teaching and design.

Course map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
THE 105 Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1 1,4 3
THE 211 Development of Theatre Greek to Renaissance: GT-AH1 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 1,3 4
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
US History Since 1945: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3)  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
THE 108 Theater Script Analysis: GT-AH1 3
THE 111 Acting I 3
THE 212 Development of Theatre Restoration to Modern: GT-AH1 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
THE 116 Technical Theatre 3
Choose One Theatre Production Class 3
Theatre Production I  
Theatre Production II  
Theatre Production III  
Theatre Production IV  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
American Government: GT-SS1  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Anthropology of Religion: GT-SS3  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1~GT-SC2) 3
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2  
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Principles of Animal Biology: GT-SC2  
Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2  
Choose One Elective 3
Introduction to the Entertainment Industry  
Theater Voice and Diction  
Comedy  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Creative Writing I  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
THE 215 Playwriting: GT-AH1 3
MUS 151 Ensemble I 1
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
Choose One Theatre Production Class 5 3
Theatre Production I  
Theatre Production II  
Theatre Production III  
Choose One Elective 3
Public Speaking  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

MAT 120 is recommended or any guaranteed GT-MAT course

4

Students planning to attend University of Colorado Boulder in Theater should consult UCB Theater advisors regarding THE 105 – Theatre Appreciation.

5

Students interested in attending MSU Denver or CSU-Fort Collins are advised to take COM 115 – Public Speaking. 

Students who plan to transfer to UCB or UCCS may not take elective courses with a THE prefix.