Additional information available on the Theater Department website.
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As a student in Theatre you will learn fundamental performance and technical production processes for the theatre arts, discuss the historical and cultural dimensions of theatre, and understand the interaction between script, actor, and audience as well as the areas of scenery, lighting, sound and costume. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree with designation in Theatre includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and prepares students for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theatre. With a degree in Theatre you may be employed in one of the following career areas: education, design, technical theatre, theatre management, advertising, marketing, management, social work, professional performance, stage direction, or stage management.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Theatre program, students should be able to:
- Discuss the history and development of theatrical practices from Ancient Greece to present as well as non-western forms of theater
- Implement playwriting techniques emphasizing elements of dramatic structure, dialogue, styles, creative writing, and theatrical practices
- Apply theories of theatre production as they relate to participation in set construction, scenic artistry, costuming, lighting, sound, acting, stage managing, and administration
- Present a theatrical production to the public in a real acting environment
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.
Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .