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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Theatre, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Theater Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Reading & Writing Literacy
  • College Quantitative Literacy 

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 degree 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 theatre
  • 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

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours

Students planning to attend University of Colorado Boulder in Theatre should consult UCB Theatre advisors regarding THE 1005 .


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours.

Additional Required Courses

Eighteen (18) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Choose One (1) Course from the Following


Eleven (11) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list .

Students interested in attending MSU Denver or CSU-Fort Collins are advised to take COM 1150 .

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

Total Credit Hours: 60

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