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Associate of Arts General Transfer - Theatre Pathway

Associate of Arts General Transfer - Theatre Pathway

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane and Springfield - Downtown locations.

Majors focus on general education courses including acting, stagecraft, and script analysis. Students will most likely transfer to a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre program at a four-year university. 

Students receive experiential training in Theatre by working on the program’s live productions in the Clark State Performing Arts Center Turner Studio Theatre and Kuss Auditorium. Majors take one practicum course each term as part of their coursework. Students also audition for program productions to gain experience in the field.

In order to finish a Theatre degree in two years, full-time students should have completed all prerequisites and have no college preparatory requirements. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisor for help planning their schedules.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Arts degree in Theatre, a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of all theatre personnel and use correct terminology.
  • Demonstrate auditioning and performance skills and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate theatre technology equipment skills including analyzing design packages and plots.
  • Analyze a play's structure, character, themes and production values.
  • Differentiate among major periods in theatre history.
Course Title Credits
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
THE 1111 Stagecraft I 3
THE 1130 Theatre Appreciation 3
THE 1121 Theatre Technology Practicum I 1
ENG 1112 English II 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
THE 1133 Script Analysis 3
THE 2201 Acting I 3
THE 1101 Acting Practicum I 1
-- Social and Behavioral Science Elective* 3
ASL 1111 Beginning American Sign Language, Course I  
or SPN 1111 Beginning Spanish, Course I 3
-- English Literature** 3
-- Natural Science*** 4
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
THE 2241 Theatre History I 3
THE 1102 Acting Practicum II  
or THE 1122 Theatre Technology Practicum II 1
ASL 1112 Beginning American Sign Language, Course II  
or SPN 1112 Beginning Spanish, Course II 3
-- Social and Behavioral Science Elective* 3
-- Natural Science With Lab*** 4
THE 2242 Theatre History II 3
THE 2103 Acting Practicum III  
or THE 2123 Theatre Technology Practicum III 1
  Total credit hours 64
*Choose from OT36 course offerings in ECO, GEO, PLS, PSY, SOC, RST

**Choose from OT36 ENG courses: ENG 1600, ENG 2300, ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2610, or ENG 2620

***Choose from OT36 course offerings in BIO, CHM, GLG, PHY to best suit your transfer institution.

All students pursuing the Associate of Arts degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Arts degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Transfer Information

Clark State has detailed transfer agreements with many local colleges and universities. The greatest number of these are with Wright State University and are in areas such as Business, English, Math, Pre-Teacher Education, and Psychology.  Check the transfer guide section of the Clark State website for more information about these transfer agreements.

Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult with an academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes. With careful scheduling and advising, a student should be able to transfer with junior standing, especially within the state of Ohio.

Pathway options for transferability to other state institutions is available at