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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.

The Theatre Pathway of the Associate of Arts General Transfer degree emphasizes transfer preparation for a student to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in theatre at a four-year univeristy.  Majors focus on general education and courses include acting, stagecraft, and script analysis. 

Within the program, 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 and audition for program productions to gain experience in the field.

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Embedded Certificates

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

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
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
THE 2201 Acting I 3
THE 1130 Theatre Appreciation 3
-- Theatre Practicum* 1
ENG 1112 English II 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
THE 1133 Script Analysis 3
THE 1111 Stagecraft I 3
-- Social and Behavioral Science Elective** 3
-- Theatre Practicum* 1
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
-- Theatre Practicum* 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**** 4
THE 2242 Theatre History II 3
-- Theatre Practicum* 1
  Total credit hours 64
*Choose from the Acting Practium courses THE 1101, 1102, 2103, 2104, 2205 and the Technical Practicum courses THE 1121, 1122, 2123, 2124, 2225.  Students must take at least one course from Acting and one course from Technical.

**Choose from OT36 courses in ECO, GEO, PLS, PSY, SOC, RST to best suit your transfer institution.

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

****Choose from OT36 courses 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.

Academic Preparation

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.

Transfer Information

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