Fine Arts Division www.elcamino.edu/academics/finearts
The theatre program provides students with a comprehensive foundation in theatre, history, practice of theatre, and entertainment lighting. This is fulfilled through a structured program of theatre study in the areas of history, dramatic literature, acting, performance, technical theatre, entertainment lighting, and related crafts. Students will demonstrate their proficiency through acting competency, public performance, research papers, essays, class projects, and technical crew assignments. Program assessment is measured by public performances, program completion, transferability, and periodic program review. Students qualify to pursue a variety of theatre and entertainment related careers and advanced degree options. This program prepares students to transfer to a CSU and major in Theatre, Theatre Arts, or Drama.
The Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the AA-T are given priority consideration for admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn an AA-T degree, students must complete:
- Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- A grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Students who have completed the AA-T will have a strong academic foundation in the field and will be prepared for upper division baccalaureate study at the university. The coursework will satisfy most of the lower-division requirements at many institutions within the California State University system. Students transferring to a UC, private, or out-of-state university should consult with an El Camino College counselor when planning to complete the degree since transfer requirements may be slightly different than those required for the AA-T.