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Theatre Concentration

Associate of Fine Arts

Study acting and theater production while preparing for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting school.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible:  Yes


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Arts
Dean: 520.206.6690
Lead Faculty: 520.206.6826
Program Advisor: 520.206.6856
Information Sessions

Important Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this pathway can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional training.  Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Actors $17.54/hour
Set and exhibit designers $53,090

Academic Options

Transfer to a college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree.  Those who work in public schools may need a teaching license or certification.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Department faculty approval is recommended when selecting an option.

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)*

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts
   Recommend: ANT 112, ART 130 or 131
Biological and Physical Sciences
   Recommend: Two courses from BIO 100IN, 105IN, GLG 101IN, 102IN
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
   Recommend: POS 201 and SOC 201
Other Requirements
   Recommend: Either ANT 112 and HIS 141, and either ART 100, MUS 151, or 160
Special Requirements
  Fulfill the I and G requirements by completing appropriate courses in the above categories.
  Rcommend ANT 112
Subtotal 32

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
THE 105 Theater Appreciation 3
THE 111 Stagecraft 3
THE 113 Stagecraft Crew 1
THE 121 Introduction to Theater Design 3
THE 125 Theater Production 2
THE 149 Introduction to Acting I 3
THE 151 Introduction to Acting II 3
THE 220 Stage Lighting 3
THE 222 Stage Lighting Crew 1
THE 245 Principles of Dramatic Structure [SUN# THE 2220] 3
THE 250 Acting: Auditioning for Theater 3
THE 251 Acting: Shakespeare and Classical Literature 3
Subtotal 31

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100
   or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
   University Transfer Preparation and College Success
Subtotal 1
Total 64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Humanities and Fine Arts - THE 105 and 140 fulfill this requirement; Special Requirement - THE 105 fulfills the C requirement, complete one or two courses to complete the I and G requirement.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AFAFINEARTS/AFA/AFAT

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