Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Theatre - Associate of Arts


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The AA Theatre will prepare students for continued higher education and/or entry level positions in professional theatre. Students will have academic and performance opportunities under the supervision of Fine Arts and other academic faculty members. Students will have opportunities for personal, professional, and creative growth before, during, and after their AA program. 

First Year Fall


16-Week classes


1st 8-Week Classes


  • 3 credit hours. (FY)  (010)
  • Creative Arts Core (DRAM 1310 preferred) 3 credit hours. 2, (FY)  (020)

2nd 8-Week Classes


Total Hours: 15


First Year Spring


16 week classes


1st 8 week classes


2nd 8 week classes


Total Hours: 15


First Year Summer


  • Language, Philosophy & Culture core (HUMA 1301 preferred) 3 credit hours. (FY) 2  (040)

Total Hours: 3


Second Year Fall


Meet with program director about your TC graduation, university transfer and/or career plans.

1st 8-weeks Classes


2nd 8-weeks Classes


Total Hours: 15


Second Year Spring


Meet with program director about your TC graduation, university transfer and/or career plans.

1st 8-weeks Classes


  • Life and Physical Sciences core  3 credit hours. 2   (030)
  • Component core (ENGL Literature preferred)  3 credit hours. 2  (090)

2nd 8-weeks Classes


Total Hours: 12


Grand Total Hours: 60


1 Must successfully complete the course in order to progress in the AA Musical Theatre degree.

2 Meet with an academic advisor or program director for university specific transfer course.

FY Course will be offered on a continuous basis so that a student can take the course in any fall or spring.

Transfer Outlook

AA Theatre (THTR) can lead to university transfer for Bachelor of Arts/Fine Arts in Theatre with specialties such as acting, production, and teaching. AA THTR students interested in these bachelor’s degrees must work with a Theatre faculty advisor or academic advisor to determine transferrable course work.

Career Outlook

Producer or Director - $31,280*  w/Associate Degree

Drama Professor - $46,063*  w/Master’s/Doctoral Degree

7-12 Drama Teacher - $50,932* w/Bachelor’s Degree + Teaching Certification

Based on entry-level jobs  in Texas* or Central Texas**

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