An Associate of Arts with a Technical Theatre major will indicate that a student has completed all WSU AA degree requirements and the introductory classes required for the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with the Design/Technology/Management track. Students who have completed the AA degree may continue with intermediate and advanced coursework for the BA.
- Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all courses (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
- Program Code: 3084AA
- CIPC: 500502
Theatre majors are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least annually for course and program advisement.
Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information). There are no special admission or application requirements for this major.
AA Degree Requirements
- A minimum of 60 credit hours.
- A minimum of 20 hours in residency (WSU courses).
- At least a 2.0 (C) WSU grade point average (GPA).
- Completion of WSU general education requirements.
The Associate of Arts Degree must include a foreign language or ASL (American Sign Language) requirement which may be met by one of the following:
a. Documentation of a proficiency level of “Novice High” or better through an examination administered by the WSU Foreign Language Department or through an examination by a recognized testing agency.
b. Completion of WSU foreign language course 1020 with a grade of “C” or higher, or comparable transfer credit.
c. Completion of any WSU foreign language course at a level beyond the first year with a grade of “C” or higher, or comparable transfer credit.
d. Documentation of three years of the same language completed in high school with a minimum grade of “B”.
e. Documentation of a minimum proficiency level in American Sign Language through an examination administered by the American Sign Language/Interpreting program at SLCC. The signer must “demonstrate proficiency in temporal aspect, spatial agreement and in describing things around her/him and the deaf culture.”
f. Completion of WSU American Sign Language course 1020 with a grade of “C” or higher, or comparable transfer credit.
Refer to Degree Requirements of this catalog for Associate of Arts requirements. The following general education courses are required for the Technical Theatre Major: THEA 1013 CA - Introduction to Theatre (3) and COMM 1020 HU - Principles of Public Speaking (3).
Program Learning Outcomes
- Have writing skills and ability to use research tools (library, internet, etc.).
- Be able to present critical thinking through verbal and written presentations regarding the theatre. Specific areas of expertise will include major works, major figures, theory, and history.
- Have a practical, working knowledge of how to produce a play on stage, including all related performance, script, design, and technical considerations.
- Be able to critically evaluate what they and others have created.
- Develop necessary skills to be proficient in at least one area of theatre (performance, teaching, technical/design-costume, technical/design-scenery, technical/design-lighting, technical/design-sound, directing, theatre management, or playwriting), with the ability to identify, analyze and resolve specific problems pertaining to that area.
- Understand the historical context of theatre, drama, and performance including plays, major figures, costumes, scenic innovations, and theoretical approaches, and how these relate to contemporary society and culture.
- Have experience with individual and collaborative processes needed to produce and understand theatre.