Students studying Theater Arts at West get hands-on opportunities to act, direct, write, and create costumes, props and sets.
The Associate of Arts degree in Theater offers students coursework that aligns with specific lower-division major requirements at various universities within the California State University (CSU) system. Students interested in transferiing to a four-year university with a major in Theater are encouraged to visit the Transfer Center for complete information regarding transfer requirements for the institution of their choice.
Suggested course of study for Theater Arts majors (in conjunction with other AA degree requirements):
Theater 110 - History of World Theater OR
Theater 100 - Introduction to Theater
Theater 270 - Beginning Acting
Theater 233 - Play Production 3
Theater 271 - Intermediate Acting
Theater 114 - Script Analysis
Dance Techniques 111 - Ballet Techniques 1
Theater 305 - Introduction to Design for the Theater
Other Theater Courses Offered (but not required for the degree)
Theater 130 - Playwriting
Theater 265 - Movement for the Theater
Theater 232 - Play Production 2