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Theater Concentration

Associate of Fine Arts

Study acting and theater production while preparing to transfer to a 4-year university. 

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

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Work as an actor or in performance production.

Academic Options: Transfer to a university to complete a bachelor's degree.

Program Requirements

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. * Select courses to fulfill the I and G requirements.**

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts *** 0-3
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6-9
Other Requirements 0-6
Subtotal 29

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
THE 104 Voice and Movement for the Actor 3
THE 105 Theater Appreciation 3
THE 111 Stagecraft 3
THE 113 Stagecraft Crew 1
THE 125 Theater Production 2
THE 140 History of Theater to the 18th Century 3
THE 149 Introduction to Acting I 3
THE 151 Introduction to Acting II 3
THE 220 Stage Lighting 3
THE 245 Principles of Dramatic Structure [SUN# THE 2220] 3
Elective Any transferable THE course 3
Subtotal 30

Core Options

Complete one of the following options

Option 1
THE 118 Basic Theater Graphics 3
THE 223 Scene Design 3
Option 2
THE 250 Intermediate Acting I 3
THE 251 Intermediate Acting II 3
Subtotal 6
Total 65

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Humanities and Fine Arts – see note below; I/C/G requirement - THE 105 fulfills the C requirement.2

** Select courses so that at least one course is marked "I" (intensive writing) and one is marked "G" (global awareness).  Note that a single course may fulfill both requirements.

*** Humanities and Fine Arts: THE 105 and 140 fulfill the minimum requirement.  Complete another course from this category or from the Other Requirements category.