Theater Arts - A.A. Degree

Turn your passion for acting into a career!

Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

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This option prepares students for transfer to a four-year college with a major in Theater and Educational Theater. This option serves as a basis for careers in television, motion pictures, stage and commercial or educational dramatic endeavors. Students are given the opportunity to contribute to and work on SCCC productions and workshops. In addition, the students are given the opportunity to attend professional productions off campus.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Stage a scene or monologue.
  • Develop and perform on stage a character from a script or from improvisation.
  • Work as part of an ensemble to perform in and/or to do the technical preparations to produce a play.
  • Identify critical aspects of dramatic literature and theater history.
  • Examine and critique theatre performances.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH900 Math Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
THEA102 Acting I 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
THEA208 or
THEA209
History of Theater I**
or History of Theater II
3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
COMS110 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
THEA103 Acting II** 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
ENGL201 Effective Speaking 3
MATH106 Mathematical Concepts 3
HIST000 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
PHIL000 Philosophy Gen Ed Requirement* 3
THEA120 Performance and Production I 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - Second Year
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
SOCA215 Perspectives on Race, Gender, Class & Culture 3
THEA110 Theater Workshop I 3
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College Catalog.

Philosophy General Education courses

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College catalog.

PHIL110

Philosophy and the Meaning of Life

3

Social Science General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Social Science General Education courses in the College catalog.

PSYC101

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOCA101

Introduction to Sociology

3

** Course only offered in Spring

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.