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Musical Theatre Associate in Arts and Certificate of Achievement

The primary focus of the Musical Theatre Program is to provide technical and practical musical theatre training in all aspects of Musical Theatre and to assist students in completing lower division requirements in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate level institutions. Secondarily the curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in professional and community theatre as they pursue their degree objectives.

Career Opportunities

Actor / Actress1
Director of Audience Development1
Production Assistant1
Song Writers2
Sound Technician1
Theatrical Agent1


Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.


Bachelor’s Degree normally recommended.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of learning and create a diverse aesthetic for Musical Theatre and its place in culture and society.
  2. Participate in high quality, accessible musical theatre productions and present them at a reasonable cost for our students and the community at large.
  3. Understand the proper artistic conduct in all academic and professional musical theatre environments.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

DANC-081ATap I1.5
DANC-095Musical Theatre Dance1.5
MUS-132Class Piano I3
or MUS-133 Class Piano II
MUS-170Class Voice2
MUS-171Class Voice2
THTR-130Acting I3
THTR-131Acting II3
THTR-205The American Musical on Stage and Screen3
THTR-234AFundamentals of Musical Theatre - Performance I3
or THTR-234B Fundamentals of Musical Theatre - Performance II
THTR-235AFundamentals of Musical Theatre - Scene/Song I3
or THTR-235B Fundamentals of Musical Theatre - Scene/Song II
Select two of the following:3
Modern I
Modern II
Modern III
Modern IV
Jazz I
Jazz II
Jazz III
Jazz IV
Ballet I
Ballet II
Ballet III
Ballet IV
Select one of the following:2
Theatre Production Practicum: Costumes I
Theatre Production Practicum: Costumes II
Theatre Production Practicum: Costumes III
Theatre Production Practicum: Costumes IV
Theatre Production Practicum: Sets I
Theatre Production Practicum: Sets II
Theatre Production Practicum: Sets III
Theatre Production Practicum: Sets IV
Theatre Production Practicum: Lighting/ Sound I
Theatre Production Practicum: Lighting/Sound II
Theatre Production Practicum: Lighting/Sound III
Theatre Production Practicum: Lighting/Sound IV
Rehearsal and Performance: Acting I
Rehearsal and Performance: Acting II
Rehearsal and Performance: Acting III
Rehearsal and Performance: Acting IV
Rehearsal and Performance: Stage Management I
Rehearsal and Performance: Stage Management II
Rehearsal and Performance: Stage Management III
Rehearsal and Performance: Stage Management IV
Rehearsal and Performance: Production Crew I
Rehearsal and Performance: Production Crew II
Rehearsal and Performance: Production Crew III
Rehearsal and Performance: Production Crew IV
Select one of the following:1
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Acting I
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Acting II
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Acting III
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Acting IV
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Construction I
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Construction II
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Construction III
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Construction IV
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Production Crew I
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Production Crew II
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Production Crew III
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Production Crew IV
Total Units31

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above under Musical Theatre core curriculum qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement. An official request must be filled with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.