Bachelor of Arts in Drama – THA Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with the AA-T in Theatre Arts. Three lower division units in the major (TH A 130) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
TH A 205 Introduction to Technical Theatre and Design 1 2
Select One: 3
Scenery and Properties Laboratory and Crew  
Costuming and Makeup Laboratory and Crew  
Lighting and Sound Laboratory and Crew  
Select One: 3
Theatre Backgrounds: 500 B.C. - 1642  
Theatre Backgrounds: 1642 - 1900  
Theatre Backgrounds: 1900 - Present  
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer.
 
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 2 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History before transfer
 
 Units17
Second Semester
Select One: 3
Theatre Backgrounds: 500 B.C. - 1642  
Theatre Backgrounds: 1642 - 1900  
Theatre Backgrounds: 1900 - Present  
TH A 405GW Writing about Theatre - GWAR 3
Major Emphasis – Take Two 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
 Units15
Third Semester
Select One: 2
Scenery and Properties Laboratory and Crew  
Costuming and Makeup Laboratory and Crew  
Lighting and Sound Laboratory and Crew  
TH A 515 Leadership and Organization for Production 3
Major Emphasis – Take Two 6
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 2 3
 Units14
Fourth Semester
Select One: 3
Theatre Backgrounds: 500 B.C. - 1642  
Theatre Backgrounds: 1642 - 1900  
Theatre Backgrounds: 1900 - Present  
Major Core – Directing – See List 3
Major Emphasis 3
Major Emphasis 3
or University Elective if already satsified
 
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 2 3
 Units15
 Total Units61
1

TH A 205 must be taken in combination with TH A 310 or TH A 312 or TH A 313.

2

Courses approved for UD-C also satisfy emphasis requirements (Play Development, Popular Theatre, Performance).

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–18 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper division GE areas B, C, D (9 units): See Note 2 above. Check for courses that satisfy both UD GE and major requirements.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Theatre Arts are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Drama (Theatre Arts) Major:  42 Units

TH A 130 met in transfer.

  • Core (24 units)
  • Area of Emphasis (18 units) – consult with a major advisor. Four areas of emphasis are offered: Technical Theatre and Design; Play Development and Dramaturgy; Popular Theatre; Performance.

University Electives: Zero or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. in both UD GE and the major.

Major Core – Directing

TH A 340Principles of Directing3
TH A 341History of Directing3
TH A 460Play Development Workshop3
TH A 531Styles of Acting3