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

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year 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 101 Orientation to Theatre Arts (Major Core) 3
TH A 205 Introduction to Technical Theatre and Design (Major Core) 2
Select One (Major Core): 2
Scenery and Properties Laboratory  
Costuming and Makeup Laboratory  
Lighting and Sound Laboratory  
Scenic Painting Laboratory  
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units16
Second Semester
TH A 301 Landmarks in Drama: Research and Writing for Theatre Majors (Major Core) 3
TH A 405GW Analyzing and Writing About Theatre - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Area of Focus (18 units) - Take Two 1 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
 Units15
Third Semester
TH A 217 Production Run Crew for Live Performance (Major Core) 2
TH A 401 Global Theatre History I (Major Core) 3
Area of Focus (18 units) - Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
 Units14
Fourth Semester
TH A 402 Global Theatre History II (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Leadership and Organization for Production  
Theatre Management  
Area of Focus (18 units) – Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
 Units15
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, and California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • 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 SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Drama (Theatre Arts) Major:  40-42 units

TH A 130 met before transfer - required for ADT. TH A 205 may have been met before transfer.

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

University Electives: 0 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.