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Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts Specialization AA

Associate of Arts (AA)

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The associate of arts curriculum in liberal arts with a specialization in theatre arts is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities and seek a bachelor’s degree in theatre, particularly in programs that require foreign language as part of their general education requirements.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 101 Orientation to Visual and Performing Arts Programs 1   SDV 100
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 170 Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics or MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
CST 131 Acting I 3    
Foreign Language (101) 4   See Note 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 7
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
CST 132 Acting II 3 CST 131  
Foreign Language (102) 4   See Note 3
History Elective 3   See Note 4
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 6
Literature Elective 3 ENG 112 See Note 5
History Elective 3   See Note 4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 7
MILESTONE: General Education Certificate (See faculty advisor)
CST 210 Theatre Aesthetics Offered Spring only 3   CST 130, CST 231, CST 232
Foreign Language (201) 3   See Note 3
Transfer Elective 3    
CST 136 Theatre Workshop 3   CST 145, CST 147, CST149
Foreign Language (202) 3   See Note 3
Health/Physical Education Elective 1    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Students must consult with an advisor since math requirements of different majors vary by program and transfer institution.
  3. Students must demonstrate competency in a foreign language through the 202 level by completing appropriate courses and/or examinations. Placement in foreign
    language is by SAT II Subject Test score or departmental recommendation. Students who are not required to take introductory level courses must substitute other
    approved transfer electives. See Note 8.
  4. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 150, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, and PHY 242.
  5. The history elective requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other HIS course approved by the
    student’s advisor.
  6. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  7. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by taking an approved transfer course with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY, and SOC. Students interested in pursuing a degree in theatre education should take PSY 230.
  8. Students should consult with prospective four-year transfer institutions to determine degree requirements when selecting electives. See for list of Approved Transfer Electives.
  9. Related Certificate (C) – General Education
  10. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler– SIS.
  11. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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