Theatre Degrees & Certificates


A.A. Degree and Certificates of Competence and Completion

The degree or certificate provides students with a comprehensive foundation in theatre, history, practice of theatre, and entertainment lighting. This is fulfilled through a structured program of theatre study in the areas of history, dramatic literature, acting, performance, technical theatre, entertainment lighting, and related crafts. Students will demonstrate their proficiency through acting competency, public performance, research papers, essays, class projects, and technical crew assignments. Program assessment is measured by public performances, program completion, transferability, and periodic program review. Students qualify to pursue a variety of theatre and entertainment related careers and advanced degree options.

El Camino College Major Requirements

Complete the Following:
Theatre 1, 4, 14A, 14B, 84, 90, 94;

Plus three units from:
Theatre 70abcd or 97abcd (with a minimum of 1 unit from Theatre 97abcd);
And 2 to 3 units from:
Theatre 15abcd, 16abcd, 20ab, 22ab, 30, 34ab, 36, 40A, 40B, 88, 92

Total Units: 26-27

Certificate of Competence - Entertainment Lighting Technology

Coursework must be completed with a grade average of B or better.

Complete the Following:
Theatre 84, 90, 195,

Plus two semesters of:
Theatre 97abcd,

And one semester of:

Theatre 190ab, 191ab, 192ab, 193ab, and 194ab

Total Units: 21

Certificate of Completion - Entertainment Lighting Technology

A Certificate of Completion will be granted to the student who completes the same requirements as that of the Certificate of Competence with a grade average of C or better.

Preparation for the Transfer Major

For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.