Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Theatre

The Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use. For more information see our Theatre Program page.

General Education Core (31 – 32 SHC) SHC = Semester Hours Credit The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences and mathematics; and English composition.

Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)* All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Theatre (A10800)
Course Requirements for Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Theatre

Curriculum Code: A10800

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry (3 SHC)
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc (3 SHC)

Communications & Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

Two courses from two discipline areas are required.
One course must be a literature course.
ENG 231, 232, 241, or 242
Two additional courses from the following discipline areas are required:
ART 111, 114, 115
COM 231
MUS 110, 112
PHI 215, 240

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)

Three courses from three discipline areas are required.

One course must be a history course.
HIS 111, 112, 131, 132
Two courses from following discipline areas are required:
ECO 251, 252
POL 120
PSY 150
SOC 210

Mathematics (3 – 4 SHC)

One course is required.
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (3 SHC)
MAT 152 Statistical Methods (4 SHC)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

One course (4 SHC) must be selected from the following.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
GEL 111 Geology (4 SHC)
PHY 110/110A Conceptual Physics/Lab (4 SHC)

OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (16 SHC)

Theatre
The following courses are required
DRA 211 Theatre History I (3 SHC)
DRA 212 Theatre History II (3 SHC)
Choose one track
Acting Track (9 SHC)
DRA 130 Acting I (3 SHC)
DRA 135 Acting for the Camera (3 SHC)
DRA 170 Play Production I (3 SHC)
Technical Track (9 SHC)
DRA 140 Stagecraft I (3 SHC)
DRA 141 Stagecraft II (3 SHC)
DRA 170 Play Production I (3 SHC)
Academic Transition (1 SHC)
The following course is required
ACA 122 College Transfer Success (1 SHC)
An additional 12 – 14 SHC should be selected from the UGETC courses, the additional general education courses, or the courses listed below. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and receiving university.
The following courses are recommended.
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre (3 SHC)
DRA 120 Voice for Performance (3 SHC)
DRA 130 Acting I (3 SHC)
DRA 131 Acting II (3 SHC)
DRA 171 Play Production II (3 SHC)
DRA 260 Directing (3 SHC)

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60 – 61*

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

*All Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses will transfer for equivalency credit to each of the sixteen constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina under the provisions of the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.