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General Theater Major

Theater Department classes are available to students who are unable to make the time commitment necessary for the Academy. A number of classes are available to non-Academy students each semester. There is no required application or audition for departmental classes. Students interested in these classes need only register through Los Angeles City College to participate. Many departmental classes are also required as part of the regular Theatre Academy curriculum and are taught by Theatre Academy faculty.

GENERAL THEATER MAJOR - For Non-Academy - Associate in Arts Degree

Students studying in the Theater Department fall into three categories:

  1. Those who are planning to transfer to a four-year college and are taking a limited number of courses to satisfy lower division requirements.
  2. Those who are satisfying their elective and/or humanities requirements for the AA Degree.
  3. Those who are satisfying the eighteen-unit requirement for an AA Degree in Theater. No specific combination of classes is required.

Fourteen full-time and part-time faculty in Acting, Technical Theater and Costuming teach both Academy and Departmental Classes. All faculty are available to students for individual evaluation as well as career counseling and assistance during the semester.

The Theater Faculty are working professionals in all areas of theatrical performance and production. Many are active in theater organizations and programs such as Actor's Equity Association, the Southern California Educational Theatre Association, the California Educational Theatre Association, the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, and the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival. Members of the full-time Faculty are also published authors on theater, the craft of acting, and entertainment technology.