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Campus: Larimer Campus

Theatre Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Theatre. Students explore stage design and lighting, history, acting techniques, playwright and script skills. Career paths in theatre include acting, theatre directing, costume design and construction, stage makeup, technical direction, or arts management. Students can earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree with Theatre designation at FRCC and transfer as a junior to Colorado public four-year institutions.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
THE 108Theatre Script Analysis: GT-AH1

3

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

THE 111Acting I

3

GT- MA1MAT 120 or Any GT-MA1

3

THE 105Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1

3

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if you are planning to attend University of Colorado-Boulder in Theatre, you should consult University of Colorado-Boulder Theatre advisors regarding THE 105.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
THE 215Playwriting: GT-AH1

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

REQUIRED THE 131/132/231/232

3

THE 116Technical Theatre

3

GT- HI1Any History (GT-HI1) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

THE 211Dev of Theatre Greek-Renaissance: GT-AH1

3

GT- SSSOC 101, COM 220, or Any GT-SS

3

GT- SC1/2Any Science (GT-SC1/2) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GT- SC1Any Science (GT-SC1) Course

4

THE 212Dev Theatre Restoration - Modern: GT-AH1

3

GT- SSSOC 101, COM 220, or Any GT-SS

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

2

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and a gtPathways CO3 course (GT-CO3). 

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA). students planning to attend the University Colorado Boulder in Theatre should consult UCB theatre advisors regarding THE 105.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), students who plan to transfer to Metropolitan State University-Denver or Colorado State University-Fort Collins are advised to take COM 115. Students who plan to transfer to the University of Colorado-Boulder or to the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs may not take elective courses with the THE prefix. Students who plan to transfer to Colorado State University-Fort Collins are advised to take THE 112, MUS 120, and ART 110 as CCCS elective credits. 

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if THE 116, THE 111, THE 108, THE 212, THE 215, and THE 131, THE 132, THE 231, or THE 232 are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take two gtPathways Natural & Physical Science courses (GTSC1, GT-SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

If you take MAT 120 and/or more credits in science than are listed, it will reduce the 11 credits of electives needed. You must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.