Theater Arts Program

This program fulfills typical lower-division requirements at four-year institutions. Some variation in requirements may exist at a particular four-year college or university; therefore it is essential that the student also refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution and consult a counselor.

Courses Offered

Acting I, Acting II, Theater History, Modern American Theater, Fundamentals of Stage Speech, Children’s Theater, One-Acts, Musical Theater, Improvisation, Film to Stage, Film as Communication, Intro to Technical Theater, Technical Theater, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Theater Management, and Bay Area Theater Appreciation and more! Check the college catalogue for the most up to date information!

“Every day I learn something new about my craft, whether it's through performances or classes. I fall in love with what I do more and more. Acting isn't easy, it's hard work." - Abby P.

Helpful Information for Current and Prospective Students

Theater Major Advising Packet **Updated 4/25/2015**

Announcing our NEW DEGREE - Technical Theater Certificate of Achievement

AA Degree for Transfer FAQ Sheet

AA Degree For Transfer Presentation

Priority Registration Info (to help you get the classes you need!)

Careers in the Theater Arts


Certificate of Achievement (Stage Technician)

The Las Positas College Technical Theater Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level occupations as a theater technician in educational, community, and resident theater venues. Technical theater technicians may work on set construction, carpentry, sound systems, lighting design, light board operation, stage lighting, scenery costumes, props, and various degrees of entry level management positions, such as house management and stage management. This program prepares students, through coursework and hands on experience, for work in technical theater. The certificate includes a wide range of topics designed to give students basic skills and knowledge to work behind the scenes in theater and other venues. This certificate can also serve as the first step in completing the Associate in Arts for Theater for Transfer to a four year college or university, where students can complete a degree in a specialized or generalized field of theatrical study.

What does the CTE Acheviement Certifcate program do for me?

• Acts as a step in the progress towards your AD-T (AA) degree and onward!

• Estimated timeline for completion is just 2 short semesters!

• We do the leg work to try and get you internships and entry level positions in the techncial theater field, freeing you up to earn money in the fields you love while you move forward with your AD-T (AA) degree!

Associates Degree (For Transfer)

The Associate in Arts for Theater for Transfer (AA-T) major is designed to provide knowledge, training, and practical experience in all aspects of theater arts. The benefit of transfer admission with junior status to the CSU and UC schools is of immeasurable value for our students. The ability to save money, work towards their major, and gain training and skill in a personalized environment such as ours, will only serve to better prepare them as artists and academics.This degree follows a specific state mandated curriculum in order to make transferability easier for students.

What does the Associate Degree for Transfer program do for me?

• Creates an Associate Degree for Transfer that guarantees your admission with junior standing to the California State University system.

• Defines this associate degree as having 60 transferrable units that include a minimum of 18 units in a major or area of emphasis and an approved general education curriculum (either IGETC or GE Breadth).

• Provides you with priority admission consideration to your local California State University campus and to a program or major that is similar to the major or area of emphasis you studied at your community college.

• Prohibits the California State University from requiring you to repeat courses that are similar to those completed at your community college as part of your Associate Degree for Transfer.

• Prohibits the California State University from requiring you to take more than 60 units to complete a 120-unit baccalaureate degree.

• Reduces the need to take unnecessary courses, thereby shortening your time to degree completion and reducing your costs at the community college and California State University.

• Eliminates confusion caused by different and shifting major preparation requirements that can vary by each California State University campus.

• Even if you do not complete or have to delay finishing your bachelor’s degree, you'll still have an associate degree and no one can take that from you. It can significantly increase your earning potential and provide you with the skills employers are looking for in this difficult economy.


Associates Degree

Similar to the AA for Transfer Degree, the AA at LPC degree allows students to graduate in 2-3 years with an associate’s degree in theater. The course work for this degree, though generally the same as the AA-T degree, allows students to focus some of their time it the theater program more specifically on areas of theater related to their own interest, from one of the following: Technical Theater, Performance/Acting, of Theater History/Theory. Students are given the opportunity to hand craft the program that most interests them.


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