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Associate Degree for Transfer in Theatre Arts

Riverside City College
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Associate Degree for Transfer in Theatre Arts

Theatre is a collective endeavor requiring individual achievement. A single production brings together the skills of playwriters, performers, designers, and experts in scene construction and lighting. Theatre may be the most comprehensive of all the arts, and the most challenging and exciting. While a college degree will not guarantee you a career in theatre, it is the best way to prepare yourself for this highly competitive job market. A college degree with at least one theatre-related internship, experience working in the field along with your enthusiasm, positive attitude, and perseverance will set you apart from others. While many theatre majors proceed to careers in the theatre and associated fields, their study may also lead them to success in such fields as teaching, arts management, public relations, and drama therapy, to name a few. Completion of the Theatre Arts: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) system. For transfer to a UC, please consult with a counselor for additional courses t hat may be needed. The Theatre Arts program map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer requirements.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

  • Guidance 47 or 48 or Kinesiology 4 or 35
  • Math 25
  • Communication Studies 9/9H
  • Theatre 25 or 32
  • Theatre 3
  • Threatre 5 or 6 - To prepare for auditions and be competitive should take 3 - 4 times
  • English 1A or 1AH
  • Sociology 1/1H or 10 or Psychology 9
  • Political Science 21
  • Theatre 33 or 41 or 44 or 46 or 48
  • Theatre 5 or 6 - To prepare for auditions and be competitive should take 3 - 4 times
  • English 1B or 1BH
  • Anthropology 1
  • Theatre 25 or 32 (whichever was not taken in term 1)
  • Theatre 9 (This is for UC transfers only or if CSU Theatre 33 or 41 or 44 or 46 or 48)
  • Dance 6/6H or Art 6/6H or Music 19 or 25 or 26 or 89
  • AHS 4 or FTV 12 or Humanities 5 or 9 or 16
  • Dance Activity
  • Geography 1/1H and 1L
  • History 6/6H or 7/7H or 14 or 15
  • Theatre 33 or 41 or 44 or 46 or 48

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tution fees: $394 per unit for international students.

Career paths

  • Project Manager
  • Actor
  • Audiobook Narrator
  • Production Coordinator
  • Director
  • Designer
  • Multimedia Specialists
  • Television Executive
  • Professor

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

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Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave
92880 Riverside California
United States of America (USA)

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