Jun 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Pathway, A.A.

Return to: Fine Arts   

Study in theatre offers exposure to creative dramatic expression, primarily in front of live audiences. It involves study of all types of artistic performance - in theaters, educational institutions, on TV, in movies and outdoors. Areas of specialization include acting, directing, theatre history and criticism, playwriting, design, theatre technology, theatre studies (education) and creative drama.

Perimeter College’s guided pathway in Theatre offers small class size, professional theatre faculty and “on the job” training as well as work on high-quality theatrical productions. Students are well-prepared for further college study or entry into the job market. Studying theatre allows students to develop the artistic depth and professional knowledge needed for pursuing careers in theatrical professions, non-profits, higher education and commercial enterprises.

Employers find theatre-trained applicants are valuable employees because they’re often energetic, enthusiastic and able to work under pressure. They generally have polished communications and human relations skills, and they’re experienced at working as members of a team toward a common goal. Most important, theatre graduates have developed self-confidence based on their experience of meeting difficult challenges.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E: Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

  • Area A: Essential Skills 
  • Area B: Institutional Foundations 
  • Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences 
  • Area E: Social Science


Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)

Required Courses (13 Credit Hours)

Select four hours from the following (4 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following

Select additional elective courses to complete 18 credit hours in Area F

  • THEA 1701 or THEA 1702 may each be taken two times for credit or once each if both courses are taken for credit.
Recommended for students wanting to study Performance

Recommended for students wanting to study Technical Theatre