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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drama/Theatre Arts Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Drama or Theatre Arts.

Drama/Theatre Arts is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Education.

Where can I go for help?

Drama/Theatre Arts Faculty Advisors

Duygu Monson
206-546-4640 Rm 4109
Alicia Zweifach
206-546-6639 Rm 5324
Tony Doupé
206-546-5829 tdoupé Rm 4108

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm 5229

Career Planning

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University
Cornish College of the Arts
Eastern Washington University
Gonzaga University
Pacific Lutheran University
Saint Martin’s University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
The Evergreen State College
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington - Seattle
Western Washington University
Whitman College
Whitworth University

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education - 20 Credits

Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120  

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising,

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CINEM 201 , MUSC 154 , MUSC 155 , MUSC 156 , MUSC 164 , MUSC 165 , MUSC 166 .

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses:

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences .

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits

Recommended: DRMA 145 , DRMA 146 , DRMA 156 , DRMA 157 , DRMA 207 , DRMA 208 , DRMA 209 , DRMA 225 , DRMA 226 , DRMA 234 , DRMA 235 , DRMA 255 CINEM 201 , MUSC 154  MUSC 155  MUSC 156  MUSC 164  MUSC 165  MUSC 166 .

Students may choose up to 15 credits of restricted Drama electives to apply toward the degree: DRMA 155 , DRMA 156 , DRMA 157 , DRMA 244 , DRMA 245 , DRMA 246 .

A maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education.

Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted).

What is Drama/Theatre Arts?

The study of Drama and Theatre Arts encompasses knowledge of dramatic literature, the history of theatrical production, theatrical performance and the role of theatre arts in society. Students learn to analyze, interpret and critique dramatic literature and performances. In addition, students often specialize in a specific area of theatrical study as described below.

Areas of Study in Drama: Theater Performance, Dramatic Literature and Traditions, Craft of Acting, Theatrical Production, Stage Design, Costume Design, Experimental Theater, Lighting, Playwriting, and Directing.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama/Theater?

Students majoring in Drama and Theatre develop the knowledge and skills that apply to a variety of careers and work environment. Graduates often enter the world of theatre, television, film, and digital media production to work as actors, performers, playwrights, directors, writers and designers. Knowledge of drama and theatre can also transfer into other professions such as teaching, business, public relations, journalism, fundraising, advertising, marketing and sales.

Potential employers include: Community and regional theaters, touring companies, television and film studios, radio stations, amusement parks, arts councils, public and private schools, colleges and universities, performing arts centers, businesses and industry, publishing companies, newspapers and magazines, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. For more, please visit

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