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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this pre-major; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Use the fillable AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide  with the information below to plan your path to completing this pre-major. 
  • Click on “print degree planner” for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your pre-major. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Where does my path start?

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

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.

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:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 .

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, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

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: DRMA& 101  and DRMA 144 .

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).

Where can I go for help?

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm 5229

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Career Planning


Drama/Theatre Arts Faculty Advisors

Duygu Monson
206-546-4640 dmonson@shoreline.edu Rm 4109

Tony Doupé
206-546-5829 tdoupé@shoreline.edu Rm 4108

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 http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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