Theatre Associate in Arts

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Arts
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201
Faculty Contact
Thomas Berryman: 313-317-1511,, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-139

Program Description


Provides a sound basis for understanding the theory and practice of acting, directing, or technical aspects of the theatrical arts. Offers experiences designed to prepare successful students for acceptance into acting and technical theatre schools in the United States and abroad.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Write research papers and reviews using writing skills and research methods in the field of theatre arts.
  2. Evaluate theatre productions using standardized criteria.
  3. Describe the historical context of theatre, including how it relates to contemporary society and culture.
  4. Perform, direct, manage, or design a theatrical production.
  5. Work collaboratively to produce a theatrical production.
  6. Demonstrate the correct use of the specialized vocabulary within the theatrical arts.
  7. Apply time management skills to accomplish theatrical production tasks.

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any one, from a different discipline (other than THEA).
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two, including one with laboratory experience, from different disciplines.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements


Complete additional 100-level, or higher, credits to complete this degree.

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2021 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.