Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook Major: Theatre, AFA

Theatre, AFA

PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in theatre, with a performance concentration. This degree is offered at the Midlothian Campus.

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree is a major in an area such as theatre, music, and visual arts that takes two years for full-time students to complete. The AFA degree is for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center. Because transfer requirements will vary based upon the intended transfer institution, students must meet with their faculty advisor to develop a schedule that best suits their goals.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Project one’s self believably in word and action into imaginary circumstances, evoked through improvisation or text, both by oneself and in an ensemble.
  2. Show competency in theatrical makeup.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of theatre history in the context of current professional practice.
  4. Communicate ideas, concepts, and requirements related to the student’s professional practice to theatre professionals and laypersons.
  5. Create a performance portfolio that demonstrates competencies in character analysis, text analysis and self-reflection.

Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes
SDV 100 - College Success Skills 1 credit
ENG 111 - College Composition I

Prerequisite(s): Qualifying placement score or test waiver.

3 credits
MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning Additional Course Options: MTH 161, MTH 263. 

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 4: Learning Support for Quantitative Reasoning

3 credits
CST 131 - Acting I 3 credits
CST 145 - Stagecraft Additional Course Options: CST 258. 3 credits
CST 210 - Theatre Aesthetics Additional Course Options: CST 130.  3 credits
ENG 112 - College Composition II

Prerequisite(s): ENG 111 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, or departmental approval.

3 credits
CST 132 - Acting II 3 credits
CST 149 - Introduction to Make-Up for the Theatre 3 credits
CST 136 - Theatre/Musical Workshop Take CST 136 twice. (6 credits) 3 credits
HIS 121 - United States History to 1877 Additional Course Options: HIS 111, HIS 122, HIS 112, PSY 200 ,PSY 230, SOC 200.  3 credits
CST 111 - Voice and Diction I 3 credits
CST 147 - Costume Construction 3 credits
CST 160 - Improvisation I Additional Course Options: CST 211, CST 140.  3 credits
CST 237 - Movement l 3 credits
PHY 101 - Introduction to Physics I Additional Course Options: ENV 121, CHM 101, BIO 101.  4 credits
CST 211 - Acting lll Additional Course Options: CST 112, CST 140, CST 161, CST 212, CST 231, CST 238.  3 credits
CST 212 - Acting lV Additional Course Options: CST 140, CST 112, CST 161, CST 211, CST 231, CST 238, FRE 101, FRE 102, FRE 201, FRE 202, SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201, SPA 202.  3 credits
CST 140 - Acting for the Camera Additional Course Options: CST 112, CST 161, CST 211, CST 212, CST 231, CST 238, CST 245, FRE 101, FRE 102, FRE 201, FRE 202, SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201, SPA 202.  3 credits
ENG 225 - Reading Literature: Culture and Ideas Additional Course Options: ENG 245, ENG 246, ENG 255, ENG 258, ENG 275.  3 credits

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 62


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

General education and major degree requirements will vary by institution and by program. Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine the best choices for transfer. Please note that some course options will have prerequisites. Some four-year programs require a foreign language.

Students transferring to programs that require a foreign language should enroll in the highest-level foreign language course for which they are prepared. Heritage or conversationally fluent speakers may enroll directly into 102. Please check with your advisor to determine the best option(s) for course substitution or if you wish to take a foreign language other than Spanish or French.

CST 136 - Theatre/Musical Workshop focuses on the major Fall or Spring production. Because each production is unique and provides requisite experience/portfolio material, students may take the course more than once for credit.