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Dramatic Arts
Associate in Arts


The Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in Dramatic Arts meets the needs of students interested in acting, or technical theater work who intend either to complete a two-year program or to transfer to a four-year institution.

This course work can provide an important supplement to the work of those who plan to major in the humanities and social sciences. Dramatic experience brings insights into the complex motivation for human behavior.

For students who plan to become educators, particularly those interested in elementary and secondary school teaching, courses in drama can provide insight into methods of teaching and learning through "language arts."

If you intend to transfer to a four-year program at a college or university in Washington State you should see the drama advisor for information on special requirements, if any, for that school. This information may have a bearing on courses you choose to satisfy distribution requirements.

A maximum of 15 credits in DRMA 100 may be credited toward an Associate in Arts Degree. Up to 5 credits of Drama may be used as Humanities distribution credits.

Program Outcomes:

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-14 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

DRMA 107 Beginning Acting (H) 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

DRMA& 101 Intro to Theatre (H) 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
ENGL 204 Intro to Shakespeare (H) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

DRMA 108 Intermediate Acting (H) 5
DRMA 110 Stage Makeup 3
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Elective 3-5
  Total Credits 16-18

Fall Quarter, Second Year

Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
Quantitative Skills (M) 5
Science Distribution (S) 5
Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, Second Year

ENGL& 114 Intro to Dramatic Lit (H) 5
  Elective* 3-5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 14-16

Spring Quarter, Second Year

DRMA 201 Advanced Acting (H) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 3-5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 13-15

*Recommended offerings include DRMA 115 and DRMA 120.

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

Updated 2014