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  • Slide: 2015 production: Into the Woods

    2015 production: Into the Woods

  • Slide: 2015 production: Into the Woods

    2015 production: Into the Woods

  • Slide: 2015 production: Into the Woods

    2015 production: Into the Woods

Your dreams of being a performer and an entertainer are well understood here. In the Drama department, we will offer you training in theater production, including performance, technical and business aspects. Our courses cover the development of theater, from the early Greeks to the bright lights of Broadway.

We also meet transfer requirements to universities. With Drama, you can start a career in teaching, Community Theater, motion pictures, or television.

The Drama Department offers training, both theoretical and practical, in theatrical production, including performance, technical and business management aspects, as well as the serious study of the development of those aspects from the early Greeks up to the bright lights of Broadway.

We believe that the creativity, the personal interaction, and the excitement of participating in a performance is an experience highly valuable to any individual.

The heightened awareness of beauty and truth are carried on into the later life of the student to perhaps enable him or her to appreciate more fully what is available.

It is recommended that students intending to major in this field take all courses offered by this department, plus Communicative Arts in the Communication Studies Department. Introductory music, art, and dramatic literature courses would also be valuable.

Transfer major requirements in Drama are available in the Counseling Center. Students should consult a counselor and the appropriate college catalog for other transfer requirements. Catalogs of California and out-of-state colleges are located in the Library and the Counseling Center.

Positions for which four-year graduates in Drama are qualified are teaching, community theater, television, motion pictures, and professional theatre.

Theater Arts for Transfer

AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T) program provides students with a strong foundation in Theatre Arts. Upon completion of the program, students will identify and recall the historical development, common practices, and terminology of Western theatre; analyze texts from a performance point of view; communicate clearly and coherently in oral and written forms; collaborate harmoniously and effectively with others as a well-prepared member of the team; and participate effectively in a theatrical production.

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts, Performing Arts, or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Students earning an associate degree for transfer and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing within the CSU system. Students are also given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:

  • completion of all courses required for the major with grades of “C” or better; and
  • completion of the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Theater Arts

A.A. Degree

Stagecraft Skills


You will learn to build scenery and props in the technical theater. Construction, painting, lighting, and working backstage are all vital to a successful performance. We’ll teach you the terms and procedure needed to keep things going smoothly backstage. Learn to communicate and participate as members of a production team.

Costuming Skills


If you enjoy making theater characters come to life without having to stand in the spotlight, then this is the place for you. Costuming skills will give you the know-how to build period costumes and create visual characters working as a cutter, stitcher or makeup artist. You will also learn about use of color, different fabrics and finishes, and basic sewing techniques used for the stage.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Verbal and written evaluation: Differentiate and evaluate verbally or in written form a work of art (his or her own art, the work of other students, and/or historical works of art) in terms of technical and aesthetic success and historical/cultural references
  • Analyze, invent and construct solution: Analyze problem, formulate/invent idea then execute and use appropriate techniques to build or construct a solution/project that meets assignment criteria.
  • Best Studio Practices: Practice and demonstrate appropriate, safe and sustainable studio/lab practices, when inventing and producing solutions, to meet assigned project criteria.
  • Visual Literacy: Use both pre-compiled knowledge and devise alternative knowledge structures to demonstrate understanding of works of art. Identify, analyze, and/or create images and objects which may contain multiple meanings and ways of communicating.
  • Historical: Identify and analyze the achievements and contributions of significant artists and cultures throughout history.


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    Rocklin, CA 95677

Debra Hammond Department Chair, Instructor, Drama

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  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Scott Adams Instructor, Drama

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  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Mr. Adams brings over twenty years of experience in the field of theatre arts education and performance specializing in actor training in the... More

John Deaderick Part-time Instructor, Drama

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  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Rodger Hoopman Part-time Instructor, Drama

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  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

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