Program Overview

The Cañada College Theatre Arts Department presents a program rich in depth and diversity. Students pursuing a career in the theatre arts or simply desiring creative expression will find in the drama department a wide array of relevant and exciting courses, as well as an extensive opportunity to put their developing knowledge and talent to work in both the creative and technical aspects of production. Students have the opportunity to perform, direct, design, build, crew, and manage both live productions and radio plays.

The Cañada Theatre Arts Department can point with satisfaction to a significant and steadily growing number of its former students who go on to professional stage, film, and television work as performers, producers, and technicians - and also to the many gratified amateurs.


AA Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 9 units Units
DRAM 140 Introduction to the Theatre 3 units
DRAM 200 Acting I: Acting For the Stage and the Camera 3 units
DRAM 305 Technical Production I 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 12 units from the following:
Group A, complete 3 units from the following: Units
DRAM 233 Introduction to New Play Development 3 units
DRAM 300.1 Rehearsal and Performance I 3 units
Group B, complete 9 units from the following: Units
DRAM 101 History of Theatre 3 units
DRAM 150 Script Analysis 3 units
DRAM 151 Introduction to Shakespeare I 3 units
DRAM 160 Latin American Theatre 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 21

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.