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Theatre Arts, A.A.

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Associate in Arts Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5610
NYSED Code: 30558

Program Description

The Theatre Arts program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in the theatre, with its related performance, design, and technical fields, through an integrated combination of academic and production experience. While serving students through career preparation and enrichment through a diversity of courses and productions, the Theatre Arts program is also dedicated to enhancing the cultural life of the campus and the larger community. Students who complete the Theatre Arts program earn an Associate in Arts degree, which prepares students for transfer to programs at four‐year institutions.

Employment Potential

Actors, directors, theater technicians, stage managers, designers of costumes, scenery, lights, and sound, and over 60 additional creative and managerial job opportunities are to be found in the theater and the entertainment industry of television and film. Students completing a Theatre Arts degree will be well prepared for entry‐level positions in the field or for continued study in any four‐year undergraduate program.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Admissions 1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022


Semester Credits 15‐16

Semester Credits 16

Semester Credits 4

Third Semester/Fall

Semester Credits 15‐17

Semester Credits 15

Total Credits 61‐64

*Production Participation (THE 109  is available to students 1cr per semester up to 4cr) & Summer Musical Theater Participation courses are optional but Theater Arts majors, may by advisement, select these courses as well as courses offered as part of SUNY Ulster’s Artist-in‐Residence Program, which brings artists of renown to teach credit courses as a major course elective or select a course from the major elective courses listed below.


Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements .

All first time college students matriculated in a degree program, including Early College students, former Collegian students now attending the College and students with no prior college experience, are required to take the one-credit FYE 101  course.

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