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General Studies, Theatre Arts Specialization AS

Associate of Science (AS)

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The associate of science curriculum in general studies with a specialization in theatre arts is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities and seek a bachelor’s degree in theatre. This program is intended to provide students with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities. The courses in this program are specifically selected for ease of transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the associate of science degree (A.S.). 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.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. 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 and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 101 Orientation to Visual and Performing Arts Programs 1   SDV 100
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 170 Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
CST 131 Acting I 3    
History Elective 3   See Note 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
CST 132 Acting II 3 CST 131  
History Elective 3   See Note 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 5
MILESTONE: General Education Certificate (See faculty advisor)
Literature Elective 3 ENG 112 See Note 6
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 5
CST 160 Improvisation I Offered Fall only 3   CST 140
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
CST 136 Theatre Workshop 3   CST 145, CST 147, CST 149
CST 210 Theatre Aesthetics Offered Spring only 3   CST 130, CST 231, CST 232
Transfer Electives 9   See Note 7
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Students must consult with an advisor since math requirements of different majors vary by program and transfer institution.
  3. The history elective requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other HIS course approved by the student’s advisor.
  4. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 150, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, and PHY 242. Students seeking to transfer to VCU and major in Psychology should take BIO 101.
  5. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY, and SOC. Students interested in pursuing a degree in theatre education should take PSY 230.
  6. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  7. See for list of Approved Transfer Electives. Students should check with intended transfer institutions(s) regarding foreign language requirements.
  8. Related Certificate (C) – General Education
  9. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  10. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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