Theatre & Drama

Degree Type: 

Associate of Arts Degree
Theatre and Drama Associate of Arts Degree

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • Transfer
    Transfer Degree

This program results in the Associate of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts - Theatre and Drama Specialization, which prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria. This program also serves the needs of artists who wish to improve their skills and broaden their knowledge in the fine arts. 

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Drama Teacher
  • Performer
  • Producer

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
SDV 101 First Year Success
ITE 119 Information Literacy / 3 Credit Hours
CST 131 Acting I / 3 Credit Hours
Theatre/Drama Electives
Foreign Language Electives
Health or Physical Ed Electives
Mathematics Electives
Humanities Elective
Social Science Electives
Science with Laboratory Electives

Additional Program Information: 

Graduation Requirement

Students entering all transfer degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved Writing Intensive Courses are specified with a "WI" section designation.


  • Theatre/Drama Elective:  Students should complete a full year of theatre and drama courses.  Courses for theater/drama are CST 131-132, CST 136, CST 145,  and CST 130.
  • Foreign Language Elective:  Students who have satisfactorily completed two years of foreign language in high school may test for advanced placement into the second year of the foreign language.
  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, and Science w/Laboratory Electives can be found in the PDF icon Theatre and Drama Degree Requirements
  • Foreign Language or Elective:  Students should complete drama/theatre course work designed to match their area of interest and transfer requirements.  Students who wish to transfer to the University of Virginia or the College of William and Mary need to take a foreign language through the 202 level.

Printable PDF icon Theatre and Drama Degree Requirements