Theatre Arts - AA

Caine College of the Arts

About This Degree

This is a stand alone associate degree, offered only on the USU Eastern campus, designed with the student experience in mind.

This degree will provide the student with performance training and technical experience to enter the entertainment industry or continue their education and training at a four year institution such as USU.

What You Will Learn

This degree focuses on a general training in all areas of theatre with courses in performance techniques such as auditions, acting styles, script analysis, and stage makeup. Along with technical production training in stage lighting, sound reinforcement, stagecraft, stage management and scene painting. Students who complete the course work for this associate of arts degree will also come away with direct hands on training and experience in all aspects of theatre production and performance.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

An associate degree in Theatre Arts may lead to the following careers:

  • Stage crew
  • Lighting technician
  • Sound technician
  • Stage manager
  • Actor

Job Outlook



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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USU Locations

*This degree is available at various USU locations.


Admission Requirements

USU Eastern is an open admission campus. Scholarships are available for all students at the campus and department levels. Department scholarships are awarded based on audition or interview requirements. Deadlines and requirements for admission and scholarships are as listed in USU catalogs and websites.

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