A.A. Degree

Seminole State's Theatre Program helps students seamlessly transition into a bachelor's degree program at one of Florida's four-year institutions.

Theatre students will complete the common prerequisite courses for an upper-division performing arts major as part of their general Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program. After graduating from Seminole State, they can continue their studies at a state college or university with junior standing.

Why Choose Theatre at Seminole State?

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  • Seminole State gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on theatre production experience, working side- by-side with your instructors, peers and accomplished theatre professionals from the Central Florida area.
  • Our curriculum parallels the first two years of a four-year degree program. Your course credits will be accepted for most college and university bachelor's programs.
  • Smaller class sizes allow you to benefit from individual attention and instruction. Our highly experienced faculty members provide direction and encouragement to help you reach your full potential.
  • Selected studies give you unique learning opportunities and a chance to broaden the range of your education. Topics include playwriting, lighting and sound and stage management.
  • Working with local and national organizations allows Seminole State's Center for Fine and Performing Arts to remain on the cutting edge of theatre technology and current trends. Seminole State is proud of our relationship with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, SETC, USITT and Central Florida Performing Arts Alliance.

How Do I prepare for a bachelor's degree in theatre?

Seminole State offers prerequisite courses that prepare A.A. degree students for the following performing arts major:

What career opportunities are available in theatre?

Seminole State's Theatre Program can help prepare you for a variety of career paths, including:

  • Performance
  • Stage management and production
  • Set, lighting, sound and makeup design
  • Scriptwriting
  • Technical theatre
  • Musical theatre
  • Dramaturgy
  • Education
  • Communications, marketing and public relations

Visit the Seminole State Career Development Center for more information on career possibilities and assistance with job placement.

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