Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)
This two-year pathway is designed for students that wish to obtain an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement degree with a concentration in Drama. The courses in this pathway focus on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Students will study major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, musical theater, schools of dance, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.
Completion of this program is designed to prepare students for further education in Drama at a four-year college or university.
Estimated Length of Completion
|Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)
|Full time : 6
You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.
Before Quarter One
Step 1: Apply and register at Seattle Central College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.
Step 2: See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.
Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List
A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start and college placement, but you can begin in any quarter and start at any placement level.
Note about the sample schedule: Classes are offered in various formats such as online (e-learning) and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.
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- Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor in Starfish to discuss your academic goals and to create a short-term educational plan
- Visit the Learning Support and Tutoring Center for tutoring
- Drop by the Library to get help with research; check out resources; access computers and study space; and create media projects
- Research and develop a list of four-year colleges and universities
- Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
- Apply for the Seattle Colleges Foundation Scholarship and other scholarships
- Create long-term educational plan with your assigned advisor
- Research and contact Drama departments at potential universities
- Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
- Attend transfer day at prospective university
- Write your personal statement for university applications
- Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships
- Look for summer internships such as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs).
- Plan to participate in the transfer student events at prospective universities
- Apply for FAFSA or WASFA at transfer university
- Ask for letters of recommendation (if needed)
Tuition and Funding
Need help paying for college?
To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit Central's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.
A Drama pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include:
- Broadcast presenter
- Community arts worker
- Drama Therapist
- Runner, broadcasting/film/video
- Theatre director
- Theatre stage manager
A Bachelor’s degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/. To discuss additional careers options, speak with faculty once you begin classes or contact the Career Exploration Center. CareerServicesCenter@seattlecolleges.edu or 206.934.4383
Future Education Opportunities
Once you complete this Associate degree, additional education opportunities include, but are not limited to:
A Bachelor’s degree in Drama, Theater, Set Design, or a related field at a four-year college or university.
Seattle Central College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Drama from Central have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a Central advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. You can use the College Navigator search engine found at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to find Drama programs in Washington state or around the country.
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For more information, contact
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Advising hours and services: seattlecentral.edu/campus-life/student-support-and-services/transfer-and-career-advising/meet-advisor
Schedule phone and Zoom appointments: Starfish
Email and phone: AdvisorCentral@seattlecolleges.edu/ 206.934.4068/ 206.934.4068
Location: Broadway Campus BE1102D