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Technical Theater for Social Justice

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

Intiman Theatre and Seattle Central College have partnered to offer an Associate Arts degree program, emphasis in Technical Theatre for Social Justice (TTSJ). As an associate degree direct transfer agreement (AA-DTA), you will be eligible to transfer to a four-year college or university if you so choose. The emphasis is noted on your transcript ...

Intiman Theatre and Seattle Central College have partnered to offer an Associate Arts degree program, emphasis in Technical Theatre for Social Justice (TTSJ). As an associate degree direct transfer agreement (AA-DTA), you will be eligible to transfer to a four-year college or university if you so choose. 

The emphasis is noted on your transcript and for students interested in careers behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. Coursework and hands-on training in technical theatre and film elements includes costume fabrication, stage lighting, projections, audio engineering, carpentry, and scenic painting, while studying topics such as contemporary moral problems, principles of environmental sustainability and applied social and cultural change. The AA-TTSJ emphasis follows a two-year pathway. Students are encouraged to apply directly with Intiman Theatre <> and begin the emphasis coursework in fall quarter.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90-94

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

90-94 Units

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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Quarter 1
To-Do List
To-Do List
  • 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
Introduction to Theatre
5 units
Intro to Technical Theater
5 units
English Composition I
5 units
Orientation to College
3 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
To-Do List
Tech Theatre Skills I
5 units
Composition II
5 units
Intercultural Communication
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
To-Do List
  • Consider Student Leadership positions and other on-campus jobs
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines
  • Meet with Transfer Center advisor to determine transfer eligibility
Technical Theatre Skills II
5 units
Quantitative Reasoning
Choose a course
5 units
Contemporary Moral Problems
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
To-Do List
  • Create long-term educational plan with your assigned advisor
  • Research and contact major departments at potential universities
  • Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
  • Attend transfer day at prospective university
  • Write your personal statement for university applications
Applied Social Change
5 units
Intro to Env Science W/ Lab
5 units
AME200 or AME201
Choose a course
5 units
Internship with Intiman Theatre 1
Work Exp: Humanities
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
To-Do List
  • 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)
Principles Envs Sustainability
5 units
Natural World and Integrated Studies
Choose a Course
- units
Communication or Drama Course
Choose a course
5 units
Internship with Intiman Theatre 2
Work Exp: Soc. Science
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
To-Do List
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or Natural World
Choose a course
Internship with Intiman Theatre 3
Choose a Course
2 units

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Tuition and Funding

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2024-25.

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.

Learn more about the estimated cost of attendance and general fees to attend college.

Career Opportunities

You'll work with a Tony-Award winning theatre and learn from working professionals who have years of experience in the field. The program offers hands-on learning, where you'll work as an apprentice on Intiman productions. Plus, the program is much more affordable than traditional colleges and most Seattle Central students are awarded grants and scholarships to study with us. Finally, the program has direct connections with local IATSE unions. 

IATSE is a labor union representing over 140,000 technicians, artisans and crafts persons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production and trade shows in the United States. IATSE stands for the "International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Movie Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada."

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 to find Drama programs in Washington state or around the country.

Additional Information

Learn more about Intiman Theatre

Intiman Theatre is a professional theater company in Seattle, Washington that was founded in 1972. Intiman won the 2006 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the 2018 Gregory Award for Outstanding Musical and a 2019 Mayor's Award.

Intiman Theatre produces work that is surprising, relevant and encourages conversation, activism and a personal connection between the theatre and its audiences. Intiman supports diverse voices and unique collaborations that allow audiences to experience worlds that are different from their own, and then make a connection back to themselves through dialogue both at the theatre and in the community. In all of its activities, Intiman remains dedicated to making well-crafted work that speaks to our times. For more information, go to:

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Area of Study

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