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Associate in Arts (Theatre)

The Associate in Arts (Theatre) program is a craft-oriented program designed to train prospective theatre practitioners in the creative industries. 

Students enrolled in the AA (Theatre) program must complete a total of 75 units consisting of 18 units of GE courses, 24 units of core courses, 24 units of major Theatre courses, 6 units of non-Theatre elective courses, and 3 units of a legislated course.

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Application Process for A.Y. 2022-2023

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Applications for the Associate in Arts (Theatre) program is now officially open to all aspiring artists and theatre practitioners!
Download the application packet containing the program brief, application procedure, and requirements HERE:


𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗔.𝗬. 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮-𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
With the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) still in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are migrating the AA(T) application process to online platforms.

Submission of the Online Application Form and complete requirements;
Announcement of Successful Applicants via e-mail.

For questions and clarifications on the application process, aspiring applicants may send an email to 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.𝘂𝗽𝗱@𝘂𝗽.𝗲𝗱𝘂.𝗽𝗵. 

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Associate in Arts (Theatre) program does not require the prospective student to pass the UPCAT Examination.


The prospect must submit the following documents to the department:

  1. a duly accomplished application form (available here),

  2. three recommendation letters, and

  3. a portfolio of creative works.


 DSCTA’s Associate in Arts committee evaluates all applications. Successful applicants are notified regarding the qualifying examination and the interview.


Program Checkist

Access the checklist of the Associate in Arts (Theatre) program endorsed by the University Council during its 153rd meeting on 24 June 2019 and approved by the Board of Regents during its 1346th meeting held on 31 July 2019 here.

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