Associate in Arts (AA) Degree


Plan to earn a bachelor's degree in theatre? Start with us. You save money and get a top-quality education. Learn from instructors who are experts in the field and get ample time on stage, too. Graduate in two years and move on to your transfer college. You are more than prepared. You are confident.

What You Learn as a Theatre Transfer Major

Learn the art of directing, get one-on-one acting lessons, and take the stage in a major performance. Productions range from dramatic to hilarious. General education courses teach you about the world, yourself, and others. You study literature, ethics, world religions, film, economics, and history.  

What Can I Do With a Degree in Theatre? 

Perform on stage and under the spotlight, or operate things behind the curtain. Work for a production studio, theme park, or community theatre. Continue your education and teach the art of acting in K-12 schools and more.

A Solid Foundation

Public Speaking

Get your point across

Public Speaking

Analyze your audience. Learn what to say and how to deliver. Then listen.

Rehearsal & Performance

Take a bow

Rehearsal & Performance

Participate in a major play production and earn some credits.


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Analyze the audience you seek, plan the season and prepare the play.

Acting II

It's all you

Acting II

Study dramatic interpretation. End term with a recital.

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2+2 = Savings

Here’s a secret: biology is biology no matter where you take the course. But the cost isn’t the same. Do your first two years at EICC and wipe out those required general education courses, then transfer to finish your Bachelor’s degree. The 24 months and 60+ credits you earn with us will cost less than one semester at most public or private universities. Save your money. High-quality and low-cost. That’s our niche.

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Live on-campus in student housing

Muscatine Community College’s apartments are a great place to live, learn and grow during your time at the college. Choose from a single-room or two-room suite, complete with a central living area and full kitchen!

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Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.


What if I transfer to

Your credits will transfer to any other accredited institution. We’ve worked out transfer agreements with select partner colleges and universities. Contact your advisor to know exactly how your credits will work at: 

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Dubuque, Iowa

  • Fresh Start Credits transfer, but GPA does not
  • Transfer Scholarships available

See University of Dubuque Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UI

See University of Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UNI

See University of Northern Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

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Theatre Transfer Major: Locations

Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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