Theatre Arts is the study of the creative, historical, technical, and cultural aspects of performance. Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate studies in Theatre Arts commonly include performan​ce, education, design, and communication. Careers in the discipline that generally require graduate-level degrees include dramatic criticism and education. Even students who choose not to major in Theatre Arts find that coursework in the field can improve their ability to communicate, problem solve, speak publicly, build self-confidence, and work successfully both collaboratively and independently. College of the Desert’s Theatre Arts curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview and history of the discipline, training in acting, makeup, design, technical production, and script analysis. The College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Theatre Arts consisting of courses and training allowing students to pursue entry-level positions as performers and technicians or to continue their study in the discipline toward a B.A. or Graduate degree. College of the Desert offers transfer agreements with California State Universities, the University of California systems and independent colleges and universities.