Liberal Arts – Theatre Transfer
Students planning to pursue a Theatre degree at a four-year institution follow the Liberal Arts program requirements while at Kirkwood, completing general education and elective courses that prepare them for transfer. Theatre courses can apply toward humanities and elective requirements needed for the Associate of Arts degree.
Academic Advising: Students interested in studying Theatre work with the individual Theatre faculty members and the Arts and Humanities department coordinator for course selection. Kirkwood has articulation agreements with all three state universities and many other four-year institutions in the state, including a 2+2 agreement with the University of Iowa. It is recommended that you work closely with your Theatre instructor to ensure that you are aware of specific requirements for the institution you will attend, such as foreign language, laboratory science, diversity and grade point average. When planning schedules, students should keep afternoons (1-6 p.m.) open for shop work and rehearsals.

Support from the Department: The Arts and Humanities department faculty and staff are available to discuss specific courses, independent study and honors projects. In addition, students who are interested in Theatre should email to be put on the list to receive announcements about auditions for productions and other performing opportunities.

Scholarships: There are scholarships available for students specifically in the performing arts. The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships, The Ira and Doris Larson Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship, and the Ted and Lillian Feder Endowed Scholarship are all available to theatre students. For more information and application materials please click here.

Transfer Plan: To transfer to a four-year college or university and major in Theatre there, complete the Kirkwood Liberal Arts A.A. degree. Fulfilling electives with credits in theatre, technical theatre, play analysis and acting, and performance in any of the three yearly productions provides opportunities to explore the discipline of Theatre, build your resume, and prepare to transfer. Click here to see a suggested schedule of courses. To view the Associate of Arts degree plan, click here.
For more information contact:
Rick Anderson, Theatre director
102 Art and Theatre Annex
319-398-5899 ext. 5389 |

Shelly Ford, Technical Theatre
340 Cedar Hall
319-398-4914 |

Karla Scriven, department coordinator
336 Cedar Hall
319-398-4956 |

Jennifer Bradley, Ph.D., Arts and Humanities dean
339 Cedar Hall
319-398-5537 |