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Theater Arts

The Theater Arts Department provides a comprehensive program of theater/ film analysis and theory, acting, design and theater technology, and film/video production. Its primary goal is to develop student creativity and skills, supported by sound background in analysis, literature, and aesthetics. In an environment that encourages self-expression, each student has opportunities to participate in various Theater Arts specialties: film/theater analysis, film/video production, acting, costume/makeup, and stage technology. Students have the opportunity to perform regularly in the college’s two performance facilities. Students are prepared to transfer to four-year institutions and conservatories or to pursue career options, described below.

Degrees and Certificates

Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Theatre Arts: Acting Associate in Arts Degree 60 units
Musical Theater: Theater Focus Certificate of Achievement 44 units
Film, Television, and Electronic Media Associate in Science Degree for Transfer 60 units
Film Studies Associate in Arts Degree 60 units
Theater Arts: Stage Technology Certificate of Achievement 16 units
Theater Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer 60 units

THEATER ARTS: Transfer: For transfer information see and/or consult with a counselor.

The Faculty

  • William Clay
  • Laura Lowry


  • Television Studio
  • Courses offered in online format
  • Hands-on performance experience with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Learning opportunities with professional artists

Career Options

  • Actor
  • Corporate Officer
  • Costume Designer
  • Costume Technician
  • Director
  • Drama Teacher/Professor
  • Filmmaker
  • Non-Profit Manager
  • Performing Arts Fundraiser
  • Sales Manager
  • Set/Lighting Designer
  • Special Events Planner
  • Stage Manager
  • Theater Manager
  • Theater Technician
  • Theme Park Technician
  • Video/Media Technician
Note: Some career options may require more than two years of college study
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  • Dean
    Shannon Price
  • Department Chair
    Laura Lowry
  • Department Chair Phone
  • Department Chair Email
  • Embedded Counselor
    Geneva Leighton
  • Embedded Counselor Phone
  • Embedded Counselor Email
Last Updated 11/14/22