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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
Theater Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer 60 units
Film, Television, and Electronic Media Associate in Science Degree for Transfer 60 units
Musical Theater Certificate of Achievement 44 units
Film Studies Associate in Arts Degree 60 units
Theater Arts Associate in Arts Degree 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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Last Updated 6/28/24