Program: Theater Arts

Students completing our program should be fully prepared to move on to a more advanced level in a post-secondary institution or in the workforce. Students learn skills necessary for jobs in the Theatre Arts field related to acting. 

Career Opportunities

This field of concentration is designed to provide students with an overall appreciation of theater arts as well as an emphasis in acting and technical theater. The Associate Degree and Certificate Programs will prepare students for auditions and careers in Theatre Management, Stage Management, Box Office Management, Wardrobe, Make-up Artists, Performance, Teaching, Apprenticeships, and more.

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T),
Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts courses offer degree preparation with exciting hands-on acting and technical theatre skills that prepare students for transfer and career options in Theatre Management, Stage Management, Box Office Management, Wardrobe, Make-up Artists, Performance, Teaching, and Apprenticeships. Students also develop important technical skills and learn vital production processes while building social skills. Students are trained to be knowledgeable about the variety of jobs, functions and production process of the theatre industry. The overall mission of this program is to aid students in developing the requisite knowledge and skills to excel upon transfer to the CSU and UC systems.

Associate in Arts (AA), Theater – General 

This field of concentration is designed to provide students with an overall appreciation of theater arts as well as an emphasis in acting and technical theater. The Associate Degree will prepare students for auditions and careers in Theatre Management, Stage Management, Box Office Management, Wardrobe, Make-up Artists, Performance, Teaching, Apprenticeships, and more. 

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Develop a basic knowledge and experience of live​ performance synthesizing lower-division level principles and theories of acting, production techniques, and creativity.
  • Develop a respect for theatre as a means of personal, cultural, or social expression.

Associate in Arts (AA), Theater – Acting Academy 

Upon successful completion of the following courses, the acting student will have earned an Associate of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. The acting student will not only have gained a broad knowledge of acting, movement, and voice but also, the academic general education and opportunity for successful transfer to a university or conservatory. The intense curriculum demands self-discipline, organization and a determination to challenge one’s own limits.

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Develop a basic knowledge and experience of live performance synthesizing lower-division level principles and theories of acting, production techniques, and creativity. 
  • Develop a respect for theater as a means of personal, cultural, or social expression.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Vocational Media – Film Acting 

Upon completion of the following courses, the student will have fact-based and practical tools to engage in the world of entertainment for gainful employment. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Vocational Media – Commercials 

Upon completion of the following courses, the student will have a broad-based and factual knowledge of the world of entertainment and how to pursue gainful employment. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Vocational Media – Voice-over 

Upon completion of the following courses, the students will gain the knowledge at a beginning level for Additional Dialog Recording (A.D.R.), dubbing, and narration.