The Theatre Arts program provides an opportunity
to gain practical experience in professional
and community theatre work and to prepare
for continued higher education. Major theatre
productions are offered each year, allowing students
to develop practical skills and talents while earning
college credit for transfer to universities.
Most careers related to theatre require education
beyond the associate degree; however, an
understanding and mastery of technical theatre
skills provides some preparation for work in local
community theatre and professional theatre.
A partial list of possible career options follows: set
designer, model builder, makeup artist, lighting
designer, stage manager, scenic artist, set builder,
set carpenter, set painter, stage technician, sound
technician, prop maker, lighting operator.
Program Learning Outcomes
Your education is grounded in a dynamic
relationship to the history of theatre arts as a craft
and an awareness of the conditions of the world
around you. In addition, you will be able to work
effectively within an ensemble. As a program we
encourage students to present themselves and their
personal artistic talents with clarity and confidence.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:
- Effectively practice the theatre arts throughinvolvement in the creation and presentation ofpublic performances in theatre.
- Develop a structural approach to interpretationof language in dramatic text.
- Explain and practice basic productionprocesses such as acting, scenic, costume, andmake-up design, and technical operation relatedto production.
- Identify the historical and cultural dimensionof theatre, including the works of leadingplaywrights, actors, directors, and designers.
- Acquire inter-cultural and multi-culturalunderstanding, as well as perception of theuniversal and timeless human conflicts presentedin dramatic works.
- Augment the discipline, cooperation,accountability, and perseverance necessary forpositive self-identification and success in life.
Certificate of Performance: Technical Theatre
This is a certificate in Technical Theatre which the
student will put into practice the skills necessary in
scenery construction, scene painting, costume, and
makeup in order to pursue a professional career in
theatre, film, television, music, and/or dance.
Associate in Arts Degree: Visual and Performing Arts, Theatre
The theatre program offers transfer courses in
preparation for university theatre majors as well as
fundamental skills in acting and play production
useful for employment or for participation in
community theatre productions.
Student will be assessed through a combination of
performance evaluations, written assignments, and
written tests and quizzes.