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Visual, Media and Performing Arts (VMPA)

Theater Arts

The Theater Arts program emphasizes developing the craft of acting. Four major shows, in addition to several one-act plays, are produced yearly under the faculty's direction. Also, the department often produces musicals, in conjunction with the Music Department, as well as a Summer Theatre Workshop. Classes in technical theater skills, such as theatrical stage design and lighting, are also an integral part of the program.

Theater Arts majors have a choice of theater arts teaching or professional stage performance and production. The major in theater arts, while preparing students for transfer, develops the creative, professional attitude required for a successful career in the theater. Related careers include actor, director, costumer, drama coach, set designer, business manager, and instructor.

Certificate Program

Theater Technology
Theater Technology - Makeup Technology

The curriculum prepares students for technical careers in professional and educational theater, stage lighting, scenic arts, stage management and related vocations.

There are two courses of study offered. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

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