Department of Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts Department serves as an educational base, a vocational training ground and an artistic resource for the community. By combining production excellence with academic achievement, the Department fulfills its role as a leader in the performing arts in Orange County. Acting, directing, production, design and dramatic literature are all important facets of the Theatre Arts program. Technical theatre and theatre technology courses prepare students for the entertainment industry workforce with practical and theoretical experience. Each year the Department presents a diverse production season which combines high artistic standards with public appeal, and which challenges and expands the talents of students both on stage and behind the scenes.

Study Theatre, Art, Music and Dance in Ireland this summer! For more information, join us on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6:00pm in FA 311.

Theatre Arts Production with actors on a stage


Kent McFann
Theatre Arts Instructor/Dept. Chair
(949) 582-4757

William Francis McGuire
Acting Instructor (Performance)
(949) 582-4768


Michelle Jackson
Theatre Production & Operations Manager
(949) 582-4766

Michael McCormick
Technical Director
(949) 582-4776

Tim Swiss
Lighting & Sound Designer
(949) 582-4765

Marc Jackson
Senior Lab Tech/Carpentry
(949) 582-4764

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Theatre Arts Entertainment and Theatre Technology