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, Theatre Arts 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.

Degrees and Certificates

Areas of Study 

  • Directing
  • Performance and Acting
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Appreciation and History
  • Theatre Technology
  • Scenic Art and Painting

Careers and Salaries

  • Producer: $102,020
  • Stage Director: $76,400
  • Set/Exhibit Designer: $67,960
  • Rigger: $58,010
  • Lighting Technician: $71,070

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