Area of Study: Theatre Arts
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Arts with Emphasis in Theatre Arts
The Theatre Arts program at Tri-C can prepare you for a career in theatre production, performance or management. Students study and practice the art of acting, stage management, technical theatre, sound and lighting, costumes and makeup, as well as theatre appreciation and history. Students may choose to enroll in the program with an emphasis in Theatre Performance or Theatre Technology with the goal of transferring to a four year school for a bachelor's degree.
What is theatre?
Theatre is a verb involving the exchange of thoughts and ideas between two groups of people: actors and audience. Each group must share in the performance. Theatre is not a building, although it can be.
Why take courses in theatre?
Theatre classes teach individuals how to perform or how to appreciate performance.
There are many careers in theatre including onstage, backstage, and writing and producing plays. You don’t need to pursue a career in theatre to take classes. Some students take classes for the pursuit of beauty and the performing arts.