An associate degree often is earned in general areas of study that include the humanities, business, social science, science and technical fields. Credits earned in pursuit of an associate degree can be used toward obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
Those who are interested in theatre studies may benefit from a program of study in this field. Topics covered might include everything from stage design to directing, as well as theatre, culture, and the impacts of theatre on society at large.
The Theatre Department at Irvine Valley College is geared toward providing the student with a comprehensive theatre experience encompassing all aspects of acting, directi
The Theatre Department at Irvine Valley College is geared toward providing the student with a comprehensive theatre experience encompassing all aspects of acting, directing, design, and theatre production as well as an introduction to theatre history. Students may structure their own program to suit their personal goals and experience level through enrolling in a wide range of courses as well as through participating in the theatre department's highly acclaimed productions. Strong emphasis is placed on preparing and training theatre students to meet future goals of higher education in theatre or employment in the many facets of the entertainment industry.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the theatre arts, acting, or technical theatre program, students will be able to...
We offer a holistic approach to the study of theatre -our students develop skills in all aspects of production, including acting, directing, design, set construction, lig
The Hands-On Experience You Want and Need
We offer a holistic approach to the study of theatre -our students develop skills in all aspects of production, including: acting, directing, design, set construction, lighting, sound, playwriting, and dramaturgy.
Because we are small, we can offer all of our students a chance to be involved - as actors, directors, designers, managers, etc.
You'll learn everything you need to know to be a valuable contributor to a community, professional, or four-year university theatre.
Professional Connections in an Exciting Location
Cañada College is located half an hour from San Francisco, and half an hour from San Jose. These two culturally diverse and artistically vibrant cities offer exciting opportunities for those interested in starting a career in theater arts....
This program exposes students to the core principles and practices in the fields of drama and theatre. Students will learn the basics of acting, the basics of theatre tec
This program exposes students to the core principles and practices in the fields of drama and theatre. Students will learn the basics of acting, the basics of theatre technology and production, and where theatre fits into both the historical and modern world of entertainment.
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Critique the role of the theatre arts and their relationship to other parts of society.
Evaluate the historical, artistic, social, and philosophical environments in which theatre exists.
Employ audition and performance skills.
Develop skills to work as a technician in communit...
The AFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based on the development of
The AFA major in musical theatre provides a comprehensive education in the practical and academic aspects of musical theatre. Each semester is based on the development of skills and competencies in the central areas of musical theatre performance: acting and voice, dance and singing. The degree offers a broad and holistic approach to the musical theatre, one that not only concentrates on performance from a participatory perspective (that is to say, on being a performer) but also prepares the student for the wide and exciting range of careers available in the performing arts industry. While musical theatre performance remains a central aspect of the programme, students are also prepared for the vast array of work that supports and produces performance, such as directing and staging, creating written material for performance, production, management, marketing and funding of the performing arts. The programme concentrates on live musical, theatrical performance (with elements of recording used for diagnostic and development purposes), but at the same time, a graduate is prepared for further study in the cognate specialisms in the performing arts, as well as for direct entry into a professional career. This is because the degree produces a wide spectrum of transferable skills such as effective presentational technique, expertise in using the voice and the body as communicative instruments, interpretational and compositional competency with written texts, management, marketing and fundraising abilities, and organizational skills. These are applicable not only in the context of the many career paths within performing arts but also in...