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Theater Arts

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The Mt. San Jacinto College Program in Theater Arts offers an AA Degree in Theater Arts for transfer, AS in Technical Theater, and Certificates in Technical Theater and Musical Theater. Courses span the historical background of the art form to all technical elements, acting in front of a camera and performance in live play and musical. The program provides a path to matriculation to a four year college or entering the entertainment industry work force. It also offers non majors the opportunity to gain the type of confidence, self-possession and aesthetic awareness that can benefit any career path.



A.A.-T in Theatre Arts for Transfer
(using General Education Requirements Option B or C)

See Also:
A.A. in Liberal Arts - Arts, Humanities & Communications Emphasis


A.S. in Technical Theater
(with General Education Requirements Option A)

See Also:
A.A. in Musical Theater
A.A. in Humanities


Certificate in Technical Theater

See Also:
Certificate in Musical Theater

Employment Concentration Certificate(s)



Theater Arts Faculty

Theater Arts Courses*

  • Introduction to Theater (THA 101)
  • Theater History (THA 102) 
  • Improvisation for Dance and Theater (THA 108)
  • Fundamentals of Acting (THA 110) 
  • Intermediate Acting (THA 111)
  • Acting for Film and Television (THA 112)
  • Oral Interpretation of Literature (THA 113)
  • Stagecraft (THA 117)
  • Stage Management (THA 118)
  • Lighting (THA 120)
  • Costume Construction (THA 121)
  • Stage Makeup (THA 122)
  • Introduction to Scene Design (THA 123)
  • Scenic Painting (THA 124)
  • Reader's Theater (THA 127)
  • Introduction to Film (THA 135) 
  • Cultural History of American Motion Pictures (THA 136)
  • Introduction to World Cinema (THA 137)
  • Survey of Drama (THA 150)
  • Musical Theater History (THA 155)
  • Actor's Workshop (THA 200)
  • Rehearsal and Performance (THA 201)
  • Summer Repertory Theater (THA 205)
  • Musical Production: Theater (THA 216)
  • Special Projects: Theater Arts (THA 299)

*For course descriptions, please see the college catalog.