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Residential Faculty - Performance Faculty - Theatre
This program is part of the Communication, Theatre & Film Arts Department.
The stage is set. The house is standing room only. And it’s five minutes to curtain. This is your first performance but you’re not nervous at all. All of your study, training, and practice at MCC has paid off.
The Theatre Arts program provides you with an excellent foundation in theatrical production and performance and offers opportunities for participation to students, staff, faculty, and the community. We support a variety of theatre outreach experiences including four main stage productions, as well as student productions and showcases, original works, guest artists, workshops, and puppetry performances.
A balanced, well-rounded theatrical experience helps you develop confidence and enables you to move from competence to excellence in whatever profession you choose. A theatrical education provides you with a valuable base from which to launch a career in film, television, stage, management, marketing, advertising, law, politics, theology, social work, or in therapeutic fields.
Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.
|At MCC, get an...||Specialize in...||Transfer to...||To get a...||Courses|
|Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Theatre||Theatre Emphasis||Arizona State University||Theatre (Bachelor of Arts)||Pathway Map|
Additional Transfer Options
Below are some additional transfer options that may also be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.
|At MCC, get an...||Transfer to...||To get a...|
|Associate in Arts||Arizona State University||Bachelor of Arts in Film (Film and Media Production)|
|Associate in Arts||Arizona State University||Bachelor of Arts in Film (Film and Media Studies)|
|Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Theatre||Arizona State University||Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (Acting)|
|Associate in Arts||Arizona State University||Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (Design and Production)|
The Theatre Arts program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Audio and Video Equipment Technicians||$38,690|
|Producers and Directors||$49,680|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||$31,740|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Meet with an Advisor
Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with the academic advisor in the Theatre Arts program.
If you're interested in Theatre Arts Performance schedule an appointment with Kevin Dressler by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 480-461-7538.
If you're interested in Theatre Arts Design or Technical Production schedule an appointment with Kara Thompson by email at email@example.com or by phone at 480-461-7975.
Together you’ll lay out a program or career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success, so don’t skip it, okay?