Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Arts minor available
  • Those majoring in Liberal Studies can complete their concentration in Theatre
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Discover what you can learn and where a theatre major can take you.

Our theatre program is production-oriented. We believe in learning by doing. If you want to work on shows onstage or backstage, join us! We produce six shows a year including the annual children’s show and Shakespeare Under the Stars. Students have opportunities to work with professional guest artists and faculty in all aspects of theatre. Students in our program work hard and have lots of fun in the process. Our program helps students exceed the limitations of their expectations.


  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Design
  • Writing
  • Improvisation
  • Storytelling


  • Acting techniques
  • Directing techniques
  • Scenic lighting, sound and costume design
  • Technical skills (carpentry, rigging, sewing, painting, makeup, and more)
  • Ensemble dynamic and improv
  • Theatre history and script analysis


  • Professional theatre
  • Theatre education
  • Community or children’s theatre
  • Drama therapy
  • Scriptwriting
  • Directing
  • Graduate studies
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"I love how the theatre program encourages me to be versatile in my field; I get to learn about all aspects of theatre and participate in all areas."

Ileana Ramirez
Theatre Alumnus

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Theatre Career Opportunities

  • Stanislaus State
  • Merced College
  • Prospect Theatre Project
  • Gallo Center for the Performing Arts
  • Modesto Junior College
  • Marin Theatre Company
  • Allenberry Playhouse
  • Center Stage Conservatory

Updated: August 07, 2023