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What is a theatre degree for?

A theatre degree from College of the Canyons is the first step to an exciting educational or career path. Programs prepare students to transfer to four-year programs in general theatre, performance and technical theatre. Students may also find work as a ...

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Theatre Programs

Currently, there are three programs/degrees offered for Theatre:
- Theatre AA Degree
- Theatre Performance AA Degree
- Theatre Arts AA Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

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Salary & Labor Market Information

To find out about a career in Theatre, click on the LEARN MORE button below. Other helpful links:
- Otis Report on the Creative Economy
- Salary Surfer
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Why choose the COC Theatre Program?

  •  5-6 productions each year offering students both performance and technical theatre opportunities
  • Diverse curriculum in performance and technical theatre
  • Dedicated, award-winning instructors who not only teach, but work in the industry
  • Outstanding Performing Arts Center facilities
  • Additional performance opportunities in Devised Theatre/New Works, Solo Performance, Improvisation and Musical Theatre
  • An active Drama Club that helps support productions and organizes student events
  • Partiicpation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Excellent music and dance departments
  • And so much more...
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Our productions are classes, and all participants are students enrolled in the class and auditions for onstage roles and interviews for backstage roles are open to everyone. If you are cast, you will be required to register for the class. Learn more...