Q. What is a theatre degree for?
A. 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 technician or performer in theatre, film, television, or themed entertainment. Theatre students learn written and oral communication, creative problem solving, time management, teamwork, and leadership. They work well under pressure, respond well to criticism, and are goal oriented.
Our different degree paths include the following:
Q. What can a theatre degree lead to?
A. Los Angeles County is one of the worldwide centers of the entertainment industry with major companies representing theatre, film, television, themed entertainment and more. These industries employee performers, directors, writers, designers and technicians.
An associates degree or certificate from College of the Canyons can be an important first step in many careers. Some students will transfer directly from C.O.C. to a four-year school to pursue a B.A. or B.F.A. degree. Other students will find entry-level work, especially in the technical areas of entertainment.
Theatre students learn written and oral communication, creative problem solving, time management, teamwork, and leadership. They work well under pressure, respond well to criticism, and are goal oriented. These skills can be useful in careers both in and out of the entertainment industry.
Q. Do I have to be a student, or can anyone audition?
A. Each of our productions are a class. Anyone can audition for our productions. If you are cast, you MUST register for the course in order to participate.
Q. Is there a prerequisite, or do I need any experience?
A. No, there is no experience necessary.
- Some actors will be asked to sing at the general audition and at the call back. Again, it is not a requirement that you sing to be cast. But if you can, show your stuff!
- This is your time to shine. Prepare your material to show your brilliance. Take a chance! Live in the moment! That's what we want to see at a general audition.
- Please note that there are many wonderful supporting roles. If you will only accept certain roles in a play, please be clear on your audition form, and in person, concerning this. It saves time for everyone.