Theater Arts Program

This program fulfills typical lower-division requirements at four-year institutions. Some variation in requirements may exist at a particular four-year college or university; therefore it is essential that the student also refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution and consult a counselor.

Courses Offered

Acting I, Acting II, Theater History, Modern American Theater, Voice and Speech, Children’s Theater, One-Acts, Musical Theater, Improvisation, Film to Stage, Film as Communication, Intro to Technical Theater, Technical Theater, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Theater Management, and Bay Area Theater Appreciation and more! Check the college catalogue for the most up to date information!

“Every day I learn something new about my craft, whether it's through performances or classes. I fall in love with what I do more and more. Acting isn't easy, it's hard work." - Abby P.

Helpful Information for Current and Prospective Students

Careers in the Theater Arts

Student Advising Packet: Theater Arts

Priority Registration Info (to help you get the classes you need!)


Associates Degree (For Transfer) *

The Associate in Arts for Theater for Transfer (AA-T) major is designed to provide knowledge, training, and practical experience in all aspects of theater arts. The benefit of transfer admission with junior status to the CSU and UC schools is of immeasurable value for our students. The ability to save money, work towards their major, and gain training and skill in a personalized environment such as ours, will only serve to better prepare them as artists and academics.This degree follows a specific state mandated curriculum in order to make transferability easier for students and

Associates Degree

Similar to the AA for Transfer Degree, the AA at LPC degree allows students to graduate in 2-3 years with an associate’s degree in theater. The course work for this degree, though generally the same as the AA-T degree, allows students to focus some of their time it the theater program more specifically on areas of theater related to their own interest, from one of the following: Technical Theater, Performance/Acting, of Theater History/Theory. Students are given the opportunity to hand craft the program that most interests them.

Certificate of Achievement (Stage Technician) *

The Las Positas College Technical Theater Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level occupations as a theater technician in educational, community, and resident theater venues. Technical theater technicians may work on set construction, carpentry, sound systems, lighting design, light board operation, stage lighting, scenery costumes, props, and various degrees of entry level management positions, such as house management and stage management. This program is designed to prepare individuals who work in technical production areas with a range of skills, enabling them to select, adapt and transfer skills to different work situations throughout their career in technical theater. This program prepares students, through coursework and hands on experience, for work in technical theater. The certificate includes a wide range of topics designed to give students basic skills and knowledge to work behind the scenes in theater and other venues. With over 31,000 employers in the state of California requiring trained employees in the technical theater field, this certificate would qualify students to be aides in the professional production environment. This certificate can also serve as the first step in completing the Associate in Arts for Theater for Transfer to a four year college or university, where students can complete a degree in a specialized or generalized field of theatrical study.

*Pending State Approval. Expected Initial Offering date of the Certificate is Fall 2016 and AA-T is Fall 2015


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