Looking to continue your creative approach to education? Look no further than the THEATER ARTS DEPARTMENT!
“To me what is so great about the theater program at Las Positas is the focus on and commitment to the students. The energy from the theater teachers is contagious and really helps the students revel in the passion, fun, and growth that comes from taking the courses. It really is such a close knit family, with open arms to new personalities and faces.” - Josh Thompson
A unique blend of hands-on learning, personal creative exploration, and history and culture, theater is a wonderful way to continue to grow as a student and as an artist. The Theater Arts major is designed to provide knowledge, training, and practical experience in a variety of areas which can be used in continuing participation and appreciation of theater and film throughout life.
The curriculum provides the essential lower-division courses necessary for transfer to similar programs at four-year institutions, as well as assisting students towards employment in professional, academic and community theater. Upon completion, students can expect to be able to: apply the learned techniques of acting or technical theater in a public performance of various genres of theater, or other types of personal creative work; understand how to develop and maintain a positive contribution the field of theater in academics, performance, or technical theater; and possess the skills necessary for textual interpretation for academic discourse, design, and/or performance studies.
The mission of the theater arts program is to provide opportunities for the academic, intellectual, career, creative, and personal development of our students. Specifically, we aim to prepare our students to be well- educate theater artists through their engagement with a wide variety of courses aimed at a deeper and more profound understanding of the craft of theater and the cultural importance of the art form. The theater program’s rich production traditions provide professional career training, during which students understand the breadth of the theater, from design to performance.
Our student-centered coursework and productions offer many different opportunities for students to become involved in the program and college in a meaningful, academic, and career-centered way. Many of our students leave our program with degree and skill-specific knowledge necessary to continue on the in the performing arts. Our work remains focused on the students and the progression of their skills, as evidenced in the curriculum available, planned curriculum changes, and tradition of strong production work.