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Program of Study: Theatre

Academic Division: Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts

About the Program

Associate in Arts Degree

If theatre is your love, the college offers the Associate in Arts degree. This program prepares students for transferring to a four-year theatre program or for work in professional or community theatre groups.

Careers in Theatre

Theatre graduates enter careers that include acting, directing, design, arts administration, stage management, teaching and technical theatre support. Professional opportunities are available in live stage productions as well as in television and film.

Academic program

Theatre courses are approved for a seamless transfer to Illinois colleges and universities under the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

Theatre courses offered at CLC include: Introduction to Theatre, Acting I and II, Stagecraft, Directing, Stage lighting and Stage Make-up. Theatre practicum allows students to earn credit for performing in, stage managing, or working on the technical aspects of CLC productions.

Performance Opportunities

The Theatre Department presents five fully mounted productions each year, including one children’s production in the fall and a musical in the summer. Each season is carefully chosen to showcase the best classical and contemporary plays as well as present a variety of theatrical genres and styles.

Transfer Degrees

The transfer degree is typically completed in two years and provides the foundation for a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year institution.


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