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Coming Soon: Take the Show on the Road

Are you a fan of music concerts, traveling and working creatively with your hands? Learn the basics of live entertainment production at CLC with a new short-term certificate this fall.

In one year, you can gain industry-recognized credentials and land a job where you will do what you love. The live entertainment industry wants to professionalize the training so you can be more than a roadie working a gig - you'll be a professional trained for success!

For more information, contact:
Student Recruitment and Onboarding
(847) 543-2090

About the Program

Theatre is a transfer program housed in the Communication Arts, Fine Arts and Humanities division. Transfer programs are for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. Some students take theatre courses to fulfill the fine arts requirement for a transfer degree; others take theatre courses as part of a plan to major in theatre. Many students also take theatre courses as electives.

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Make a CLC Theatre Education Possible

Celebrate and support Theatre at CLC. Our goal is to grow our scholarship fund, award student excellence and support students who participate in the Kennedy Center American College Festival. With your help, we are keeping the arts alive at CLC!

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Career Opportunities

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.

Why study at CLC?

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


Theatre Department Classes and Performances

Interviews with Craig Rich and Thomas B. Mitchell, theatre professors, about the CLC Theatre program.