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    Irvine Valley College
    Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Theatre Arts

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Dean: Joseph Poshek
Academic Chair: M. Scott Grabau
Faculty: Ron Manuel-Ellison; M. Scott Grabau
Scenic Designer: Don Formanek


The theatre curriculum at Irvine Valley includes courses in acting, directing, voice, and musical theatre.  A strong emphasis is placed in the development of the many technical theatre skills required in the theatre-including stagecraft, lighting, and theatre production.


Students majoring in theatre arts concentrate on developing the expressive, interpretive, artistic and practical skills fundamental to the production of various types of dramatic literature. Students who wish to complete an Associate in Arts degree in theatre may select one of the following four options to fulfill the major requirement: (1) Theatre Arts, (2) Acting, (3) Technical Theatre, or (4) Theatre Arts for Transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the theatre arts, acting, or technical theatre program, students will be able to do one of the following:

  • Perform a role in a theatrical production.
  • Construct theatrical elements.
  • Manage a theatrical production.
  • Apply fundamentals of theatrical design.

Potential Careers (For Non-Transfer Degree Recipients)

Theatre Arts majors develop an ability to project and present themselves before audiences in formal performances. Thus the major is appropriate both for students who are anticipating careers in acting, directing or theatre production, and for those who may choose careers with a high profile such as law, teaching, sales or management.


    Associate in ArtsAssociate in ScienceAssociate in Arts for TransferCertificate of AchievementCertificate of Proficiency

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