This program was revised for the July 2018 edition of the IVC catalog. Please consult a counselor if you have any questions.
This degree offers students a broad range of specialized courses. This additional breadth is appropriate for students seeking transfer to bachelor degree programs where admission is highly competitive. All students completing this degree will take courses in six key areas: history and cultural traditions of theater, acting technique, performance procedures, stage design or stage management, production crew, and shop work. Examples of specialized coursework include vocal skills, musical theater, audio production, costume construction, stage management and contemporary theater history and criticism. By developing skills used across many forms of live entertainment, students build a portfolio of employable skills applicable to professions such as live entertainment technician, production manager, actor, singer, and dancer. Students will have the opportunity to participate in live performances on stage and as a member of the production crew. Students will spend time in the IVC theater shops learning how to build scenery and costumes. However, specific entry level employment opportunities may require additional education or experience.