Theatre Arts

Program Description

The Theatre Arts degree program at MCC is designed for students who plan to transfer and earn a baccalaureate degree with a major in theatrical performance or technical theatre. The two concentrations in this program balance courses providing a general theatre knowledge and those designed to develop a particular theatre skill. A variety of theatrical shows at the college provide students with opportunities to participate in the performance and production of a theatrical show for a public audience.

Careers in the field

Actor, Director, Stage Manager, House Manager, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Sound Engineer, Makeup Artist, Scenic Designer, Technical Director, Production Manager, Prop Master, Set Builder, Scenic Painter, Playwright, Dramaturg, Costume Builder, Deck Crew

Schools to transfer to

SUNY:  Fredonia, Brockport; Nazareth College, Geneseo

Specific skills learned

Acting, Oral Interpretation, Story Telling, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Scene Painting, Costume Design and construction, Stage Makeup, Stage Management, Sound Design, Stagecraft, Stage Movement and Stage Combat

Full-time faculty

Heather Chang

Coursework enhancement activities available

Fall Musical Production, Spring Comedy or Drama Production, Annual Children’s Production, Summer Shakespeare Production, Student Theatre Club, Partnership with the Sixth Act