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​​​​​​​​​​Explore a Career in Theater Arts!​

Overview​​
  • These courses prepare you to transition to Santa Ana College's Theatre Arts Program. You will learn theatrical stylings, acting techniques, and technical skills that support and enhance performances. You will be equipped with the abilities and techniques necessary to enter or upgrade within the technical and performance arenas of the entertainment industry. 

  • In THPA 150A Rehearsal and Performance in Production and THPA 152 Tour Ensemble, you will learn vocal techniques and dynamic presentation methodologies for live stage performance. In THPA 150B Technical Theatre in Production, students learn skills associated with the positions of stage technician, lighting technician, sound technician, master electrician, scenic carpenter, and stage manager. In THEA 255 Motion Picture Performance Production, students learn auditioning, improvisation, and on-camera performance techniques. 

  • In VBUS 400 Employability Skills, or ESL 520 English for Work 2, students learn soft skills that are beneficial in working in any theatre arts environment.
​​Course Requirements​
All four courses below are required to earn a certificate. 

VFPA 150A: Rehearsal and Performance in Production
Contact William Mittler for an audition. (mittler_william@sac.edu)

VFPA 150B: Technical Theatre in Production
Contact Sara Turner for an interview. (turner_sara@sac.edu)

VFPA 152: Tour Ensemble
Contact Amberly Chamberlain for an audition. (chamberlain_amberly@sac.edu)

VHEA 255: Motion Picture Performance Production
Contact Chris Cannon for an audition. (cannon_chris@sac.edu)

Students must also pass ONE of the following courses:

VBUS 400 - Employability Skills (VBUS400)​
ESL 520 - ESL: English for Work 2 
P​articipation Requirements
  • Students must meet with theater arts faculty to audition for courses listed. 

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