Theatre


  • Liberal & Fine Arts

What Will I Learn?

JJC offers a practical, immersive education in theatre.

Our courses give students a broad overview of the theatre discipline. They can be transferred to a four-year university.

Students will also learn outside of the classroom. With four productions a year, there are opportunities for roles as performers, designers, and technicians.

 

What is Unique About Our Theatre Program?

In four-year theatre programs, lead roles or design positions are not always available to freshmen. At JJC, these opportunities and more are available to all students.

This advanced preparation helps our transfer students stand out as they continue in four-year programs. It also helps our students obtain professional opportunities earlier in their careers.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

  • Actor
  • Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Props Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Talent Manager
  • Teacher
  • Director
  • Arts Management
  • Arts Fundraiser
  • Lighting Engineer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Film Editor
  • Casting Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Playwright
  • Literary Manager
  • Producer
  • Dramaturge
  • Booking Agent
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Radio/TV announcer
  • Theatre Critic
  • Events Planner
  • Advertising Specialist

Theatre Courses

  • Courses Offered

    JJC offers the following theatre courses:

    • Theatre Appreciation (THEA 101) that is an overview of the history and job opportunities available in Theatre.
    • Acting I and II (THEA 103, Thea 203) will introduce those interested in acting skills needed for this career and the second level builds upon the foundation laid in the beginning class.
    • In Technical Theatre I and II (THEA 104 and 105), students learn the basics of stagecraft and design, and the advances class builds upon Technical Theatre.
    • Stage Makeup (THEA 110) offers both the Actor and the technician skills in character analysis, basic application techniques, and design.
    • Costumes (THEA 108) Students learn basic garment history, sewing skills and design work in order to understand the role that costumes play in a production.
    • Directing (THEA 201) offers the opportunity for students to apply how a stage director functions and coordinates all the areas of theatre study to produce a performance.
    • Play Analysis (THEA 114) This course teaches the fundamentals of play analysis for a director, actor or designer/technician.  (Offered based on student demand and faculty availability only)
    • Special Topics in Theatre (THEA 299) This is a specialized class that is offered in a variety of topics, including American Musical Theaters, Improvisation, and children’s theatre to just name a few. (Offered based on student demand and faculty availability only)
    • Theatre Practicum (THEA 106) This is credit for practical application of theatre skills in acting, backstage or front of house work. (Offered based on student demand and faculty availability only)
    • Theatre Improvisation (THEA 115) Students learn basic improv techniques such as body control, vocal flexibility, creativity, quick thinking and ensemble work.
       

    View Theatre Courses in Our Catalog

2022-23 Season

  • The Odd Couple

    By Neil Simon

    Directed by Professor Tammy Perkins

    October 6-8th at 7:30 PM

    October 9th at 2:00 PM

    This classic comedy centers around uptight, neat Felix Ungar and easygoing, disheveled Oscar Madison as new roommates.

  • The Wolves

    By Sarah DeLappe

    Directed by Professor Brian Fruits

    November 2-5th at 7:30 PM

    November 6th at 2:00 PM

    A girls indoor soccer team navigates big questions in this portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

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