Learn how to act and use your voice and body movements to project characters from the printed page to the stage. Or study sound and lighting, as well as set design and creation to bring a production to life. Participate in fall, spring and the summer Shakespeare in the Grove productions.
TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Theatre Arts provides a broad introduction to both performance and technical aspects of theater production. You will be prepared to go onstage as an actor, work as a director’s assistant, set designer and other theater-related jobs, even work in communications and public relations.
Even if theater is not your career goal, you can build confidence, speaking skills and teamwork experience by participating in live theater.
TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Theatre Arts consists of 3 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Chesapeake Campus.
Estimated Program Cost*:
24 credits x $181.10 per credit = $4,346.40 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
Apply your credits to an associate degree at TCC, or transfer to a four-year school to study theater
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
Finish the program in as few as two semesters
Classes range from theater appreciation, to rehearsal and performance, to acting and stagecraft
Learn time management, discipline and how to work on a team