TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Theatre Arts provides a broad introduction to both performance and technical aspects of theater production. Technical theater arts students spend 10 percent of their time in the classroom and 90 percent in the workshop, building sets and learning technical aspects. Students learn stage lighting and sound, stagecraft or set design and how to set the pace for a show. Even if theater is not your career goal, you can build self-confidence, speaking skills, and collaboration by participating in live theatre.
Tidewater Community College theater students learn how to act and use their voices and body movements to project characters from the printed page to the stage. They study sound and lighting, as well as set design and creation. Looking at the big picture—they become part of a team that works in high gear to present three live productions a year.